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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

MEMBERSHIP

Your support helps the Akron Art Museum continue to deliver spectacular art experiences to our community. If you are a new member, you picked a great time to join the Museum. If you are a renewing member, thank you for continuing to support us. You can rest assured that your membership to the Akron Art Museum will allow us to continue accomplishing our mission to enrich lives and is needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Individual

$50

Receive the following benefits for one adult: 

  • Unlimited free admission.
  • Free parking.*
  • 10% discounts in the Museum Shop and Café.
  • Free and/or reduced pricing for programs.

Dual/Family

$75

The following benefits for two adults and any children under 18 years of age living at the same residence:

  • Unlimited free admission.
  • Free parking.*
  • 10% discounts in the Museum Shop and Café.
  • Free and/or reduced pricing for programs.

Dual/Family+

$150

Receive All Dual/Family membership benefits as well as:

Contributing

$250

Receive All Dual/Family+ membership benefits as well as:

  • Six guest admission passes.

Supporting

$500

Receive all Contributing membership benefits as well as:

  • Eight guest admission passes.
  • Invitations to special programming.

Director's Circle

Those hoping to increase their personal philanthropy might consider joining the director’s circle.

Business Membership

Business membership helps your whole staff.

* The Akron Art Museum offers free parking for members visiting the Museum and amenities. For free parking, members must bring in their parking garage ticket for validation at the front desk.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

A number of area businesses and foundations support the Akron Art Museum enriching the cultural life of our region through their dedication to philanthropy. Below is a current roster of our key supporters.

Knight Foundation Logo
The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Logo
The JM Smucker Co

Mrs. Myrna Berzon

Ms. Sandra Haslinger

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Lipscomb

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Newman

Mr. and Mrs. Rory O’Neil

The C. Blake Jr. and Beatrice K. McDowell Foundation

Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Molly Holtzer

What influenced your decision to join the Akron Art Museum’s board of directors?

I jumped at the opportunity! Art is my true love, and what a great way to get involved in my community. My work on the board’s Transformation Task Force has given me a deeper understanding of the important issues around diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, as well as a greater understanding of our community. I feel really blessed to be a small part of it.

How has the museum impacted you?

It’s a place where I can bring my kids, and it always creates great conversation and debates. We love to walk through the galleries and come up with our own ideas about the art. This always proves to be really fun. Art tells a story, but so often different stories are interpreted through the same work.

Why is art important for individuals, families, and communities?

Art serves as a stage where voices can be heard, talked about, and made visible. Art can push envelopes that haven’t been pushed before. We are not the Guggenheim or the Met, but we have an opportunity to make a lasting impact in Northeast Ohio and throughout the community as a whole. Art is the foundation for invention, creativity, and change. Art is for everyone.

Are particular works in the collection special to you?

While in quarantine, my family had a great time experimenting with the digital Interplay: Art Play for All poster. In 2016, I really loved the entertaining Snack exhibition, which got the viewer involved through the submission of recipes. As someone who loves to cook, it made me think about food differently. In my kitchen, I even have an oil painting of a slice of pizza by Mike Sobeck, one of the artists in the show! In addition, I will forever love the Mickalene Thomas painting Girlfriends and Lovers. I love the sense of glamour and style with sparkling embellishments. It has a cool ’70s vibe, and the patterns and colors just draw me in. I want a seat at that table!

What benefit of membership do you most appreciate?

I really enjoy the building itself. The architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au was able to retain the old building while modernizing it, and the space feels a bit magical. It feels soft and safe like it protects everything inside, which I guess it does. It brings the past into the future like the art inside.

It has been a long year, and I can’t wait to visit more often!

RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIPS

Membership at the Dual/Family+ level confers membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America, including ROAM, ModCo, and the list of Ohio art museums below