Please excuse our dust! Our second floor galleries will be closed until Dec. 2018. Anderson's in the City will be closed Sept. 10 - Oct. 5 for renovations. Visit our construction blog for more info!
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Current Exhibits

Excuse our dust!

During the 2018 expansion of the Museum, some galleries may be closed or partially closed. Our second floor galleries are closed through December 2018 for renovation and reinstallation. The Immel Circus gallery will reopen in September.

Check back for updates, or call 330-833-4061 in advance of your visit. Thank you for understanding, as we expand our facility to better serve you and the community!

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.
Follow Moniker on Instagram.

The Immel Circus Gallery

This gallery will reopen on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm

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.

The Immel Circus collection contains more than 1,400 artifacts of circus-related memorabilia. This collection includes 115 photographs of circus sideshow acts, 559 circus letterheads, 128 books, 256 circus programs, 357 miscellaneous circus photographs, and various costumes, figurines, and posters.

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.

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



Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

Photography by Supporters of Relay for Life 

August 10 – September 25 2018



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