The Museum holds 5,000 objects in a collection that concentrates on American art from 1850 through today.
The architecture of the Museum building spans three centuries. It combines Akron's original 1899 main post office with a soaring 21st-century glass and steel structure. Some notable original features of the Italian Renaissance revival-style brick and limestone post office building are the pairs of carved eagle medallions and bronze lanterns that decorate the Market Street façade, and the mosaic depicting a Pony Express rider which is imbedded in the lobby floor.
Work from the AAM collection, from 1850 - 1950
Array of late 20th - 21st century works
Paintings and sculptures brazenly steal from other artists
Artist's influence bridge painting, animation, video games, sculpture and more
Experience transportation as muse in prints, paintings and photographs
Works celebrate the history of African art and the roots of black culture
Works treat traditional art supplies like one might treat cloth
Artwork speaks to the need for time and space in contemporary society to cultivate dreams and aspirations
Invented worlds form, unfurl and disappear again within flat-screen television monitors