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The Akron Art Museum was founded in 1922 with humble beginnings as the Akron Art Institute. Then, the museum only consisted of a pair of rooms borrowed from the city?s public library. Today, the museum boasts of more than 12,000 sq. ft. of exhibit areas dedicated to preserving and promoting works of art dated 1850 or later. One of the museum?s best collections feature artworks made between 1850 until 1950 and include those created by the likes of Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, and Frederick Frieseke. Majority of the museum?s collection were provided by one of the museum?s founders, Edwin Shaw. Also on display are the works by Frank Duveneck and William Sommer, two of the most famous artists of Ohio.

Artworks dated 1950 and after are housed in the museum?s Sandra & Dennis Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries. These include pop art that features expressionist and surrealist themes, photorealism, sculpture, and postmodern paintings. Artists whose works are included in the museum?s collection are Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, as well as Ohio?s very own Elijah Pierce.
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