Current Exhibits


Main Gallery

Celebration in Art
January 30 - February 14, 2016

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

FREE Exhibit opening Saturday, January 30 from 3:00-5:00pm.

Second Floor Galleries:

Fashion Outlaws
November 14, 2015 - April 24, 2016

Fashion Outlaws explores the social history of women's clothing from the Industrial Revolution to World War II, focusing on the relationship between mobility and women’s rights.  An outlaw is an individual who has broken the rules and is on the run from the law. Historically, strict dress codes limited women's social, spatial, and physical movement. Fashion outlaws are women who bend these rules, rebelling against tight-laced corsets and heavy, full skirts, to gain the ease of movement necessary to run, drive, bicycle, and more, all while earning greater social freedom. As key women rebelled against these limitations, fashion evolved into a symbol of women's liberation. 

Media Coverage:
Read the Akron Beacon Journal's article by Mary Beth Breckenridge.
Read the Canton Repository's article by Dan Kane.

Second Floor Gallery

Paul Brown: and Racial Integration in Ohio Football
January 30 through July 31, 2016.

The Massillon Museum’s Paul Brown and Racial Integration in Ohio Football exhibition will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the 1946 reintegration of the National Football League. During his first year with the Browns, Paul Brown and Los Angeles Rams coach Adam Walsh made professional football history when each signed two black players.  The Browns at that time were part of the All-American Football Conference, and the rams had been part of the NFL franchise.

An unofficial National Football League rule banning African Americans from the league was enforced from 1933 until 1946.  Coach Paul Brown was instrumental in overcoming football segregation by his continual effort to integrate teams at the naval academy, high school, college, and professional levels. 

Read more here.

Second Floor Galleries:


Studio M

Composing Identities: Paintings by Melissa Markwald
January 9, 2016 - February 21, 2016

This exhibit features large-scale oil portraits. Markwald’s Studio M show is her BFA Senior Exhibition. She will graduate from the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron in May 2016.

FREE Exhibit opening reception on Saturday, January 30 from 3:00-5:00pm.


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