Past Exhibits: 2017


Main Gallery

Celebration in Art
January 14 – January 29, 2017

Annual exhibit of regional childrens' artwork from Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

FREE Exhibit opening Saturday, January 14 from 3:00-5:00pm.

Main Gallery

Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception
February 18 – May 23, 2017

This exhibit will feature ten abstract paintings from the Massillon Museum collection, each translated–by co-curators Barry Stirbens and Jan Stirbens, community members who are blind–into sonic iPad touch-screen apps, designed by Classic Interactions.  Tactile models created by David McDowell along with typewritten and Braille labels will explain the art.  Sighted visitors can borrow macular degeneration simulation goggles to gain a sense of the exhibition experience for patrons with low vision.

Main Gallery & Second Floor

Stark County in the Great War
June 10 – November 12, 2017

This exhibit will commemorate the centennial of America's involvement in World War I, featuring artifacts from the permanent collection, and community members, celebrating those who served from Stark County, Ohio.

Main Gallery

Stark County Artists Exhibition
December 3, 2017 - January 31, 2018

The Massillon Museum has held this annual juried show for more than 30 years. In order to apply, you must be a present or former Stark County, Ohio resident, or currently work in Stark County, Ohio.


Second Floor Gallery

From the Drawing Board: Architectural Renderings from the Collection
November 19, 2016 - May 21, 2017


Second Floor

Westward, Ho! True Grit Themes in Costumes and Artifacts
March 11 — May 14, 2017

In celebration of this year's The Big Read book selection, True Grit, this exhibit will display Academy Award Nominee Mary Zophres' costumes from the Coen Brothers' 2010 film True Grit film, on loan from Paramount Pictures, complemented by Native American artifacts from the Massillon Museum Collection.

Read more about the NEA Big Read here.

Studio M Gallery

Photographs of St. Mary Church Restoration by Joe Albert
Exhibit dates: January 14-February 19, 2017
Opening reception: January 14, 2017, 3-5pm

Joe Albert, Untitled (detail), Digital Photography, 2016

Second Floor Gallery


Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio
October 15, 2016 - February 12, 2017
Curated by Charles Bluestone

44 contemporary artists from across Ohio have embraced the challenge of embellishing ostrich eggs; they have come together in a wide variety of forms to demonstrate the creativity of the arts community.

Top left: Cody Heichel, Columbus Composition, 2015. Watercolor. ©Feinknopf Photography, 2016.

Middle left: Erin Mulligan, In Memory of St. Simone, 2015. Oil paint. ©Feinknopf Photography, 2016.

Bottom left: Rondle West, Get Your Head Out of the Sand, 2015. Spray paint and found objects. ©Feinknopf Photography, 2016.

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Studio M Gallery

Whimsical Worlds of Wonder: Work by Michael Weiss
Exhibit dates: February 25 - April 2, 2017

Michael Weiss, The Island was Never in the Same Place Again (detail), Digital Illustration, 2016

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Studio M Gallery

Materialization: Paintings by Katie Butler
Exhibit dates: April 8 - May 14, 2017
Opening reception: April 7, 2017, 6-8pm

Katherine Butler, Coalesce (detail) Acrylic and oil on canvas, 2016

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Studio M Gallery

John W. Carlson
Exhibit dates: May 19 - June 25, 2017
Artist's reception: June 10, 2017, 7-9pm, with Stark County in the Great War Opening reception 

John W. Carlson, O (detail), Charcoal on paper, 2015

Studio M Gallery

Photographs by Friends of Relay for Life
Exhibit dates: June 30 - August 5, 2017
FREE Opening reception: June 30, 6-8pm

Studio M Gallery

Caught Off Guard: A Candid View
Artwork by members of Canton Artists League

Exhibit dates: August 11 - September 17, 2017
Opening reception: August 11, 6-8pm

Detail, Hapless Ring Bearer, Oil, by Frank Dale


Second Floor

Paul Brown and the Tiger Swing Band
August 20, 2016 through August 13, 2017

Studio M Gallery:

Artwork by the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon 

Exhibit dates: September 23–October 8, 2017
Opening reception: September 22, 6-8pm


Studio M Gallery

Sparking Creativity: An Art Teacher Invitational
Exhibit dates: October 13 - November 26, 2017
Opening reception: October 13, 2017, 6-8 pm

Stephen Tornero, Detail, Weaving, 2017

Studio M Gallery

Image to Image: Photojournalism Students from Walsh University
Exhibit dates: December 1 - December 31, 2017
Artists' reception: December 3, 2017 3-5pm, with Stark County Artist Exhibition Opening

Melissa Johnson, Looking Through (detail), Digital Photography, 2017

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Second Floor

Paul Brown: Innovator
August 19, 2017 through January 21, 2018

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