MassMu to Screen PBS Documentary—Boss

MassMu to Screen PBS Documentary—Boss

 

 

The Massillon Museum will screen the PBS documentary Boss: The Black Experience in Business on Saturday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m., in Gessner Hall. The film complements MassMu’s 2024 NEA Big Read and this year’s book selection, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
The screening is free and open to everyone. To register, visit MassMu.org/Tickets.
Viewers will learn the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and courage in the face of overwhelming odds contribute to the  nation’s economic and social growth.
Each guest may pick up a free copy of Homegoing as long as the supply lasts. MassMu’s NEA Big Read 2024 includes more than two dozen corresponding events. A bookmark listing dates and details is included in each copy of the book. Additional information can be found atMassillonMuseum.org/bigread.
Three exhibitions that complement the NEA Big Read may be viewed before or after the screening: Home Again: The Embodiment of Africa through Art and Fabric in the main gallery; Monica Jane Frisell and Adam Scher: Portrait of US in Studio M; and Family Means to Me in the Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery.

 

Other MassMu exhibitions can also be seen: Jerry Kalback, Deadball Era Series: An Illustrator’s Process and Massillon’s Baseball Pros: An Inning in History in the Paul Brown Museum; Precarious Legacies: Exposures of a Fleeting LandscapeEthiopian Expedition of 1903; and Innovators of Massillon. The Massillon History Gallery and the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery will be open.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the national program, visit arts.gov/neabigread.
In addition to the NEA grant, funding is provided by One Tiger and Massillon Rotary Foundation. The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark to augment its local funding by the citizens of Massillon, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton.
A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free. MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit MassillonMuseum.org.
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon –  Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061 x111
Stephanie Toole –  Massillon Museum Education and Outreach Manager / NEA Big Read Coordinator  –  330-833-4061 x104
Margy Vogt  –  Massillon Museum PR Coordinator  –  330-844-1525

Donate or pledge to the 2024 Campaign today

News & Profile Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in sharing your arts and culture news or profile in ArtsinStark’s feed! Please make sure your news meets the following guidelines before submitting, or we may be unable to include it on our site:

  • News or profile must be related to an artist or organization in Stark County, Ohio.
  • News or profile must be arts, entertainment or culture related. 

Event Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in sharing your event in ArtsinStark’s event calendar! Please make sure your event meets the following guidelines before submitting, or we may be unable to include your event:

  • Priority will be given to events organized by or in support of local non-profit organizations. 
  • Event must take place in Stark County, Ohio.
  • Event must be arts, entertainment or culture related. 
  • Event must be open to the public. No private events.
  • Event can be free or ticketed but must include a link to a website or social media event where more information is available. 
  • Event must be submitted at least one week prior to the start date.