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learning and will allow a wider audience to better understand Native American culture, and help dispel stereotypes and outdated symbolism.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

On display through November 6, 2021

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

A closing reception will be held October 22, 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Growing Pains: Anika Calcei BFA ExhibitionA television centered in front of a wood-paneled wall

On display through September 11, 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.

Cultural Carry-On: America's Literal BaggageBags displayed along the wall of a gallery

On display through May, 2022

Drawing from the over 12,000 bags of the Lee L. Forman Collection of Bags, Cultural Carry-On: America’s Literal Baggage is a student-designed exhibition showcasing human experience and culture in the 20th and 21st centuries—from travel to politics to trash—through the canvas of bags.

The Art of Claire Heldman: Lakota WiáThree decorated cow skulls

Opening October 1, 2021

Lakota Wiá is an exhibit by artist Claire Heldman featuring original art alongside unique handcrafted pieces of cultural and artistic significance made by and for the artist’s mother, Delma Heldman, to whom the exhibit is dedicated.

An opening reception will be held October 1, 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Click here for more information and to RSVP.


The National Museum of Psychology and Institute galleries have reopened to the public. For more information on our health and safety precautions, click here.

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday and Monday: Closed
  • 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