Women Behind The Lens
August 25 - November 12, 2021
An exploration of works by women photographers from the permanent collection of the Ross Art Museum celebrating arts patron Sally Ross Soter.
Exhibit will coincide with a companion exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art, in gallery 5 of the Ross Building, August 21, 2021 – May 8, 2022.
Myself As A Pilot
In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library, in Beeghly Library
August 27- December 13, 2021
"In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library" by photographer R. B. Kitaj, 1932-2007, in Beeghly Library.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, R.B. (Ronald Brooks) Kitaj is considered a key figure in European and American contemporary painting. While his work has been considered controversial, he is regarded as a master draughtsman with a commitment to figurative art. His highly personal paintings and drawings reflect his deep interest in history; cultural, social and political ideologies; and issues of identity.
His various honors include election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1982. In 1985 he became the first American since Sargent to be elected to the Royal Academy. Numerous retrospective exhibitions of his work have been held, including shows at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, the Tate Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and most recently The Jewish Museum, Berlin, The Jewish Museum, London and the Hamburger Kunsthalle. In 1997 he left London and moved to Los Angeles, where he died in 2007.
Beeghly Library is at 43 Rowland Ave.
We Have Not Forgotten
Unprecedented: 2021 Senior Fine Arts Exhibition
3 Windows Into The Soul
Pattern Drift: Cityscape
The Kuhlman Gallery at the Ross Art Museum features Pattern Drift: Cityscape, a mid-career survey of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons. It presents selections from three main bodies of work in which the city serves as background and context for the art. Emmons’ images show his virtuosity as a printmaker and draftsman, as well as inspiration by mechanical illustration, cartoon language, and newspaper journalism. The artist is an Ohio Wesleyan graduate and an associate professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
The Great Machine
Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson
The West Gallery at the Ross Art Museum features Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson. This exhibit brings four contemporary photographers—Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Zig Jackson, and Martina Lopez—into conversation with the work of 19th century landscape photographer William Henry Jackson. Through this lens, it examines the legacy of photography in relation to the development of the American West.
Bring Your Cameras
From The Studio: 2020 Art Faculty
This exhibit is online only.
This biannual exhibit by the studio art faculty showcases the broad range of talent in the Department at Ohio Wesleyan University. Although the works in the exhibit speak in different voices and cover a wide range of media, they are united by the seriousness of each faculty member's inquiries into particular issues of form, content, and process.
Shoe, Pitcher, Planter
Cold Sunrise in an Ancient Place
Ellen Sheffield: Pages of Silence and Sound
This exhibit is online only.
This exhibit showcases a series of artist books that explore material approaches to communication beyond spoken language. The featured books, by Ohio-based Ellen Sheffield, were developed in response to songs, poems, signs and signals.
Ages of Peonies
Pages of Silence and Sound 1
Pages of Silence and Sound 2
Past to Present: OWU’s Evolution (ART 492 Exhibit)
Students in Ohio Wesleyan University’s ART 492 class have created an online “Past to Present: OWU’s Evolution” art exhibition that showcases how the university’s academics, student life, places, and extracurricular activities have, or haven’t, changed over time.
Sandusky St, Delaware
Day On The Jay, OWU
OWU Football team
John Clark Mayden: Baltimore Lives
Nationally recognized photographer John Clark Mayden captures the majesty, beauty, and pain of Black life in the American city of Baltimore. Mayden ’74 is the Fall 2021 Distinguished Alumni Exhibitor.
With funding and support from The Ohio Arts Council, The Marion Parson Alden Fund for Exhibitions & Visiting Artists, the Anne Outram Gui Distinguished Alumni Fund for Exhibitions.