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Past Exhibits: 2022

Past Exhibits 2022


Aultman Health Foundation Gallery

[First Floor]

Celebration in Art

February 6 through March 6, 2022
Annual K–12 Student Art Exhibit
Reception: Sunday, February 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Image: Abby Logan, Snack Time, Watercolor, 2020

Un-settling: A Story of Land Removal and Resistance

March 26 through May 22, 2022

Un-settling is a visual accompaniment to the memories of yesterday and stories of today that parallel the words of Native American Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in her award-winning book and MassMu's 2022 NEA Big Read book selection, An American Sunrise. In celebration of An American Sunrise, contemporary Native American artists Norman Akers, Jesse Cooday, Gregg Deal, Dakota Mace, Natani Notah, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Will Wilson, and Melanie Yazzie add their own reflections on removal and resistance to Harjo’s stories. Un-settling is co-curated by Dr. Shana Klein and Marissa Tiroly from the Kent State University School of Art. 

Image: Norman Akers, Little House Effect, Lithograph, 2018

Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories

June 11 through November 9, 2022

Oral histories, archives, photographs, and artifacts celebrating the rich narrative of Massillon's Black community.

Learn more about the Missing History project here.


Permanent Collections Galleries

[Second Floor]

Preview of Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories 

April 2 through mid-May, 2022

A modest representation of the content and stories to be featured in the forthcoming exhibition, this display celebrates the project's progress from 2020 to the present, and invites visitors to learn more about how they can contribute to the narrative.  The full exhibition opens in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Learn more about the Missing History project here.

Photo at left:
Clara Classie Hogan Peterson and husband Arthur, c. 1940
Gift of their granddaughter, Mamie Arrington Bodiford (84.38.2)
Collection of the Massillon Museum

Studio M

[Second Floor] 

Alex Vlasov: I Promise to Make a Fabulous PTG Tomorrow

February 5 through April 6, 2022 (Student exhibition)
Mixed media paintings
Podcast interview: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. EST
Reception: Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Image: The Sun Also Rises, Oil an spray paint on canvas, 50” x 45” 2021

Michael Gill: The Grownups Keep Talking/Nobody Knows Why

April 16 through June 1, 2022
Woodcut prints and associated artist books
Podcast interview: AVAILABLE HERE!

Image: A Pocket Full Of Change (Detail) He Wanted To Finish The Job,
color woodcut from artist book, 2015, Plate 8X8”, Paper 12X12”

Steven Mastroianni: Scurograph

June 11 through July 27, 2022
Luminous photograms and drawings

Image: Corona Series 07, photogram, 2021

Daric M. Gill: The Absolutes: Big Small Stories

August 6 through September 21, 2022
Oil paintings on reclaimed wood 

Image: Absolute: Triumph, Oil paint on maple, 32 1/4” x 41 5/8”, 2019


Paul Brown Museum

[Second Floor] 


Tiger Legacy: The Story Continues

February 5 through July 10, 2022

Photo by Gary Harwood


Lower Level Lobby


Heart Gallery

January 11 through February 13, 2022
Portraits by local artists depicting children waiting to be adopted
Sponsored by Stark County Job and Family Services

Image: Kat Francis, Tre

Art Educator of the Year Finalists

March 15 through April 1, 2022
An award in collaboration with Canton Museum of Art and
Canton Symphony

Image: Madison Gordon, Self-Portrait, Acrylic on paper, 2020
Teacher: Amy Eibel


Traveling Stanzas

April 2 through April 24, 2022

This exhibit of banners featuring Joy Harjo's poetry is on loan from the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, which is currently holding a parallel Big Read program, NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio.

Visit to learn more and to participate in the interactive online poetry project!

Watchful Eye, photograph by Donna Moore   

Clicking for a Cause

April 30 through June 15, 2022
Sale of donated photographs benefits the American Cancer Society


Fred F. Silk Community Room 

[Lower Level]

The Art & History of Black Hair: Through the Eyes of the

21st-Century African American Child

February 6 through March 23, 2022
Photography by Stark, Summit, Portage and Medina county students
Sponsored by the Kent Area - OH Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Reception: Sunday, February 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Image: Sarai Shelton, A Peek of Silver, Digital photograph, 2021


Threads Moving Backward and Forward: Contemporary Textile Artworks from Ohio

April 2 through May 18, 2022
Complements MassMu's 2022 NEA Big Read

Image: Katie Mongoven, The Four Stages of Grief, Cotton, 2021


Accessible Expressions Ohio

May 28 through July 20, 2022
Annual juried exhibition created by artists with disabilities
Presented by Art Possible Ohio

Image: Kevin Kurre, Four Kevins, 2021

Artist to Artist

July 30 through September 7, 2022
Professional Stark county artists collaborate with non-traditional artists from Just Imagine Gift Gallery

Image: Just Imagine Artist, Picasso and Vincent Room, painting

Artwork by Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon

September 17 through November 2, 2022
Juried artwork categorized by age group and medium

Image: Mia age 7, Spatter Flower, Watercolor, Boys and Girls Club, 2021


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