Past Exhibits: 2009

2009 Exhibitions

1st Floor Main Gallery

  Celebration in Art
March 1 - March 29, 2009
Featuring the artwork of local students K-12
  The Rise of a Landmark:
Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building, was organized by and is traveling under the auspices of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
April 18 - August 2, 2009
  Stark Naked Salon
August 22 - October 4, 2009
  Collective Ink
November 1, 2009 - January 4, 2010


2nd Floor Permanent Collection Galleries

Greatest Generation

On display December 21, 2008 - April 5, 2009

Jody Hawk: "Local Allegories: Stories of Massillon"

April 18 - May 24, 2009
Exhibit opening Saturday, April 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The artist interviewed Massillon women to assimilate their stories and create a storybox reflecting each subject. Each storybox is deconstructed as a digital composite and displayed as a photographic print above the real box. Viewers hear each woman's voice— as she shares her interior strength—while viewing—within each box—reproductions from the Massillon Museum's photography collection as well as items on loan from the women whose stories are represented. Hawk’s installations assemble each voice into a visual allegory.

Victorian Parlor

March 1 - April 20, 2009

Enhance your visit with the Victorian Parlor Hunt! Click here to download the PDF.

The Massillon Museum’s second floor permanent collections exhibition area will include a Victorian parlor during the month of March, which has been designated as western Stark County’s time to focus on The Big Read. The book selection for this year is Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, which is set during the last years of the 19th-century, The Victorian era.

Visitors can expect to see Victorian furniture, an Oriental rug, and decorative arts reflecting the lifestyle of Massillon’s industrialists and bankers who lived on historic Fourth Street and East Main Street, during the town’s wealthiest era, the late 1800s. “A look at the Victorian parlor can help provide a context for readers who are trying to imagine the setting of The Age of Innocence,” said Massillon Museum Executive Director Christine Shearer, who spearheads The Big Read. The story takes place in New York City, where Massillon’s socialites often visited to keep up with the times.

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