Oak Native American Gallery

Drums arranged in a museum exhibit

The Oak Native American Gallery is the exhibitive home of the Oak Native American Ethnographic Collection. The gallery will be permanently dedicated to exhibiting Native American artifacts. The exhibit promotes learning and will allow a wider audience to better understand Native American culture, and help dispel stereotypes and outdated symbolism. In collaboration with students and faculty of the anthropology, archeology, and other related departments on campus the IHSC will continue to grow new exhibitions.

The Oak Native American Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology. 


Lynn Rodeman Metzger Galleries

The Lynn Rodeman Metzger Galleries are rotating gallery spaces for showcasing IHSC collections and special exhibits. Galleries are located on the 4th floor of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.


Intersections: Archives Inspiring Art

Intersections showcases artwork created by area artists inspired by a photograph collection from the Archives of the History of American Psychology.

Growing Pains: Anika Calcei BFA ExhibitionBaggage1

On display through September 9, 2021

Growing Pains is a multimedia observation of the simultaneous presence of grief and nostalgia that come with the loss of childhood-- whether it be people, objects, or memories--that part with us as time moves forward, becoming unreachable.

An Abyss of Sunshine: Kwame Gomez BFA ExhibitionBaggage1

On display through August 12, 2021

An Abyss of Sunshine centers on the creation of Ancestral realms, figures and mythical universes in futuristic setting; and explores ceremony and how it is a culmination of reaction, intensity, sensation and time.

Cultural Carry-On: America's Literal BaggageBaggage1

Opens Summer 2021

Postponed exhibition developed by the Museums & Archives Studies Certificate students during Spring 2020.  The exhibit explores the IHSC’s Lee L. Forman Bag Collection, containing about 12,000 bags, including shopping bags, fine art, furniture, books, clothing, and more.

Spring 2021 Hours

The National Museum of Psychology and Institute galleries have reopened with limited hours. For the safety of our guests, some exhibits will not be available at this time. During this time, all visitors will receive free admission to the museum and galleries. An optional $10 donation is suggested.

For more information on our health and safety precautions, click here.

  • Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Library hours are limited. Appointment only.

Food and drinks, including water bottles, are not permitted in the museum and galleries. Backpacks and bags must be left with the admissions desk


  • $10 - Adults
  • $5 - College ID & Children (under 18)
  • $20 - Family
  • $5/person - Groups of 10+
  • $3/person - Museums for All program (click for details)
  • Free - University of Akron students, staff, & faculty (with valid ID)
  • Free - with a military ID


A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. An interior elevator provides access to the IHSC galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum, institute, and archives.

For more information, see our accessibility page.


Phone: 330-972-6065 ; Email: ihsc@uakron.edu


73 S. College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-4302