Massillon Museum - Massillon, OH

121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646 - United States





Free Everyday

MassMu is a free art and history museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It was founded in 1933 and was originally housed in the former home of city founder James Duncan. In 1996, MassMu moved to its current location, a historic, 1931 art deco building in the heart of downtown Massillon. Its Studio M gallery showcases contemporary art in seven-week rotations, while the Fred F. Silk Community Room exhibits the products of community collaborations. The Paul Brown Museum rotates exhibits semiannually, interpreting football heritage through lenses of both art and history. Expansion afforded MassMu the ability to create Gessner Hall, a space which hosts lectures, performances, and events. A large classroom allows MassMu to serve a broader audience with educational offerings. A pottery studio is now open on the first floor, and the darkroom will open in 2022. MassMu is dedicated to presenting quality exhibits, educational opportunities, and programs appealing to not only Massillon citizens, but visitors hailing from all over Ohio, and beyond. Main gallery labels and text are translated into braille for those with low vision or blindness. MassMu opened a Sensory Room for individuals with sensory challenges, and is a member of Blue Star Museums, providing discounts to active military personnel and their families, and Museums for All, dedicated to making membership available at a 50% discount for those who qualify.


A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich
June 12—September 26, 2021
Aultman Health Foundation Gallery

Eterovich Contemporaries
June 12, 2021-January 2, 2022
Flex Gallery Space

Judi Krew: Hoard Couture, Where Art Meets Fashion
August 21–October 6, 2021
Studio M

Artwork by Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon
September 18-October 31, 2021
Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Timeline
Always on display
Paul Brown Museum

Flu and Football
July 31, 2021–January 9, 2022
Paul Brown Museum

Immel Circus
Always on display
Circus Gallery

Permanent Collection Galleries
Always on display

Abstract Art for Kids Workshop in conjunction with A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich, 11:00-11:30am ET. Artist and instructor Emily Vigil will lead an Abstract Art Workshop for children in kindergarten through grade 5 on Saturday, September 18, from 11:00 to 11:30am. Students will learn how to make their own abstract painting. The cost is $10/MassMu member or $15/non-member and includes all supplies. Register by September 11 by visiting or by calling 330-833-4061.

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