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learning and will allow a wider audience to better understand Native American culture, and help dispel stereotypes and outdated symbolism.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.

Coming Soon:

Student Exhibition

An exhibition designed and researched by undergraduate students in the Museums & Archives Certificate Program. Opening date to be announced.

Other Institute Exhibitsman in all black posed facing downward. in the background, a man in a photo does the same

Intersections: Archives Inspiring Art

In the 3rd floor atrium, view life-sized photographs from CCHP archival collections to use as inspiration for creating your own art.

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The National Museum of Psychology and the Institute galleries will be closed to the public until further notice due to the current health crisis.

For updated information from The University of Akron, visit https://www.uakron.edu/healthservices/news/.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Library hours are limited. Appointment only.


Admission to the IHSC galleries is included with your ticket to the National Museum of Psychology.

  • $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