The Columbus Museum of Art's (CMA) collection spans work from Columbus-born artists like Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, George Bellows, and Elijah Pierce to the luminaries of 19th and 20th-century art. Rotating exhibits fill its recently opened modern art wing, and there are ample areas to explore and create art of your own. Take advantage of the Guide by Cell tours for a deeper experience with the artwork. Interactive stations outside many galleries also offer more ways to process and create art.
Tour Columbus and see public art throughout the city. The Columbus African American sculpture tour includes 11 outdoor sculptures created by African American artists. See works from artists like Melvin Edwards, Andrew F. Scott, Queen Brooks and Chief Baba Shongo Obadina.
The Wexner Center for the Arts is one of the nation’s premiere cultural gems--an internationally known contemporary arts center at The Ohio State University. The Center offers exhibitions, performances, films, artistic residencies and educational programs. The building, a landmark of postmodern architecture, houses galleries, performance spaces, a film video theater, a store and a café.
The Millersburg Open Air Art Museum is a fusion of nature and art set within a majestic landscape of lush forest and rolling hillsides. Discover artworks using natural materials, glass, metal, and wood that showcase original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums and disciplines.
Internationally renowned for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art, the museum houses a diverse permanent collection of more than 61,000 works of art from around the world. General admission is free to the public, but patrons can find roving exhibitions from temporary collections to special features like Yayoi Kusuma. Chill in the Atrium any time of year for a break from the hustle of The Land.
In the early 1900s, Joseph G. Butler, Jr. had a vision for an institution devoted to curating and preserving the art his young America would produce: the first American Art Museum. From this vision, The Butler Institute was born. The Institute’s holdings now exceed 22,000 individual works, from thousands of American artists, starting from its earliest work Portrait of Katherine Ten Broeck by Nehemiah Partridge dated 1719.
The Toledo Museum of Art is world-renowned for its collection of Old Master paintings, decorative arts and glass. In addition, the Museum has growing collections of contemporary, Asian and African art as well as art from antiquity. The Museum is admired for both the quality and comprehensiveness of its collection.
Travel Through Belmont County history through mural depictions of the town’s beginnings. Painted on the side of brick buildings throughout the town by local artist Twila Fisher, there are six murals to date, depicting Barnesville's industrial and cultural history.
Passion Works Studio is a collaborative community arts center located in Athens at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. At the heart and soul of Passion Works is a core group of working artists with developmental differences. This collective creates aesthetically and conceptually powerful works of art. More important than what is produced is how the collaborative practice encourages connection, purpose and belonging for the individual artists and the community at large.
The created murals to show Portsmouth's history all through the present day from the mound-builders and use 2000 ft. long, 20 ft. high floodwall as the canvas. Some of the featured subjects in the murals include the The Earthworks of Portsmouth, this is a large mound complex that was built by the Hopewell culture of Ohio and the Native American leader Tecumseh, who opposed the U.S in the 1812 War and Tecumseh War.
The Taft Museum of Art is a living landmark tucked away in downtown Cincinnati, where art and history live on the walls—and in the walls. Built around 1820 as a private home for several of Cincinnati's most prominent citizens, the Taft Museum of Art is now one of the finest small art museums in America and holds National Historic Landmark status for its historic house and Duncanson murals.
Beautifully constructed as an Italian Renaissance–style building, which sits atop a hill overlooking downtown Dayton, the Institute's highlights are the museum's Asian, 17th-century Baroque, 18th- and 19th-century American, and contemporary art collections. In addition to its collections, the museum frequently features other exhibitions. The Dayton Art Institute offers a variety of events and programs for adults, including discussions, gallery talks, classes and workshops. From drawing workshops to exploring the collection with staff and museum guides, the DAI offers programs for everyone.