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  • Welcome to the Schumacher Gallery

    The Schumacher Gallery's Permanent Collections offer a wonderfully diverse selection of more than 2500 works for study and enjoyment. These collections encompass 2000 years of cultural history. Since the Gallery's inception in 1964, hundreds of donors have provided objects of art, funds, and services to create this important cultural legacy.


  • Exhibition Schedule

    2017 - 2018


    August 28 – September 1
    Columbus Crossing Borders Project

    While millions of people are fleeing war, terror and persecution, 34 artists have embarked on a mission to inspire understanding, compassion and support as a cooperative community. The artists in this exhibition have “crossed borders” into each other’s paintings. The result is a visual collage served up as tribute to the resilience of the refugee crisis.

    Reception: Thursday, August 31, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

    August 28 – September 30
    Norman Rockwell (Showcase Gallery)

    Rarely seen original lithographs and collotype prints from The Schumacher Gallery’s permanent collection of the famed American and "Saturday Evening Post" artist.     

    Associated American Artists

    September 11 –December 2
    Associated American Artists: Art by Subscription

    In 1934, the morale of the American people was at an all-time low. During this difficult period, Reeves Lewenthal hatched a plan to form the Associated American Artists. The mission of the enterprise was to make art accessible, affordable, and attractive to Americans. During its more than four-decade span, Associated American Artists created an art series with hundreds of prints by dozens of its prominent artist members. These original impressions were available for sale for $5 each. Budding collectors sprung up across America and some of these collectors lived in and near Springfield, Ohio, resulting in this collection of limited series prints on loan from the Springfield Museum of Art.

    Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

    (Please note: The gallery is closed October 13-15 and November 22-26.)  

    October 9 – December 2
    Central Ohio Weavers Guild (Showcase Gallery)

    The Central Ohio Weavers Guild celebrates its first 80 years as a thriving local organization with a new book telling the history of the Guild through historic documents, woven samples, connections to our national weaving history, a display of the Guild’s early loom, and 40 contemporary pieces woven by current Guild members.

    Reception: Thursday, October 19, 5:00-7:30 p.m.


    (Please note: The gallery will be closed October 13-15 and November 22-26.)

    January 15 – March 28
    Vessels

    Vessels is an invitational exhibition bringing together the work of practicing female artists who incorporate the vessel in a variety of ways, even by breaking down the very idea of its structure. Richly diverse emotional, spiritual, and intellectual concepts are brought into play through symbolic association; from small, fanciful, dreamlike creations to all-encompassing installations manipulating the viewer to become part of the vessel itself. We hope that Vessels will shed light on the broad spectrum of the human experience, and perhaps help us better define who we are individually and as a culture. Our bodies hold a supreme power — we are all vessels for ideas, for love and for good in the world, something we need more of every day. Art has the power to communicate all of this.

    Reception: Thursday, January 18, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.


    (Please note: The gallery is closed February 24 - March 4 during mid-term break.)

    January 15 – March 28
    The Absolutes by Daric M. Gill

    The Absolutes is a series of oil paintings on reclaimed wood. They started as an exploration into the lost genesis of western pictorial language and the historical parallels in philosophy and cross-cultural linguistics. The work has grown into a full language where concepts and stories are told through visual vignettes. Like any pictorial language, an impactful story needs to be edited down to the fewest elements necessary to tell an effective story. This minimalist storytelling ensures that the subject matter will be full of symbolism, often blending the line between artifact and narrative display.

    Reception: Thursday, January 18, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    (Please note: The gallery is closed February 24 - March 4 during mid-term break.)

    April 9 – April 24
    Capital University’s Student Art Exhibition

    This multimedia juried exhibition showcases a variety of works created by the students of Capital University.

    Reception: Thursday, April 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Visitor Information

    Admission is free.

    Hours

    The Schumacher Gallery will be open Monday - Saturday, 1 - 5 pm during the academic year. We are closed during the summer and on university holidays.

    Directions and Parking

    The Gallery is located on the fourth floor of The Blackmore Library at Capital University.

    Driving Directions (courtesy of Google Maps)

    Parking is available on the Main Street Plaza parking at Pleasant Ridge and Mound Street - one block south of Main - and on Main St. until 4 pm, or on any of the surrounding side streets.

    Visit our Maps and Locations page for a downloadable PDF of the campus map

    Contact Information

    Contact David Gentilini by phone or email.
    614-236-6319
    dgentili@capital.edu

    Accessibility

    The Schumacher Gallery is handicapped accessible. Handicapped accessible parking is available in the garage attached to Blackmore Library.