The Canton Museum of Art is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits and original CMA-produced exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, including local, regional and statewide collaborative projects bringing together schools, companies and various community groups. CMA also offers classes for a variety of age groups in diverse mediums such as ceramics and painting, as well as in-depth, docent-led tours for schools and groups. Exhibitions & Collections: • The Permanent Collection is 19th, 20th and 21st century American works on paper, and American ceramics from the 1950s forward. • CMA is Stark County’s only museum of visual arts accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). • Annual average Museum attendance 45,000. • 10,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to traveling exhibits and presentation of the Museum’s Permanent Collection of 1,300+ works valued at over $22.0 million. • CMA seeks out and presents dynamic and engaging touring exhibits designed to entertain, engage and educate audiences with the overall goal of building better understanding of visual arts and their relevance in today’s society.
The Canton Museum of Art is where art meets life, providing opportunities for everyone to discover explore, learn and be inspired through a connection with American art. With 12 major exhibits throughout the year, the CMA is constantly changing.