Schumacher Gallery | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • 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.


    We are happy to announce the Lyon's exhibition is EXTENDED through April 27th! Hours are M-F 12:00-3:00; Sat 1:00-4:00 or by appointment, and admission is always free!

    Danny Lyon Exhibit

    The Schumacher Gallery at Capital University will host an exhibition titled “Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement” from January 18 to April 27.

    Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the photographer is deeply and personally embedded in the subject matter that they are capturing. Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a national group of college students who joined after the first sit-in by four Black college students at a North Carolina lunch counter.

    From 1963 to 1964, Lyon traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions documenting the Civil Rights movement. These images capture life as it was – from prohibiting Blacks from activities to requiring separate building entrances and water fountains to sit-ins and protests – and the reactions that resulted. These photographs were published in “The Movement,” a documentary book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and later in “Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement,” Lyon’s memoir of his years working for the SNCC.

    The Gallery will also be hosting #ArtUnitesCbus photographers in conjunction with the Greater Columbus Arts Council. This exhibit highlights photos taken this past summer during the Black Lives Matter protests downtown. Artists included are: Brittoney Roane, Asia Glenn, Ngabo Mutenda, Jamie Ceasar, Kendel Boone, Rashunda Holloway, and Teri Dashfield. Also on display will be a selection of the downtown murals that were created during the protests.

    The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Schumacher Gallery is located on the fourth floor of Capital University’s Blackmore Library, located in Bexley. Due to changing regulations with COVID, we may have to change times that we are open. Please contact the Gallery to double check hours or to make an appointment.

    For more information, please call 614-236-6319, email at, or visit the website at

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    The Schumacher Gallery app is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store and the Google Play App Store.

    This mobile docent app will enhance your overall experience of the gallery and provide an insider’s look of the artwork. Within each of the galleries, this app will highlight multiple pieces providing audio tours, detailed images, artist biographies, and behind-the-scene info. Plus, you can save your favorite artwork in your own collection for quick reference.

    The FREE app offers:

    • Audio Tours that guide you the collection’s highlights 
    • Listing of current events and exhibitions to help plan your next visit
    • Gallery map to navigate the gallery and see which artworks are nearby
    • Visitor Information that includes driving directions, hours and admission info
    • The ability to like your favorite art and create your own gallery
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     Visitor Information

    Admission is free.


    The Schumacher Gallery will be open Monday - Friday, 12 - 3 pm and Saturday, 1 - 4 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.