OWU's Richard M. Ross Art Museum enriches the community, the university, and the lives of our students by mounting exhibitions of artists from around the world.Saved and Saintified. Winfred Rembert, 2005.

Exhibition openings are campus events, where students mingle with faculty and artists, experiencing firsthand the world and the work of professional artists. The Ross Museum's exhibitions relate to and enhance the curriculum of the OWU Department of Fine Arts, as well as other academic departments, and every spring, the museum hosts the students' juried Senior Show.

The museum's permanent collection of more than 2,500 works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella, and Alfred Stieglitz serve as a rich resource for students, faculty, and other scholars.

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Current Exhibitions


Accumulated Errors / From One Thing to Another / With Radical Love and Fierce Resistance January 17 - April 2 / February 20 – June 2, 2017

Accumulated Errors (sculpture by Carol Boram-Hays)
Boram-Hays, who teaches at Columbus College of Art & Design, uses metal remains reclaimed from industrial sites as well as steel ductwork, conduit, and electrical wiring to create art that explores “our conflicted relationship with industrialized culture.” She casts the metal within concrete poured into forms and then uses mason stains to color their surfaces.

From One Thing to Another (paintings by Louise Captein)
Captein teaches at Otterbein University and is originally from the Netherlands. Her paintings are based on sketches of brightly colored paper collages. Each painting is an exact copy of the original collage and involves a careful mixing of colors and meticulous application of thin layers of paint to create a smooth surface.

"With Radical Love and Fierce Resistance" is an exhibition by Minneapolis-based artist Sam Gould that rebrands the museum as a site for questioning and collaboration in response to the division surrounding the recent North American election. Individuals and groups are invited to participate by hanging questions on the walls of the museum, reserving museum space to hold a conversation, or sharing audio recordings with the artist to broadcast over a streaming FM radio platform. This is the first installation in the Inside/Outside exhibition series. To schedule a large group meeting in our space--free of charge if it pertains to this project--please contact elfletch@owu.edu, tpwallac@owu.edu, or call 740-368-3606. For more information about the artist visit: www.Red76.com

During the academic year, the Ross Art Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free.

Learn more about Carol Boram-Hays Learn more about Louise Captein