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Canton Museum of Art


Canton Museum of Art

Canton Museum of Art

(courtesy of the Ohio Dept of Travel and Tourism)

The Canton Museum of Art, founded in 1935, is a small museum with an interesting collection of important works. Located in downtown Canton, the museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American works on paper and American ceramics from the 1950s to the present.

Permanent Collection:

The Canton Museum of Art is one of the few museums to concentrate on 19th and 20th century American works on paper (watercolors, drawings, etc.). They also have a sizeable collection of post-WWII American ceramics, with extensive examples of Roseville, Rookwood, McCoy, and other Midwestern pottery.

In addition, the museum has a small but interesting collection of paintings, including works by Warhol, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, and Winslow Homer.

Special Exhibits:

The Canton Museum of Art hosts 12-15 special, temporary exhibitions each year. Recent exhibits have included "Clyde Singer's America," "Kimono is Art," and "Andrew Wyeth: Helga Pictures."

Hours and Admission:

The Canton Museum of Art is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 8pm; Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday from 10am to 3pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for children under 12.


Among the many special events held each year at the museum are the annual Antiques in Canton and Garden Show, held each March and the Christkindl Market, held each holiday season.

Contact Information:

Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue N.
Canton, OH
330 453-7666

(updated 9-28-12)

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