Canton Museum Of Art
Explore and enjoy more at the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) — Ohio’s premier location for an exceptional visual arts experience! The Canton Museum of Art is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits and dynamic original exhibits featuring prominent artists and the Museum's unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics. CMA also connects schools and various community groups through innovative educational outreach programs for inspired learning through the visual arts. CMA offers In-Museum studio art classes for all age groups in diverse mediums such as ceramics and painting. Enjoy special art events throughout the year, including "First Stop First Friday" (a Canton arts district celebration held the first Friday of every month) and the widely popular Christkindl Markt, one of the Northeast Ohio region’s top holiday markets for fine arts and fine crafts. From concerts and lectures to workshops and more — there is always something new to Explore & Enjoy More at CMA! Learn more about upcoming exhibits and special events, show your support by becoming a member and enjoy special benefits, browse current and past exhibits online — all at www.cantonart.org. And be sure to stay connected via our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube networks!
Exhibits On-View Now through July 3, 2021:
COLLECTION GEMS: CELEBRATING 85 YEARS OF CMA
For our 85th anniversary, the Canton Museum of Art's philanthropic group, the Volunteer Angels, along with CMA's staff, has chosen their favorite highlights from our Collection. All of their choices will be displayed in this exhibit - Collection Gems: Celebrating 85 Years of CMA. The Collection of the Canton Museum of Art contains "the treasures of the museum." Our Collection, acclaimed throughout Ohio and the United States, is focused on American watercolors from the 19th century forward, and contemporary ceramics from the 1950’s forward.
WE'VE GOT ISSUES: MYRA SCHUETTER WATERCOLORS
A native of Jasper, Indiana, Myra Schuetter has been working in transparent watercolor for about 40 years. Transparent watercolor, a decidedly non-traditional medium for such large and complex compositions allows Schuetter to have control of all stages of transparency from light and airy color to fully intense color.
TOMORROW...AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY: THE WORK OF LEE KESSLER
Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Leland “Lee” Kessler grew up with a passion for art and aviation. Nose art was found on many models of fighters, and bombers such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator. WWII would become the golden age of aircraft artistry. Kessler painted seven in total -- best known for his drawing titled “The Hand." This exhibit is in collaboration with MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, Ohio and The Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia.
MORT KUNSTLER: "THE GODFATHER" OF PULP FICTION ILLUSTRATORS
showcases more than 70 original drawings and paintings that graced the covers of American magazines, paperbacks, and weeklies throughout the 1950s and ‘60s.