A Special Message to Our Patrons
To support public health and safety, the Richard M. Ross Art Museum will require facial coverings and respectful physical distancing for all visitors. In addition, any planned group visit of more than five people is asked to first call or email the museum to schedule a time. Please see OWU’s Safe Campus Guide (COVID-19) site for more information.

Please visit our current online exhibitions: Becoming Visibleartwork of the Fine Arts majors in the Ohio Wesleyan University Class of 2020, and Past to Present, OWU's Evolution (Art 492 Exhibit).

You can tour the current Ross exhibition in 3-D: From The Studio: Fine Arts Faculty 2020 and you can continue to browse our permanent collection here. 

Saved and Saintified by Winfred Rembert, 2005.

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.

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.

The museum staff plans and regularly mounts exhibitions in three buildings on the Ohio Wesleyan campus (in addition to the main Ross building, the University also has the Mowry Alumni Gallery inside its Mowry Alumni Center and Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library). Below is more information about all of our current exhibitions.