So today’s featured museum is the Akron Art Museum. (we have to give a shout out to our sister city) Akron is really holding its own. It’s culturally diverse, has great places to dine and lets not talk about Lock 3 (which we will be given its own attention when I have music week @ Carly’z Corner).
The museum first opened its doors on February 1, 1922, as the Akron Art Institute. It was located in two borrowed rooms in the basement of the public library. The Institute offered classes in arts appreciation which were organized by Edwin Coupland Shaw and his wife Jennifer Bond Shaw. It has grown considerably since that time. The new museum was open to the public on July 17, 2007, and hosts visiting shows from national and international collections, says Wikipedia.
Like your average art museum there is an admission fee. However, on every third Thursday of the month admission is FREE! Added bonus……if you park across the street in the municipal parking lot located on E. Market street, the first hour is FREE!
If you work in Akron, or live close to the museum or just have the day off to explore check out the museum’s Story Hour.
Travel to faraway lands, meet creatures of all kinds and walk in someone else’s shoes during a weekly story hour inspired by The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats exhibition. Join museum educators and library staff as they read picture book classics and contemporary tales in the special gallery reading room. Story Hour is FREE.
- Friday, May 17, 11:15 am
- Friday, May 24, 11:15 am
- Friday, May 31, 11:15 am
- Friday, June 7, 11:15 am
- Friday, June 14, 11:15 am
- Friday, June 21, 11:15 am
- Friday, June 28, 11:15 am