Release Date: November 20,2020

Akron Art Museum Temporarily Closes Starting November 22nd to Support Public Health Effort

November 20, 2020, Akron – The Akron Art Museum will close its doors to the public beginning November 22, 2020 until further notice. In accordance with the Summit County COVID-19 Stay at Home Health Advisory issued on November 19, the Museum will do its part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The advisory encourages residents of Summit County to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.

“Our biggest priority is the health and safety of our visitors and staff. We hope that visitors will take advantage of our online offerings and continue to have positive museum experiences in the safest way possible during the closure,” Interim Executive Director Jon Fiume stated. “The leadership team will be monitoring the situation closely and will evaluate when it is safe to reopen our doors in compliance with all guidelines issued by state and local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time, all staff will continue to be compensated throughout this closure. Updates will be provided regularly.”

The Museum’s digital programming will continue, and visitors are encouraged to engage with the Museum virtually from the safety of their homes. In efforts to help visitors love art safely, the Akron Art Museum has provided virtual tours, collection insights, museum games, and instructional videos to make art at home, all found on the website. For more information on online experiences available, please visit www.akronartmuseum.org/at-home/.

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