Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll Decorative Arts Center


September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – December 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Decorative Arts Center
Decorative Arts Center
145 E Main St
Lancaster, OH 43130

The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will feature the riveting artwork of Nelly Toll, a childhood survivor of the Holocaust. Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll features 40 digital reproductions of the childhood artwork of Nelly Toll. Given a watercolor set by her mother, while hiding, Nelly painted small pictures of what she imagined a normal life would resemble. In addition to the digital reproductions of drawings created as a child, the exhibition will also showcase current contemporary paintings created by Nelly.


After World War ll, Toll immigrated to the United States. She pursued formal art training and received a master’s degree in art and art history and education. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Toll speaks across the country making contemporary connections between the Holocaust and the dangers of bullying. Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll is organized by the Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Free Admission Tuesday – Friday, 10a-4a; Saturday & Sunday, 1-4p. For more information call 740-681-1423 or visit