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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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Akron Civic Theatre

Akron Civic Theatre

182 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
(330) 253-2488

Plan for a night out on the town at the Akron Civic Theatre, one of the last remaining atmospheric theaters in the county. A redesigned movie theater which first opened in the 1920s, the current Civic Theatre is now regarded as one of the best stages for touring Broadway, concert and dance performances in the state.

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Akron Symphony Orchestra

17 N Broadway St
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
(330) 535-8131

Let the soothing sounds of the Akron Symphony Orchestra carry you away from your everyday worries and stresses. Founded in 1949, this professional symphonic orchestra has served as a pillar to the Akron musical and cultural communities. As the driving musical force in the community, the Akron Symphony has become widely recognized for its musical excellence and versatility.

Akrona Galleries

Akrona Galleries

1765 W Market St
Akron, OH 44313directionsDirections
(330) 865-0909

You may be surprised by what you find in the Akrona Galleries. This unassuming Tudor home, the historic Ayres Estate, was built in 1916 and has since been transformed into one of the most eclectic galleries. Filled with all types of contemporary artwork, you can find paintings, sculptures, glasswork and other art pieces from throughout these renovated rooms. Certain works from the selection of international, national and locally recognized artists are even for sale!

Ballet Theatre of Ohio

Ballet Theatre of Ohio

265 N Main St
Munroe Falls, OH 44262directionsDirections
(330) 688-6065

Since 1993, the Ballet Theatre of Ohio has brought their performances to the Akron Civic Theatre each season. You can also see them dance during collaborations with Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and the Akron Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy classical ballets performed by some of the top ballerinas in the Cleveland-Akron area. This popular theater draws in the largest ballet audience in Northeastern Ohio!

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

198 Hill St
Akron, OH 44325directionsDirections
(330) 972-7111

See a show at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, the University of Akron’s most popular facility! Named after Edwin J. Thomas from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the E.J. Thomas Hall is the Rubber City’s premier location for Broadway performances and other entertainment attractions. Watch contemporary and classic plays, listen to top speakers and catch a variety of quality shows at this performing arts hall.

Porthouse Theatre

Porthouse Theatre

3143 O'Neil Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223directionsDirections
(330) 672-3884

Come by the beautiful Blossom Music Center near the gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a memorable performance by the Porthouse Theatre. Operating during the summer, this premier outdoor theater group sets their stage against the beautiful backdrop of nature. Feel free to bring along a picnic when you head to enjoy the entertainment at this pavilion theater.

Summit Artspace

Summit Artspace

140 E Market St
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
(330) 376-8480

Experience the galleries of Summit Artspace and immerse yourself in the contemporary culture of the Greater Akron community. See the reflection of the arts community through the continuously changing exhibitions. You can even participate in several arts activities and events hosted in the two adjacent classrooms throughout the year.

Weathervane Community Playhouse

Weathervane Community Playhouse

1301 Weathervane Ln
Akron, OH 44313directionsDirections
(330) 836-2626

The winds of fortune seem to always blow in the right direction for the Weathervane Community Playhouse. This community-based playhouse produces some of the county’s best high-quality, diverse and challenging performing arts pieces and entertainment. Watch an excellent play put on by dedicated actors and volunteers at this community treasure.

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