A Special Message to Our Patrons
To support public health and safety, the Richard M. Ross Art Museum will be closed for the remainder of Spring semester due to the preventative measures around COVID-19 advised by the university and the Ohio Department of Health.  Please see OWU’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information page for more.

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 Ross exhibition in 3D 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.