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The Massillon Museum
“Where Art and History Come Together”
For eight decades, the Massillon Museum has served as a center for creativity, learning, and gathering with community friends.  Since its founding in 1933, the Museum’s permanent collections have grown to include more than 100,000 works of art and artifacts:  a Massillon-manufactured 1907 Jewel automobile, two Russell steam engines (also made in Massillon), 60,000 photographs, quilts, tools, paintings by renowned artists, The Immel Circus, clothing, furniture, Massillon glass, locally produced Hess Snyder stoves, sports equipment, Oscar the skeleton, toys—a spectrum of objects representing life throughout Massillon’s history.
The Massillon Museum welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year, opening its doors for nearly 2,000 hours, free to the public.  Exhibitions change regularly in the main gallery, the permanent collections galleries, and Studio M—which features regional artists.  The annual Celebration in Art exhibition, featuring student work from area schools, will open on January 25 and continue through February 16.  Two major exhibitions will follow.  Nelly Toll, Imagining a Better World (March 8 through May 18) will feature watercolors painted by the artist as a child when she was in hiding during the Holocaust.  Fragile Waters (June 7 through September 14) will address many aspects of water in human life illustrated by three nationally revered photographers headlined by Ansel Adams.
In keeping with its goal to be the core of Massillon’s cultural life and a center for social activity, the Massillon Museum annually hosts an Island Party and Tiger Stripe Ice Cream Night and co-coordinates Fun Fest.  Twelve history discussions, ten Brown Bag lunches, a dozen “Do the Mu!” family fun times, exhibition openings, and many special events are free and open to the public each year.  The Rhythms concert series offers out-of-the-mainstream musical evenings in the intimate setting of the main gallery.  For seven years, the Massillon Museum has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to offer The Big Read, an ambitious program intended to encourage Americans to return to leisure reading.  This year’s book selection, Fahrenheit 451, will be a community focus in April and May.
The education department offers an array of art classes, tours, a speakers’ bureau, outreach programs in the schools, Scout programs, and collaborations with area organizations—based on the Museum’s art and history collections.
The Museum shop, OHregionalities, is located in the Museum lobby, along with a vintage photobooth—one of only four operable paper and chemical photobooths in Ohio. 
The Massillon Museum welcomes the public with free admission at 121 Lincoln Way East in the heart of downtown Massillon.  For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit
The Massillon Museum depends on a property tax levy within the City of Massillon, grants, membership support, and contributions from the community.  It receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.  To learn how to help, contact Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon at 330-833-4061.
January 2014 at the Massillon Museum
...main gallery exhibition continues through January 5
Stark County Artists Exhibition
...second-floor exhibition continues through January 31
Recording American Prosperity: Photographs from The Independent, 1947–1950
...second-floor exhibition continues
Massillon and the War of the Rebellion: The Regiments of Camp Massillon
...second-floor exhibition continues
Paul Brown:  The Ohio State Years
...second-floor exhibition continues
A Century of Service:  Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing
Saturday, January 4
Do the Mu!  with Matt Kurtz
Noon to 2:00 pm  -  Free / Public / No reservations  -  All ages
Join in any time during the two hours for this intergenerational monthly activity time
Tuesday, January 3
History Discussion Group—“Massillon’s Historic Church Buildings”
10:00 am to Noon  -  Free / Public / No reservations  -  Coffee and sweets available for a donation
Some people attend every month, others attend when the topic interests them
Moderated by Chris Craft
Friday, January 17
Studio M Exhibition Opening:  Acrylic Paintings by Sherri Hornbrook
6:00 to 8:00 pm  -  Free / Public / No reservations  -  Meet the artist, view her work, enjoy refreshments
Exhibition continues through March 2
Wednesday, January 22
Massillon Museum Members Annual Meeting
5:15 to 6:00 pm 
Saturday, January 25
Exhibition Opening:  Celebration in Art
1:00 to 3:00 pm  -  Free / Public / No reservations  -  Light refreshments
Student work (K-12) from area schools
Exhibition continues through February 16
Tuesday, January 28
Brown Bag Lunch:  Chris Craft, “Technology of the Civil War”
12:10 to 12:50 pm  - Free / Public / No reservations
Bring lunch or purchase lunch in the lobby from Main Street Deli
Free coffee and cookie
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