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:

    January 17 - April 9, 2022 - When Nature Speaks

        Bowen          LaValley

    This exhibition celebrates the decades-long friendship of painters Karen LaValley and Kirsten Bowen. Both influenced by the allure of nature’s beauty, these artists pass down generations of influences in their craft. Drawing upon her father’s love of writing and reciting poetry, Bowen incorporates prose in the texture of her paintings. Her thickly painted scenes are often a means of collaboration, borrowing and elevating the work of independent writings. A child of dancers, LaValley paints energetic landscapes that emote joy and excitement influenced by her youth spent in her family’s dance school. She is often seen painting plein air in the open spaces near her Columbus home and brings her gardens to the gallery walls with whimsy and expertise.

    Reception: Thursday, January 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    January 17 - April 26, 2022 - Kandinsky Sketchbook at NOW Music Festival 

    In conjunction with the Conservatory of Music 2022 NOW Music Festival, the gallery will host a multimedia event featuring sketches from Wassily Kandinsky’s Sketchbook that are accompanied by electronic music of juried student-composers. The exhibition will encompass multiple video devices throughout the entire floor of the museum space and will continue throughout the entire second semester.

    Concert and reception: Tuesday, February 15

    Additional details click here


    January 17 - April 26, 2022 - What Were You Wearing? Sexual Assault Education and Prevention (Showcase Gallery)

    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.