Current Exhibits

Aultman Health Foundation Gallery

[First Floor]

A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich

June 12—September 26, 2021

Opening Reception: June 12, 2021 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Click here for your free timed ticket for the reception. 


 

Second Floor Galleries

 

Studio M Gallery

 

 

John Chang: In Ink—Transformation of Calligraphy

June 26–August 11, 2021

In Ink—Transformation of Calligraphy accentuates the visual and human aspects of the characters, the mark, and the gesture, in order to transcend the text and the medium, extracting from language meaning beyond its surface value.

Podcast interview with the artist: July 20th, Noon EST

 

 

 

 


The Immel Circus Gallery


The Immel Circus is one of the most interesting “pieces” in the collection of the Massillon Museum. The 100-square foot miniature hand-carved circus contains 2,620 pieces. Surrounding the Immel Circus are rotating displays of a selection of circus-related artifacts from Dr. Robert Immel's collection.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Robert Immel, his collection, and miniature circus.

Click here to view a small online gallery of circus photos from the Immel Circus collection, including P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb.


Permanent Collection Galleries

 

Featuring the Massillon Museum's permanent collection, including categories of Massillon history, photography, fine and decorative art, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, and more.

 


Paul Brown Museum Gallery

[Second Floor]

Massillon's Pro & Semi-Pro Teams, 1890-1926

February 6 - July 3, 2021

Massillon has a rich history of football, with over 60 semi-professional teams of all ages and weight classes that organized at the turn of the 20th century, and documented in Massillon's local paper, The Evening Independent.  Many of these teams had sporadic seasons with gridders that jumped each week to different teams in order to play as much as possible.  These gridders were former high school or college stars, and some were even just local businessmen looking for a hobby in a new sport.  The teams - especially those that attracted the big ticket games - played powerhouse grid teams from Akron, Cleveland, and Columbus, with some team managers going so far as to source players from out-of-state that were renowned in skill during their college days.

To learn more about the Paul Brown Museum, click here.

 

Play Like a Girl:
Massillon Women's Tiger Teams from Gym Class to Title IX

March 6 - July 3, 2021

History panels, photographs of Massillon Washington High School girls’ teams and athletic clubs, a 1905 girls’ basketball costume, and images of groundbreaking female athletes such as golfer Eva Shorb and track star Kelly Bodiford Banks illustrate the history of Massillon women’s sports. 
 
Even before Massillon High School organized boys’ basketball teams, the school offered girls the opportunity to play competitive basketball at the turn of the last century. First-year female students were required to take physical education classes beginning in 1928. While gym classes replaced the girls’ basketball teams, they introduced the young women to other athletic activities. Play Like a Girl traces the history of women’s sports from the those early efforts through the 1972 passage of Title IX.
 

To learn more about the Paul Brown Museum, click here.

Paul Brown and Massillon Tiger Football Timeline

Permanent exhibit on view beginning February 1, 2020

Travel through more than 125 years of Massillon Tiger football, and the story of famed Coach Paul Brown in this 30-foot permanent display, featuring photographs and artifacts 1891 to the present.

To learn more about the Paul Brown Museum, click here.

 

 


Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

[Lower Level]

 

Canton Artists League: The Show Must Go On 

June 8–July 25, 2021

Canton Artists League is a welcome forum for all visual artists to meet and help further their creativity through exhibits, workshops, and a shared bond of talent and imagination.

Extended gallery hours: June 12, 2021 5:00-7:00 pm Reserve your timed ticket here.  June 26, 2021  5:00-7:00pm (No reservation needed.) 

Image: Gail Wetherell-Sack, Mystical Moment, paper collage, 2021

 

 
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