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The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) announces Project Bloom, a mixed media flower garden installation and community art project in partnership with Stark Community Foundation with CMA as a 2020 grant recipient. Project Bloom is a multifaceted art project designed to create a community-inspired garden while celebrating and understanding the similarities and differences in all of us. Project Bloom will run February 5th, 2021 through March 5th, 2021. Learn more at www.cantonart.org/cmaprojectbloom.  ...
"Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism" is the Centerpiece of a Compelling Schedule of Exhibitions . . .   The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) today announced a robust lineup of exhibitions for its 2020 – 2021 season in celebration of the Museum’s 85th Anniversary, headlined by the CMA original exhibition Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism, which will open on November 27, 2020.   CMA opens its anniversary season on Tuesday,...
CMA Kicks Off Its 2020-21 85th Anniversary Season with "ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection" Featuring Groundbreaking 20th Century Artists that Celebrate Everyday Tools in Fanciful Works of Art . . .   The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) presents ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection, an engaging and thought-provoking exhibition on the unexpected subject of tools, through more than 40 inspiring paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs. Curated by Jared...
New Major Art Storage System Being Installed at Museum . . . While the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is currently showcasing more than 200 major works from its Collection in the exhibition In The Parisian Salon, featuring artists such as John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Edward Hopper, something even more spectacular is occurring behind the scenes. To ensure these and other works are preserved and protected for all to enjoy for years to come, CMA is renovating its collection storage areas...
For fifteen years, Jerry Peart's "Morning Breeze" sculpture has stood by our museum - its large, wild loops and curls welcoming visitors and announcing itself to passers by.  This work of art has become a fixture in our community,  so much so that its three supporting legs have sustained damange from skateboarders, bikers, and others who have utilized it in interesting ways.Luckily, our friends at McKay Lodge Fine Art Conservation were able to give the sculpture a "leg up" and restore its...
    The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) presents a special exhibition American Masters: Watercolors from the CMA Collection, which features the Museum’s most recent acquisition: an 1889 Impressionist masterpiece, Bleak House, Broadstairs, by acclaimed pioneer of American Impressionism Childe Hassam. Major watercolors by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, George Luks, John Marin, Maurice Prendergast, and John Singer Sargent are also featured in this special exhibition, which is on view now through March...
The arts and cultural industry is an economic engine, a $704 billion industry that represents 4.2 percent of our nation’s GDP. Museums are a critical component of that engine, contributing $21 billion a year to the U.S. economy and sustaining more than 400,000 jobs. With funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and many other programs, including affiliate state agencies such...
Canton Museum of Art is beyond grateful to have received a thoughtful gift from artist Judith Brandon of her piece Golden Rule, which was recently displayed in our lobby. We greatly admired the piece when it was here for our Three Voices exhibit and know that it will contribute significantly to our Permanent Collection.   Judith Brandon grew up in Ohio, in a house at the bottom of a hill. Every spring, she would have to help her mother “rescue” their basement as it flooded with water. These...
Expressive Art Therapy Program Connects with New Audiences.   In response to the growing need for expressive art therapy services in Stark County, Canton Museum of Art (CMA) began the Art for Health and Healing Program in January 2017. This unique hands-on program was conceived and developed by the CMA staff and local art therapy consultant, Gail Wetherell-Sack.   Group leaders and therapists from local service organizations utilize the Museum’s exhibitions and art therapist-led experience in...
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