Come take a look at our new exhibit in our Museum Gallery from March 12 through April 29, 2019. The exhibit features artwork by local favorite, Max Barnard, as well has other whammy doodles and whirligigs in our collection. This exhibit is sponsored in memory of Beverly & Howard Myers.
In the Bo Burr Community Room Gallery: The World According to Max. Stop by our community room to view many of the paintings in our collection by Max Barnard.
The museum is open Tues/Wed/Fri 11am-3pm by appointment; Thursdays 2-7pm; and Saturdays 11am-3pm.
Max Barnard began at a young age as a house painter and paperhanger in Chagrin Falls. He was a self-taught artist who began painting in the 1940s and was recognized for his primitive paintings of scenes recalled from his childhood. Barnard won first prize at the prestigious May Show of 1954 for a painting on a window shade. His work has been exhibited at the Chagrin Valley Art Club in 1973, and at the Heartland Museum in Harvard, MA in 1986. He completed more than 2,000 works in almost 30 years, using mostly house paint! Barnard also had a sketchbook of pen-and-ink drawings of Chagrin Falls residents. Barnard died in Millersburg, Ohio, and is buried in Chagrin Falls. At the time of his death in 1978, he was survived by a granddaughter, Beverly Myers.