Members Juliet Shreve & Joel Felder

What made you decide to become a Member of the Akron Art Museum?
Juliet Shreve: I met a wonderful man and started dating and exploring places in Akron and the surrounding areas. We came into the museum and found much more than art. We discovered we enjoyed coming together for Moving Connections, special exhibitions and Downtown@Dusk.
Joel Felder: After attending many activities and events at the museum for so many years, my daughter, Carrie, honored us with a gift of membership and we are continuing to be members.

Juliet Shreve & Joel Felder
How frequently do you visit the Akron Art Museum?
Juliet: As often as we can. You will most always see us together here, which makes the visit even more special and trips more frequent.

What got you interested in volunteering for Akron Art Museum events? And, what is your favorite event to volunteer for?

Juliet: Being with my best friend and enjoying life and finding out that art is life.
Joel: I attended the original concerts at dusk, and my daughter worked there while she was attending the University of Akron. My favorite events: the awards ceremony and party for the Akron Arts Prize, and the Apollo’s Fire concerts. I also enjoy the movies, art presentations and live music in the auditorium.

What benefit of Membership do you appreciate the most and why? Joel: I like the members’ previews for new exhibits, and the convenience of parking free at the deck across the street. We have also enjoyed the discounts in the gift shop and at the snack bar.

"Art is a form of imagination, creativity and self. At any age, art is a very important part of life’s teaching."

How has the Akron Art Museum impacted you?
Juliet: The Moving Connections program lets you get up close and personal with the art during the talk with the curator—they are the best. The music in the garden lets you become free to dance and while you are dancing you are getting exercise and enjoying the art of music at the same time. You meet new friends every time you attend. The staff always greets you and takes time to chat with you or give you a nod or eye contact to let you know they appreciate your presence.

Are there particular works of art in the collection or current/past exhibitions that are special to you? Which ones and why? 
Juliet: Nick Cave: Feat. because I was impressed by how he collects his materials to create a masterpiece. Since I am into jewelry and colors, this was my favorite.
Joel: A past exhibition I liked was Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle by Jimmy Kuehnle—the inflatable red art piece that took up most of the main floor. It was like living, breathing art we could touch and interact with. A current work I like is Brian Bress’ Organizing the Physical Evidence, from Pictures Become You. It’s A-Head of its time! It’s humorous and alive with a moving light and dark side.

Do you have a story or favorite memory that you would like to share about the Akron Art Museum?
Juliet: They [the museum] had a special event and there was an artist who was drawing for free. She drew a picture of Joel and me together. Everyone loves it. What a great way to remember the Akron Art Museum.
Joel: My daughter was a security person at the museum some years ago while studying vocal music at the University of Akron. She used to practice singing arias while no visitors were at the museum in the old building, and the other staff members surprised her with applause!

Why do you feel art is important?
Juliet: You are going to have different interpretations of art from many people and I have heard from many family members and friends about different art museums. No one museum is the same and should not be the same. You take something from each of them, and you should share something you learned from the museum with others. Art is a form of imagination, creativity and self. At any age, art is a very important part of life’s teaching.

Personal Memberships

Supporting

$500
All Contributing member benefits plus exclusive access to art tours, discussions with renowned artists, curators, collectors and guest lecturers, and invitations to exclusive Supporting membership events

Supporting

$500

Your support of the Akron Art Museum helps us bring inspiring art experiences to everyone in our community.

All Contributing membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free or discounted children's and family educational programs
  • Your membership travels with you: Reciprocal membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America
  • Eight guest admission passes
  • Exclusive access to art tours, discussions with renowned artists, curators, collectors and guest lecturers, and invitations to exclusive events

Contributing

$250
All Dual/Family+ member benefits plus access to unique events and opportunities to experience modern and contemporary art in a social setting with friends and other young professionals

Contributing

$250

Get more member perks while supporting inspiring art experiences in Akron.

All Dual/Family+ membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs
  • Your membership travels with you: Reciprocal membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America
  • Four guest admission passes

Dual/Family+

$150
Your membership travels with you: get member treatment at over 100 museums across North America. Plus, free and discounted children's and family educational programs.

Dual/Family+

$150

All Dual/Family membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs
  • Your membership travels with you: Reciprocal membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America. So, use your Akron Art Museum membership on your next vacation
  • Two guest admission passes

Dual/Family

$75
Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Dual/Family

$75

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

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Individual

$50
Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Individual

$50
  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries 
  • Complimentary parking 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Business Memberships

Art Works Business Member (500+ employees)

$5000
Free admission, facility rental, recognition in publications, discounts, and more.

Art Works Business Member (500+ employees)

$5000
  • Free admission for employees
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop
*“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum gallery hours. Additional costs may apply.
**Discounted or free facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.

Art Works Business Member (100-499 employees)

$2500
Free admission, recognition in publications, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

Art Works Business Member (100-499 employees)

$2500
  • Free admission for employees
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop

*Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.
**“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.

Art Works Business Member (50-99 employees)

$1000
Free admission, recognition in publications, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

Art Works Business Member (50-99 employees)

$1000
  • Free admission for employees
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop

*Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.
**“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.

Art Works Business Member (2 - 49 employees)

$500
Free admission, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

Art Works Business Member (2 - 49 employees)

$500
  • Free admission for employees
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop

*Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.
**“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.

Director's Circle

Director's Circle Crystal

$10000
All Director's Circle Platinum member benefits plus champagne VIP tour of exhibition for eight with the John S. Knight Director and CEO or a museum Curator

Director's Circle Crystal

$10000
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Champagne VIP tour of exhibition for eight with Director or Curator
  • All exhibition catalogs (three to four per year)
  • Ten guest admission passes

Director's Circle Platinum

$5000
All Director's Circle Gold member benefits plus invitation for two to an event at the John S. Knight Director and CEO's home

Director's Circle Platinum

$5000
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Invitation for two to an event at the Director’s home
  • Choice of one exhibition catalog per year
  • Six guest admission passes

Director's Circle Gold

$2500
All Director's Circle Silver member benefits plus private lunch for two with the John S. Knight Director and CEO upon request

Director's Circle Gold

$2500
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Private lunch for two with the Director upon request
  • Private docent tour for up to eight
  • Six guest admission passes

Director's Circle Silver

$1500
All Director's Circle member benefits plus one complimentary one-year dual/household level gift membership (designate a new recipient each year)

Director's Circle Silver

$1500
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • One complimentary one-year dual/household level gift membership (designate a new recipient each year)
  • Six guest admission passes

Director's Circle

$1000
Invitations to special preview dinners of exhibitions and opportunities for tours and travel with the John S. Knight Director and CEO

Director's Circle

$1000
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Invitations to special preview dinners of exhibitions and opportunities for tours and travel with the Director
  • Private shopping day at the museum store in conjunction with Director’s Reception
  • Complimentary copy of a newly published museum catalog/book