Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling into manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today’s Groupon: a one-year membership to the Akron Art Museum, located downtown on the corner of East Market and South High streets. Choose from two different membership levels:
- $25 for a one-year individual membership, a $50 value
- $32 for a one-year household membership, a $65 value
The Akron Art Museum’s collection showcases art after 1850, allowing visitors to breathe freely and without fear of catching the plague from Medieval shrouds. Works by Ohio-affiliated artists such as Frank Duveneck are joined by renowned pieces by Andy Warhol, El Anatsui, and Doris Salcedo, as well as traveling exhibitions. The upcoming exhibit Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955 to the Present features 175 pictures by photographers including Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, and Annie Leibovitz.
Membership at the fine-art fortress includes free admission to the museum’s collection and traveling exhibitions: admission for one (with individual membership) or admission for two adults and children under 18 living at the same address (with household membership). Both memberships provide free parking in the South High Street parking lot; free admission to the exhibition opening parties; a free subscription to the quarterly members’ magazine; members only events and trip opportunities; discounted admission to events, workshops, lectures, and programs; and discounts in the museum store. Additionally, each membership is fully tax deductible, allowing art lovers to high five Uncle Sam and Childe Hassam simultaneously.
Valid for new members only.
Five Yelpers give the Akron Art Museum a 3.5-star average. Four Insider Pagers give it a four-star average, and three TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes: > * This place has beautiful architecture, a friendly staff, and a great collection. – Maria H., Yelp > * This is the perfect museum to introduce art to young people because there is so much of interest and it is fun to explore the exhibits. – Michelle R., Insider Pages