Current Exhibits

Aultman Health Foundation Gallery

[First Floor]

Women of Resilience

March 27—May 23, 2021

This exhibition features 25 women artists, curated by Priscilla Roggenkamp, Judith Sterling, and Patricia O’Neill Sacha.

The Women of Resilience exhibition is part of local and national celebrations of the centennial of women’s suffrage.  Twenty-five artists have explored a variety of topics in traditional and non-traditional media.  These topics include: personal empowerment, overcoming barriers, the capacity to recover, acts of strength and resistance, and healing the world and ourselves. 

Join us for a safe, masked, and socially distant in-person opening reception for "Women of Resilience" on Saturday May 1, from 1:00-4:00pm. To register visit massmu.org/tickets.

View our April 8 Panel Discussion on YouTube
Image: Erin Mulligan, The Queens


Lower Level Lobby
 


Second Floor Galleries

 

Studio M Gallery

Rebecca Cross: Suspended Animations 

May 8 –June 16, 2021

Through large scale drawings and installations, Suspended Animations considers the current moment, in the context of an environmentally fragile world. Learn more here.

Podcast interview with the artist: May 18, Noon EST 

Extended hours with the artist: June 12, 5:00-7:00 PM 

Click here for your free timed ticket.

Image: Rebecca Cross, Detail, Horizon series, Burnt Mountains, silk, dyes and pastels, 2021


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]

Accessible Expressions Ohio

May 1–June 2, 2021

Annual juried exhibition of art  created by artists with disabilities.
Presented by Art Possible Ohio.

 

Image: Kelly Quinn, Animatronic Gallery 

 
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