Current Exhibits

Aultman Health Foundation Gallery

[First Floor]

Un-settling: A Story of Land Removal and Resistance

March 26 through May 22, 2022

Un-settling is a visual accompaniment to the memories of yesterday and stories of today that parallel the words of Native American Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in her award-winning book and MassMu's 2022 NEA Big Read book selection, An American Sunrise. In celebration of An American Sunrise, contemporary Native American artists Norman Akers, Jesse Cooday, Gregg Deal, Dakota Mace, Natani Notah, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Will Wilson, and Melanie Yazzie add their own reflections on removal and resistance to Harjo’s stories. Un-settling is co-curated by Dr. Shana Klein and Marissa Tiroly from the Kent State University School of Art. 

Image: Norman Akers, Little House Effect, Lithograph, 2018


Second Floor Galleries


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.


Photography Gallery

Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business is an exhibition of photographs selected from more than 75,000 images in the Museum's permanent collection. The images highlight those hard workers who helped build a community filled with quality food and beverages, stylish clothing, fashionable hair, reliable news, and a place where the community could establish their savings for future generations. These images represent the faces of big industries and small businesses over the last one hundred and eighty years.  

Flex Space Galleries
[Second Floor]

Preview of Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories 

April 2 through mid-May, 2022

A modest representation of the content and stories to be featured in the forthcoming exhibition, this display celebrates the project's progress from 2020 to the present, and invites visitors to learn more about how they can contribute to the narrative.  The full exhibition opens in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Learn more about the Missing History project here.

Photo at left:
Clara Classie Hogan Peterson and husband Arthur, c. 1940
Gift of their granddaughter, Mamie Arrington Bodiford (84.38.2)
Collection of the Massillon Museum


Studio M Gallery

[Second Floor]

Michael Gill: The Grownups Keep Talking/Nobody Knows Why

April 16 through June 1, 2022
Woodcut prints and associated artist books
Podcast interview: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. EST

Image: A Pocket Full Of Change (Detail) He Wanted To Finish The Job,
color woodcut from artist book, 2015, Plate 8X8”, Paper 12X12”

Paul Brown Museum Gallery

[Second Floor]


Tiger Legacy: The Story Continues

February 5 through July 10, 2022

Photo by Gary Harwood

Paul Brown and Massillon Tiger Football Timeline

Permanent exhibit

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]

Threads Moving Backward and Forward: Contemporary Textile Artworks from Ohio

April 2 through May 18, 2022
Complements MassMu's 2022 NEA Big Read

Image: Katie Mongoven, The Four Stages of Grief, Cotton, 2021

Lower Level Lobby


Watchful Eye, photograph by Donna Moore   

Clicking for a Cause

April 30 through June 15, 2022
Sale of donated photographs benefits the American Cancer Society


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