Current Exhibits

Main Gallery

Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception
February 18 – May 23, 2017

This exhibit will feature ten abstract paintings from the Massillon Museum collection, each translated–by co-curators Barry Stirbens and Jan Stirbens, community members who are blind–into sonic iPad touch-screen apps, designed by Classic Interactions.  Tactile models created by David McDowell along with typewritten and Braille labels will explain the art.  Sighted visitors can borrow macular degeneration simulation goggles to gain a sense of the exhibition experience for patrons with low vision.

Second Floor Gallery

From the Drawing Board: Architectural Renderings from the Collection
November 19, 2016 - May 21, 2017


Second Floor

Westward, Ho! True Grit Themes in Costumes and Artifacts
March 11 — May 14, 2017

In celebration of this year's The Big Read book selection, True Grit, this exhibit will display Academy Award Nominee Mary Zophres' costumes from the Coen Brothers' 2010 film True Grit film, on loan from Paramount Pictures, complemented by Native American artifacts from the Massillon Museum Collection.

Read more about the NEA Big Read here.

Second Floor

Paul Brown and the Tiger Swing Band
August 20, 2016 through Spring 2017

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.

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.

Studio M Gallery

Materialization: Paintings by Katie Butler
Exhibit dates: April 8 - May 14, 2017
Opening reception: April 7, 2017, 6-8pm

Katherine Butler, Coalesce (detail) Acrylic and oil on canvas, 2016

Click here for more information about the exhibit.




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