Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Keller Gallery exhibitions 2015-2019

I spend a lot of time making plans for the Keller Gallery, which is my favorite part of my job!  Here is our latest list of what's coming up.  There's really something for everyone!

The Sheila Markley Black Collection
EXTENDED through October 4, 2015!

This collection of vintage textiles was collected with a sophisticated eye by a single fashion connoisseur. This exhibit will feature exquisite dresses, shoes, and hats. A must see!

Children's Corner 
October 16, 2015 - March 13, 2016

This exhibition will feature the Museum*s vast collection of vintage toys, as well as a special section dedicated to dollhouses borrowed from miniature enthusiasts from our community. Contact our Curator if you would like to participate.

Wise About Eyes
March 25 - June 28, 2016

Wise About Eyes is designed to educate Ohio's children and their caregivers about ways that they can keep their eyes healthy and safe. Presented by Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in partnership with the Ohio Association of School Nurses, the Opticians Association of Ohio, the Ohio Optometric Association, and the Ohio Ophthalmological Society.

Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Dick
July - November 2016

Frank Dick, whose story was featured in the book and exhibition A Secret Gift as a B. Virdot letter writer, was also a meticulous amateur photographer. He captured forgotten images of Canton*s past, as well as artistic landscapes and still lifes. This exhibition will feature his work from the late 19th century through the 1920s.

Norman Rockwell's Home for the Holidays
November 18, 2016 - January 31, 2017

During his forty-seven year affiliation with The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell was celebrated for his special holiday cover illustrations, which were commissioned to mark a full spectrum of annual events for an enthusiastic public, from Thanksgiving, Christmas and The New Year to Valentine*s Day and April Fools' Day. This exhibition featuring original Saturday Evening Post cover tearsheets includes many of Norman Rockwell*s most memorable and enduring holiday images. (A traveling exhibition from the Norman Rockwell Museum)

Inverted Intersections
February - August 2017

This exhibition will feature vintage photos of downtown Canton from the Ramsayer Research Library that were used in Archivist Mark Holland's popular Inverted Intersections lecture series.

Mom, What's That?
September 2017 - May 2018

Many items that used to be commonplace are now quaint nods to the past. You might remember them, but do your kids know what they are? This exhibition will feature artifacts from the late 20th century, such as rotary phones, typewriters, VCRs, and lots more!

Ida McKinley's Dresses
June 2018 - January 2019

Ida McKinley's gowns are currently undergoing conservation treatment to stabilize them so we can safely display them. This will be the FIRST TIME this many Ida McKinley gowns are on exhibit all at once!
*Topics and dates are subject to change.