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.

  • Exhibition Schedule


    Out of Exile Exhibit Photos
    September 4 –December 1
    Fred Stein: Out of Exile, A Refugee’s Response to Fascism

    Fred Stein fled Nazi Germany and reinvented himself as a photographer in 1930s Paris. Later fleeing again to New York, he lived with a group of refugees and became one of the pioneers of street photography. This exhibition encompasses 70 photographs that compare the formalism and humanism of Stein’s unique style, giving a deeper understanding of his approach. This exhibition is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

    Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    (Please note: The gallery is closed November 21 - 25 for Thanksgiving.)

    September 4 –December 1
    Pietro Montana (Showcase Gallery)

    Italian-American Pietro Montana is widely known for his iconic religious sculptures and spiritual storytelling. These original works were donated to The Schumacher Gallery by the artist himself and have been rarely seen as a full collection.

    January 21 – March 30
    Edward S. Curtis: Beauty, Heart, and Spirit

    This exhibition features an extraordinary selection of vintage photographs by Edward S. Curtis, which highlights both iconic and previously little-known images, many of which are printed in Curtis’ most compelling and rare processes. The prints are among the finest examples that exist and, in some cases, are the only known example of an image. Every style, subject matter, cultural/geographic area, and medium Curtis worked in will be included. The collection from which this exhibition is drawn comprises over 3,000 vintage Curtis photographs and related objects and is widely recognized as the world’s definitive Curtis Collection. This exhibition has been organized by Christopher Cardozo Fine Art, Minneapolis, in collaboration with The Schumacher Gallery.

    Reception: Thursday, January 24, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    (Please note: The gallery is closed February 23 - March 3 for mid-term break.)

    January 21 – March 30
    Something Has Been Revealed: Photographs from San Andres Chicauaxtla Oaxaca, Mexico, circa 1972 (Showcase Gallery)

    In the early 1970s, Christopher Cardozo lived and photographed in an extremely isolated Trique Indian village at the very ridge of the Sierra Madres in Southern Mexico.

    During this six-month period, Cardozo made over 4,000 negatives, created film footage, collected textiles, and made sound recordings. These photographs reflect Cardozo’s experience and his understanding and interpretation of this cultural/linguistic island.

    April 11 – April 4
    Capital University’s Student Showcase

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

    Visitor Information

    Admission is free.


    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.


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