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MassMu Displays P.T. Barnum Artifacts from its Permanent Collection

With the 2017 closing of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus and the success of the Hollywood musical, The Greatest Showman, P.T. Barnum has returned in spirit to the limelight in America.
 
In response, the Massillon Museum has created a small display of artifacts related to Barnum’s circus, his American Museum, and his performers—including Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb and singer Jenny Lind. The jewel of the exhibit is Barnum’s gold-tipped walking stick. Along with photographs, programs, advertising, and memorabilia in the exhibit, the walking stick was donated in 1995 to the Massillon Museum by Dr. Robert Immel along with his hand-carved miniature circus that is an iconic part of the Massillon Museum.  
 
“With the current popularity of the circus as seen in the film, The Greatest Showman, MassMu wants to encourage patrons to have a last look at the current circus gallery before renovation of the second floor begins,” says the Museum’s executive director Alexandra Nicholis Coon.
 
The Immel Circus, which is usually on view as part of a visit to the Museum, will be temporarily closed beginning January 22 during construction in that part of the building during the expansion project. Until then, visitors can see the 2,620-piece circus diorama and the circus posters, photographs, and costumes that surround it in the Immel Circus Gallery.  The new Barnum exhibit, P.T. Barnum: The World’s Greatest Showman, can also be seen until that date.
 
By mid-January, many circus images will be added to the Museum’s virtual galleries, so visitors will be able to view permanent collection artifacts while the circus gallery is closed.  Visit http://www.massillonmuseum.org/immel-circus. 
 
The Barnum exhibit, the Immel Circus, Paul Brown: Innovator, and the Stark County Artists Exhibition may be seen during regular hours Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. “Although the lobby is in construction disarray, the exhibits are accessible at this time,” says Margy Vogt, public relations coordinator.  “Everyone is still welcome to visit.”
 
About P.T. Barnum
Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810–1891) acquired and expanded the American Museum in New York City in 1842. In 1870, the marketing genius invested in a circus venture, casting his friends and many performers from his museum. The following year, P.T. Barnum’s Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Circus opened in Brooklyn, the forerunner to what would become Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. By the end of its run, the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus had entertained the world for 146 years.
 
About the Massillon Museum
The circus gallery closing will facilitate construction of a doorway to the new Studio M space directly east of the gallery on the second floor of one of the Museum’s new buildings. The expansion project—funded by the State of Ohio, foundations, businesses, organizations, and individuals—will enhance the Museum’s ability to preserve and exhibit art and history, add opportunities to be the cultural hub of the community, and create space for the new Paul Brown Museum.
 
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
 
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon.  For more information, call330-833-4016 or visit massillonmuseum.org.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.

Massillon Museum’s Stark County Artists Exhibition Winners

The Massillon Museum announced the Stark County Artists Exhibition awards at the opening reception for the annual show on Sunday, December 3.
I do, I doodle, I do, paper napkins, by Judith Krew was named Best in Show; Clare Murray Adams earned second place with Six Degrees of Separation, mixed media on tea bags; and Study of Broken Glass #3,photography by Michael Barath placed third.
Judith Huber, Remember Chibok, oil; Gail Keener, In His Own World, acrylic; Ted Lawson, Riding the Bike Lane II, watercolor; Brien Strancar, Dipped and Cut, RGB Series, No. 1, blown glass, tooled, engraved; and Stephen Tornero, Padparadscha, linen, bamboo, earned honorable mentions.
All media were considered by the independent jurors: Elizabeth Carney—Assistant Curator, Akron Art Museum; Steven Mastroianni—Photographer, Cleveland; and Susan Yingling—Artist, Retired Art Teacher, Akron Public Schools. They selected work to be included as well as the awards. The look of the exhibition is different from year to year because of the diversity of the artwork entered and the vision of the jurors, who vary every year.
A total of 77 artists submitted 189 drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more.  From those, the jurors chose 55 pieces of artwork by 40 individuals.
The Stark County Artists Exhibition has been held at the Museum since 1934, beginning as a statewide juried exhibit of fine arts and crafts. By the 1980s, it was refocused to exhibit work by artists living and working in Stark County. To keep the show fresh, artwork submitted for consideration must have been created within the last two years.
“As always, this exhibition is an excellent showcase of the talent here in Stark County,” said Massillon Museum Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon.  “We enjoy this exhibition because evolves each year. We were thrilled to see so many first-time entrants this year. I think it’s a forecast of some up-and-comers whom we’ll want to watch.”
The exhibition may be seen during regular hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 through January 21, 2018.
In addition to viewing the Stark County Artists Exhibition, visitors can attend the opening of the Studio M exhibition, Image to Image: Photography by Walsh University Photojournalism Students in the Museum’s lower level. The second-floor galleries include Stark County in the Great War, Paul Brown: Innovator, and The Immel Circus.
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way, East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.  Call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org for more information.
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator  –  330-844-1525
Images:  
Higher resolution available—vogt@sssnet.com
Best in Show:  Judith Krew, I do, I doodle, I do, paper napkins
Second Place:  Clare Murray Adams, Six Degrees of Separation, mixed media on tea bags
Third Place:  Michael Barath, Study of Broken Glass #3, photograph
Also accepted in the exhibition:
Mandy Altimus Stahl
Michael Barath
William Barron
Emily Bartolone
William Bogdan
Heather Bullach
Rosemary Burkhart
Peter Castillo
 Frank Dale
David Dingwell
Bree Ehret
Susan Eitelman
Pamela Glover Wadsworth
Karen Hemsley
Judith Huber
Bruce Humbert
Gail Keener
Judith Krew
Ted Lawson
Khrysso LeFey
Bob Maurer
Clare Murray Adams
Lee Novotny
Jesse Nutter
Mitzi Phillips
Scot Phillips
Mark Pitocco
Michael Reynolds
Patricia Ripple
Priscilla Roggenkamp
Russell Hench
Allison Smith
Alexander Strader
Brien Strancar
Michele Tokos
Stephen Tornero
Tom Wachunas
Michael Weiss
Isabel Zaldivar
Anna Zotta

Massillon Museum Stark County Artists Exhibition Opening

The Massillon Museum will celebrate the opening of the annual Stark County Artists Exhibition on Sunday, December 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a reception for the artists in the main gallery. Award winners will be announced at 4:00 that afternoon.  The party is free and open to everyone.
The Stark County Artists Exhibition has been held at the Museum since 1934, beginning as a statewide juried exhibit of fine arts and crafts. By the 1980s, it was refocused to exhibit work by artists living and working in Stark County. To keep the show fresh, artwork submitted for consideration must have been created within the last two years.
All media were considered by the independent jurors: Elizabeth Carney—Assistant Curator, Akron Art Museum; Steven Mastroianni—Photographer, Cleveland; and Susan Yingling—Artist, Retired Art Teacher, Akron Public Schools. They selected work to be included as well as the awards. The look of the exhibition is different from year to year because of the diversity of the artwork entered and the vision of the jurors, who vary every year.
A total of 77 artists submitted 189 drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more.  From those, the jurors chose 55 pieces of artwork by 40 individuals.
Stark Countians whose artwork will be exhibited are: Mandy Altimus Stahl, Michael Barath, William Barron, Emily Bartolone, William Bogdan, Heather Bullach, Rosemary Burkhart, Peter Castillo, Frank Dale, David Dingwell, Bree Ehret, Susan Eitelman, Pamela Glover Wadsworth, Karen Hemsley, Judith Huber, Bruce Humbert, Gail Keener, Judith Krew, Ted Lawson, Khrysso LeFey, Bob Maurer, Clare Murray Adams, Lee Novotny, Jesse Nutter, Mitzi Phillips, Scot Phillips, Mark Pitocco, Michael Reynolds, Patricia Ripple, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Russell Hench, Allison Smith, Alexander Strader, Brien Strancar, Michele Tokos, Stephen Tornero, Tom Wachunas, Michael Weiss, Isabel Zaldivar, and Anna Zotta.
“The Stark County Artists Exhibition is one of my favorite Massillon Museum traditions,” said the exhibition’s coordinator Heather Bullach. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase fresh work for established and aspiring artists alike. Each year’s show offers plenty of familiarity, as some artists return year after year, but a completely different group of jurors ensures a unique and diverse selection. No two shows are alike, but there is always something for everyone!”
In addition to viewing the Stark County Artists Exhibition on December 3, visitors can attend the opening of the Studio M exhibition, Image to Image: Photography by Walsh University Photojournalism Students in the Museum’s lower level. The second-floor galleries will be open for viewing Stark County in the Great War, Paul Brown: Innovator, and The Immel Circus.
The Stark County Artists Exhibition, which will continue through January 31, 2018, may be seen during regular Museum hours Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way, East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.  Call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org for more information.
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator  –  330.844-1525
Representative artwork from the Stark County Artists Exhibition:
Michael Reynolds, Fishing in Turmoil, digital
Pamela Glover Wadsworth, Writer’s Block, mixed media
Brien Strancar, Murrini Flame, blown glass, tooled, engraved, sandblasted