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
Artist's influence bridge painting, animation, video games, sculpture and more
Contemporary artists using classical fairy tale themes