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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
Peg's Foundation
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

Gina Betti

Name: Gina Betti

Financial advisor (AAMS) with Edward Jones, lives in Sharon Township

Why did you become a member of the Akron Art Museum?

The Akron Art Museum is one of those hidden treasures most people need to discover, and I’m honored when I introduce our museum to new people. I quickly fell in love with this amazing place and wanted to support it.

How has the museum impacted you?

It’s a space where I can reflect and be creative. I spend a lot of time exploring each piece and creating my own backstories for the unknowns. I also come because it is a great space to relax and reflect on work, life, and family. You can find me with coffee regularly in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. When everything went virtual in 2020, attending Coffee with the Collection and AAM After Work gave me something to look forward to.

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

Art brings Akron together by bringing people together. When I walk around downtown and look at the murals and art studios like 1474, it gives me hope that we are passing down our unique stamp to future generations. Akron Art Mail was the perfect example of bringing everyone together. Through the process, each artist was able to express their individuality while still sharing a collective experience. I am optimistic and excited to see Akron continue to grow, and I want to be a part of the next transformation.

Are particular works in the collection special to you?

My current favorite is Hands of Firestone Tire Builders by Daniel Mainzer. This photograph speaks to me because it reminds me of my blue-collar grandfather who worked in construction and the steel mills of Cleveland. For me art is an organic experience. First is its visual impact and what it makes you feel and think about. Second is the story behind the piece and the story of the artist. During the pandemic, the Museum turned lemons into lemon sorbet by hosting virtual events that allowed me to learn more about each collection and explore each story. It was like getting a backstage pass to hear about each artist, each piece, and why it was chosen. Being able to learn and share my thoughts with a group of art lovers truly made each collection so much more special. Even though I never met anyone in person, I felt like I gained friends along the way, too.

Do you have a personal story or memory to share?

One of my first memories of the Museum was the building itself, which is a piece of art. When I first saw it, I was entranced by the architecture and my curiosity was captured. Once you enter the front doors, you are transported to another world of art and expression. It is hard to put those feelings into words.

How often do you visit?

 

Now that things are returning to normalcy, I am excited about visiting more again in person. The museum has been a go-to date spot for my husband and me. We always find it fascinating and interesting to revisit some of the same works through a different mood and lens. It also gives us an opportunity to discover and explore new art together.

What benefit of membership do you most appreciate?

There is so much to appreciate, such as the amount of love and time that the staff and board members put into making each experience perfect. All my memories are positive and special, and for that I am so grateful!

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