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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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Lynne Moshier

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

In 1980 my family relocated to Akron, and I wanted to become involved in the community. Given my degree in Art Education from Kent State University, the Museum seemed a perfect fit.

How has the Museum impacted you?

It’s a cherished part of my life. I first served as a docent, then as a member of the staff for over ten years, and am still a contributing member (over forty years and counting). I love the level of artistic refinement entwined into my life and the lives of others. When I worked as Coordinator of Special Events I was involved in everything. Working with the entire staff was very rewarding.

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

Art interprets life. It can be beautiful, inspirational, comforting, educational, and thought provoking. It is a visual dialogue that brings people together. Whereas authors create stories with words, artists create stories visually. We all need dialogue to understand each other. Visual art helps us communicate.

Are particular works special to you?

Frank Stella’s Diepholz brings back so many memories of my time as a docent. The painting allowed me the opportunity to educate and explain how this work captures the feeling of European road racing. It was so exciting to the students. The photo Hot Shot Eastbound by O. Winston Link appears simple, but it is not! A lot went into bringing that one moment in time to life. The lighting, the timing—fantastic, and such a sense of history. Finally, the Edwin Shaw Collection is timeless and beautiful with its masterful use of color, an example of times gone by that will always be relevant.

What benefit of membership do you most appreciate?

The art is wonderful, but the time I spent working at the Museum was a joy. I started out in charge of staffing the front desk. I was in the main lobby myself during public open hours and appointed additional volunteer staff in the mornings and on weekends. I went on to earn a volunteer certification through the Akron Volunteer Center. I only worked part time due to my children and travel with my husband. Management was very accommodating to a flexible schedule. Some weeks I worked sixteen hours and other weeks more than fifty hours. The job was becoming full time, which I could not fulfill, so they offered me the position of Coordinator of Special Events. I oversaw openings, galas, lectures, building rentals, tours and teas, the Director’s Circle, and Downtown@Dusk. After more than ten years of this fantastic opportunity, working with a wonderful group of dynamic people all coming together to bring art to our community, I regretfully turned in my resignation due to increasing family duties and the declining health of my parents.

How often do you visit the Museum?

I’m in Florida for several months each year, but whenever I’m back in town, every few weeks I spend a day at the Museum. It is a blessing just to know it is there.

What benefit of membership do you most appreciate?

I love to wander around and soak up the old, the new, and the temporary exhibits. As a member who travels throughout the year, it is nice to utilize the reciprocal benefits that membership offers throughout the country. 

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