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 Family membership benefits as well as:



Receive All 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


John Pickle and Suzanne Woods  
Freelance opera singers
Akron, OH 

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

When John and I made our first visit to the Museum after moving to Akron from New York City in August 2017, we were so impressed with the collection that we joined that day. Since then, it has become our “happy place”! 

How has the Museum impacted you and your family?

We are so proud that a museum of such quality and innovation is right here in Akron, and always make a point to take our visiting friends and family there. We love the Yoga Series: Mindful Art and Coffee with a Curator programs, and particularly enjoyed the first CreativeCONNECT. It was great to see the Museum’s presence this year at PorchROKR in Highland Square and at the Akron Pride Festival.

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

Art is a perfect way to express feelings—big and small, individually and collectively, the painful and the celebratory. There are works of art that John and I could never imagine living with in our home, but we are safe to experience them at the Museum. One in particular is Farley Aguilar’s The Beach. It is a piece that lately we gravitate to each time we visit, to marvel at the macabre and fantastical take on an innocent vintage seaside picture. 

We are so impressed with the Museum’s outreach to our community through Free Thursdays, Senior Day, Family Movie Night, Mess Makers, and Sip in the Studio. 

Are particular works in the collection or in exhibitions special to you?

We absolutely loved Keith Haring: Against All Odds! It was a huge win for the city of Akron to have such a comprehensive and exciting exhibition of his work. 

One of our favorite pieces from the permanent collection is El Anatsui’s Dzesi II. It is amazing that such a graceful and visually stunning piece comes from discarded liquor bottle caps fashioned into a textile! 

And it was thrilling to be in attendance for a gallery performance of Jody Kuehner’s Cherdonna Shinatra/DITCH last January. It was a favorite installation, and we were fortunate to practice yoga in that space on more than one occasion. 

Share a story or memory about the Museum.
Last May I had a total knee replacement. The recovery was more difficult than either of us had imagined, and my progress in that first month was slow. My birthday is in June, and John asked what I would like to do to celebrate. I told him that I wanted to spend a little time at the Akron Art Museum. It was my first real outing after the surgery, and we both desperately needed to be immersed in beauty and creativity. Our visit lasted only an hour that day, but that hour gave us both enough inspiration to keep us going on the road to recovery. Thank you, Akron Art Museum! 


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