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Museums in Akron, OH (showing 1 - 7 out of 7)

Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum

1 S High St
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
(330) 376-9185
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*Gallery Hours: Tue-Sun 11 am-5 pm, Thu 11 am-9 pm, closed Mondays & major holidays | *Bud & Susie Rogers Garden Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm, Thu 9 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, closed major holidays  

Dedicated to enriching lives through modern and contemporary art, the current Akron Art Museum covers 20,000 square-feet of open gallery space and showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. In addition, the museum offers many opportunities to "live creative" through programs that include films and video, lectures, workshops, tours, concerts, and public art projects.

Nearly a dozen exhibitions each year present prominent artists in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and glass. The museum’s collection is presented in a spectacular facility designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au and includes over 5,000 works of art, with a strong focus on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Its nationally recognized collection was documented through the publication of collection catalogues.

Three acquisition endowments were created to ensure the collection's future growth. A greatly enlarged general endowment provided increased, more stable funding, allowing the staff to undertake ambitious programs and exhibitions with national and even international impact. In 2007, its eighty-fifth year, the museum more than tripled in size with the opening of the new John S. and James L. Knight Building, which adjoins the 1899 building. Spanning three centuries, like the museum's collection, together they symbolize the museum's dual role as preserver of the past and herald of the future.

*as of 1/2018

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American Marble & Toy Museum

American Marble & Toy Museum

Akron, OH
(330) 396-1670

Kids and collectors will find the American Marble & Toy Museum fascinating. This specialty toy museum displays one of the largest assortments of mass-produced marble toys, ranging from traditional round marbles to collectible miniatures and statues. See the birth of the modern American toy industry in the City of Invention, traced back to the original automated factory in 1884 through displays and exhibits.

Hale Farm & Village

Hale Farm & Village

2686 Oak Hill Rd
Bath, OH 44210directionsDirections
(330) 666-3711

Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Hale Farm & Village was originally the homestead of Jonathan Hale in 1825. The current historic property has been developed into a living history museum surrounded by a recreated village called Wheatfield, with first-person narrations, time-frame reenactments and demonstrations about 19th century daily life.

Hower House

Hower House

60 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44334directionsDirections
(330) 972-6909

Step back in time at the Hower House, a 28-room Victorian Mansion built in 1871 by John Henry Hower. This Akron Industrialist’s mansion remained well preserved and eventually was declared a National Historic Landmark. Take a public or private tour to see the collection of Victorian-era treasures and furnishings that have been collected over the decades.

Kent State University Fashion Museum

Kent State University Fashion Museum

800 E Summit St
Kent, 44240directionsDirections
(330) 672-3450

Love fashion? Then you’ll go gaga at the Kent State University Fashion Museum, dedicated to designer fashions from around the world, ranging from historic to modern clothing, textiles, furniture and other decorative arts. See fashion displays from top design houses, archives of photography and original sketches in this museum’s galleries. This is a must-see attraction for any budding fashionista.

MAPS Air Museum

MAPS Air Museum

2260 International Pkwy
North Canton, OH 44720directionsDirections
(330) 896-6332

Love jets and planes? Don’t miss theS Air Museum, a volunteer driven museum that displays a huge aircraft collection. Run by the Military Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS), this aviation museum specializes in preserving, restoring and showcasing aircraft from the US National Guard from its beginning up until today. See everything from an F-14 Tomcat to a Cobra Helicopter and even a Goodyear blimp!

The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

3701 Highland Park St NW
North Canton, OH 44720directionsDirections
(800) 968-4332

Learn why Akron is the City of Invention at the Invent Now Museum and Store. The original National Inventors Hall of Fame, this museum dedicated to tracing human, social and economic progress currently features rotating multimedia exhibits and attractions about innovative products, artifacts from the Patent and Trademark Office and portraits of all the honorees of the NIHF.

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