Past Exhibits: 2018


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.

Main Gallery

Annual Celebration in Art Exhibition

February 18 - March 18, 2018
FREE Exhibit opening Sunday, February 18 from 2:00-5:00pm.

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

With support from:

Main Gallery

Earthsea Imagined by Charles Vess

April 7 - May 6, 2018

In conjunction with the NEA Big Read 2018 selection A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin. Click here to read more about this program.


Main Gallery

Moniker: Identity Lost & Found

June 23 - October 21, 2018
FREE exhibit opening Saturday, June 23 from 6:00-9:00pm

The history of monikers is that of folklore.  These are the stories that have traveled by word of mouth for generations.  There is no definitive written history or catalog of this art form, nor inventory of biographies of the individuals involved with it.  In this powerful exhibition, the Massillon Museum has stepped in to record this history and document it so that it can remain a part of railroad heritage for generations to come. The exhibit, which will run through October 21, 2018, offers unprecedented documentation and exploration of mark-making and monikers, a grassroots movement which began in rail yards in the late nineteenth century, and continue today.
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  Click here to listen to the Audio Descriptive Tour of this exhibit.

Main Gallery

Stark County Artists Exhibition

November 10, 2018 - January 13, 2019
FREE exhibit opening Saturday, November 10 from 7:00-9:00pm
Awards announced at 8:00pm




Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

Pawsitive Ohio, SHAKE!-Shades of Gray 

March 9-March 25, 2018

Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

Photography by Supporters of Relay for Life      

August 10 – September 25 2018


Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

Boys and Girls Club of  Massillon 

September 30 – October 31, 2018

Reception: October 3, 2018 6-8pm


Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

Image to Image: Photojournalism Students from

Walsh University

December 1 – January 6, 2019

Reception: December 6, 2018 6-8pm


Studio M:

Art as Journal: Laura Ruth Bidwell & Shari Wilkins

September 22 – November 4, 2018

Join us for the first exhibit in the new Studio M gallery!
FREE exhibit opening Saturday, September 22 from 7:00-9:00pm.

Gallery Talk: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

Click here for more information.

Studio M:

Greg Martin: seen and not seen

November 10 – December 30, 2018

FREE exhibit opening Saturday, November 10 from 7:00-9:00pm

Paul Brown Museum Gallery

Paul Brown: Lessons from the Bench

October 26, 2018 – Spring 2019

Loyal to the Lot

Photographs by Stephen Tomasko
October 26, 2018 – April 7, 2019




Lobby Exhibit

Urban Archeology

During the excavation of the property that will house our new building, workers have unearthed many small treasures.  Most of these items date to the 1930s, which corresponds to the construction of the Massillon Museum’s current building, the Gensemer Brothers’ Dry Goods Store in 1931.  These items were likely discarded as trash or were used to fill in the 1931 construction pit.

Lower Level Exhibit

Collection Highlight: Massillon Glass

May 15 - June 5, 2018

While the Massillon Museum’s renovation has disrupted galleries and public spaces, staff and volunteers have been busy behind the scenes rehousing collections of accessories, china, ceramics, and glass. They have unpacked hundreds of pieces of glass—photographing, inventorying, and properly storing them. To showcase that work and the treasures they’re protecting and to provide displays for visitors while regular galleries are closed, cases have been installed in the lower level lobby. Their contents will change every three weeks.

Both utilitarian and art glass were produced in Massillon. One case contains bottles for milk, alcoholic beverages, and carbonated soda. The other case features art glass “whimsies” made with leftover melted glass at the end of each work day—turtles, chains, gazing globes, canes, lilies, and paper weights.

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