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.

  • Now Open:

    September 6 - December 9, 2022 

    The Ohio Plein Air Society 
    Please note: The gallery is closed October 13-16 for midterm break and November 23-27 for Thanksgiving.


    The passion for art and nature is alive and well in Ohio. This juried exhibition of the Ohio Plein Air Society represents artists who work in a variety of media and styles as they explore the diversity and immediacy of painting outdoors.

    Reception: Thursday, September 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Selections from The Schumacher Gallery's Newest Acquisitions (Showcase Gallery)

    New Acquisitions
    This exhibition highlights some recent donations of photographs, paintings, and sculptures to The Schumacher Gallery. These works will add to the continued rich diversity of the museum’s permanent collections.

    January 16 - April 1, 2023

    Dignity: Tribes in Transition, Photographs by Dana Gluckstein
    Please note: The gallery is closed March 4 - 12 for midterm break.


    This stunning exhibition features sixty photographs of Indigenous Peoples by internationally acclaimed artist Dana Gluckstein. Through these black and white portraits spanning three decades, Gluckstein captures the fleeting moment in time when traditional and contemporary cultures collide, and masterfully distills the universality of the human experience while never sacrificing the dignity of the individual. Incorporating the perspectives of Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation, DIGNITY invites visitors to explore issues such as diversity, social justice, environmental stewardship and our global interconnectedness.

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

    ...of Black Skin

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    Finding black skin as subject matter in fine art museums is hard to come by, especially in Columbus. Most representations are paintings of slavery, modern day poverty, or old racist imagery shown as educational materials. Artists like Kehinde Wiley and Mickalene Thomas are a rare commodity in portraiture that celebrates the beauty and pride of black culture. This exhibition of local artists collaborated to take the next step in giving enduring examples of the beauty of black skin.


    April 12 - April 26, 2023

    Capital University's Student Showcase
    This multimedia exhibition showcases a variety of works created by the students of Capital University.

    Student Showcase

    What Were You Wearing? Sexual Assault Education and Prevention (Showcase Gallery) 
    Please note: The gallery is closed April 14 - 18 for Easter break.

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    This exhibit features narratives and re-creations of outfits based on experiences answering this frequently asked question of survivors. This event occurs yearly during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please join us to unlearn one of our culture's most prevalent rape myths.

    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
    Download the Schumacher Gallery App today!



    Visitor Information


    The Schumacher Gallery will be open Monday - Friday, 12 - 4 pm and Saturday, 1 - 4:30 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.