One South High Street
Akron, Ohio, 44308
The Akron Art Museum, located in the heart of downtown Akron, draws people in with a unique building design and alluring displays of art inside. The museum opened in 1922 under the name Akron Art Institute and since then, its art collections have garnered national recognition.
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 a 1899 post office building the museum had been occupying. Spanning three centuries, like the museum’s collection, together the buildings symbolize the museum’s dual role as preserver of the past and herald of the future.