Schumacher Gallery | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Thank you for your interest in the Schumacher Gallery. For the near future, will be cancelling this year’s events as a proactive measure towards the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to thank ALL of our patrons for your continued support. Please keep up to date on the University's response to the COVID-19 outbreak here.

    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


    January 20 – March 21
    Lake Erie: Life on the Edge
    Photographs by Linda Butler 

    The photographs in the exhibition take the viewer on the 900-mile perimeter journey around the lake. Although Lake Erie’s volume is just 1/46 of the other Great Lakes, its warm and shallow waters produce more life than all the other lakes combined. Through aerial images, one is able to engage the lake as a whole, examining antiquated industry as well as new energy resources. The ground-level shots display the natural habitats, the juxtaposition between industry and recreation, and the plethora of people and wildlife.

    Reception: Thursday, January 23, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    (Please note: The gallery is closed February 22 - March 1 for mid-term break.)

    The Silence of Snow
    Michael Bush, abstract Artist


    I have always been fascinated with the quiet that fresh falling show can provide in a city so busy and full of life. When light, fluffy snow accumulates on the ground, it acts as an absorber, dampening sound waves much like commercial products. It is somehow relaxing and terrifying at the same time. The show Silence of Snow is a continuation of work created around the four seasons.  The first show, In Bloom, was based on Spring and the creation that the nature brings in that time of year. Silence of Snow is the antithesis of In Bloom, as it focuses on the reset for nature that Winter creates.  I started by creating abstract backgrounds in blues, green and reds. Then, using white acrylic paint to cover certain sections, I am attempting to mimic the limiting the view Snow can create to the landscape surrounding us. Thank you to the Greater Columbus Arts Council for the Artist in the Community Grant that was used to create this body of work.

    Michael Bush, born in 1975 in Gary, Indiana, and now resides Columbus, OH, is a self-taught abstract artist, Michael works out of 400 W Rich Street studios in Franklinton. Michael has participated in many juried shows in Columbus including the Ohio State Fair professional division, Art for Life and the Columbus bicentennial. Michael served as the former art director for Union Bar and Food, where he curated bi-monthly art shows. Michael recently started his second term as a board member of the Franklinton Arts District, where in his first term served as the artist coordinator and lead juror for the

    April 2 – April 21
    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.