Apartments Near Akron Art Museum Apartments in Akron
You've always had an eye for the artistic approach, which might help explain the art-deco themes running rampant in your apartment's design. Whether it's a funky lamp with a post-modernist twist, or the surrealist framed prints from M.C. Escher lining your walls, art has always played a large roll in your day-to-day life. For shame, then, that you have not yet been to the Akron Art Museum!
An architectural wonder, this former post office building dates back to the late 1800's and was designed by famed Treasury Department designer James Knox (he of the 'fort' status). The museum's collection stretches even further in time, presenting local paintings from as far back as1850. Don't worry about the museum feeling dated, however; one quick gander at Warhol's infamous Elvis print will smash any preconceived notions of this being an old timer's art collection.
Currently showing a new collection of photographs from the legendary William Wegman (who's Weimaraner pup Fay acted as his muse for over a decade) the Akron Art Museum strives to offer local apartment-ites an in-depth artistic experience at a low cost (only $7 for adults, $5 for students). Memberships are offered for those eager to spend many a weekend taking in the varied, majestic works of art (it also grants you access to several exclusive members-only events), while the fiscally conservative can still take advantage of their first Sunday of every month, when admission is waved to one and all. Hip yet contemporary, classic yet retro, the Akron Museum of Art is one educational landmark that is willing to color outside the lines.