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!

Memberships are 100% tax-deductible*.



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.



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.



Receive All Dual/Family membership benefits as well as:



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

  • Invitations to special programming



Receive all Contributing membership benefits as well as:

  • Invitation to an exclusive artist event
  • 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.


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


Diane, Jada, and Ted
Diane Davis-Sikora and Ted Sikora

When did you first get involved with the Akron Art Museum?

Ted and I had regularly visited the Museum since moving to Akron in 2002. In 2012 the institution was in the initial planning stages for the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. I approached it about running an ideas competition for Kent State University’s third-year architecture students. It was a great opportunity for students to imagine how they might design such a culturally significant space in the heart of the city, and then later see the final design by OLIN Studio.

How has the Museum impacted you and your family?

It’s been invaluable to be able to come to the Museum as a family and have such rich shared art experiences. When our daughter Jada was younger there were always so many fun interactive projects. Being a filmmaker, Ted also had an opportunity to make several short documentaries for the Museum—one on El Anatsui, and another for Mitchell Kahan’s retirement in 2012.

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

I love how art makes me lose myself in the way someone else sees the world. It presents insights into how others think or share stories and offers a chance to open our minds to new perspectives. Ted’s high school art teacher had a quote on the classroom wall that we love: “Science is the means by which we survive. The arts are what makes survival worthwhile.”

Are particular works special to you?

When we moved here in 2002 one of our first nights out was to see the My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation exhibition. What an exciting show. That was quite the “welcome to Akron” moment. The Nick Cave exhibition is also a favorite, as well as Pattern ID and El Anatsui’s Gravity and Grace.

Share a story or memory about the Akron Art Museum.

When Jordan Wong’s The 10,000 Things exhibition opened in the sculpture garden we were blown away by the graphic intensity, details, and symbolism in his work. Ted happened to be writing a comic book about a trippy woman in the 1960s who is covered in dimensional hieroglyphs. He asked Jordan to consider illustrating a cover for the series which subsequently became Jordan’s first published piece of comic book art. It is an astounding image.


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

*Consult a tax advisor for your personal applicability