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Art for the Ages

Akron Art Museum

This museum combines a late 19th-century brick-and-limestone building with the 21st-century John S. and James L. Knight Building, a soaring glass-and-steel structure. Exhibitions showcase abstracts, landscapes, sculpture, and more by artists from around the world as well as Ohio artists. Open Wed.-Sun. Children (17 and under) are free. One South High Street, Akron; 330.376.9185 

Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM)

Located on the Oberlin college campus, the AMAM is considered one of the nation’s foremost college/university art museums. Highlights include works by Renaissance and 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists, as well as 20th century paintings by Monet, Picasso, and Cézanne. More than 14,000 works represent major cultures and time periods of the world. Open Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Free admission. 87 North Main Street, Oberlin; 440.775.8665 

Canton Arts District

This section of downtown Canton has 22 artist studios, six galleries, the Canton Museum of Art, and unique public art. Plus, there are music venues, specialty shops, a range of eateries and pubs, and more <>. Between 5th Street SW and 12th Street NW, Canton; 330.452.4096

Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA)

Impressionist, Contemporary, and Modern art collections; Himalayan, Chinese, Indian, and Southeast Asian collections, a 39,000-sq.-ft. light-filled atrium, and a 40-foot, multitouch, microtile screen showing more than 3,500 works of art, are just some of what you’ll find at the CMA. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun., 10am-5pm; Wed. and Fri., 10am-9pm. Free admission. 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland; 216.421.7350

Don Drumm Studios (photo)

Here you’ll be able to explore two buildings with works by more than 500 American artists and craftsmen, including metal sculpture and art pieces by award-winning art pioneer Don Drumm. 437 Crouse Street, Akron; 330.253.6268

78th Street Studios

Here you’ll find 170,000 square feet of art galleries, studios, performance spaces, music recording studios, the region’s top Internet rock station, oWOW Radio, and the country’s second largest rock and roll magazine, Alternative Press. Special monthly Third Friday events are worth checking out. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland; 330.819.7280