Past Exhibits

The Eloquent Object: Works by Ray Kleinlein and Jennifer Holt

August 27, 2016 to November 4, 2016

An exhibition that invites us to see everyday objects in fascinating ways!

TWO ARTISTS RETURN TO THEIR OHIO ROOTS! Tennessee painter Ray Kleinlein and Arizona ceramic sculptor Jennifer Holt explore the world of the commonplace. What we normally overlook becomes paramount as we discover the beauty of the everyday objects around us. Kleinlein’s realistic paintings are lush and rich. He renders towels you can reach for, a […]

Cream of the Crop 2016

June 11, 2016 to August 12, 2016

The Southern Ohio Museum is pleased to invite area artists to participate in the summer exhibition entitled Cream of the Crop 2016. This is the fifteenth biennial juried exhibition of works by artists living and working within an 85 mile radius of Portsmouth and an exciting showcase for the finest art in the region. There […]

Moving Toward the Light: Watercolors by Joseph Raffael

Opening April 15, 2016

  Since Joseph Raffael’s move to France from California, almost 30 years ago, the artist has focused exclusively on watercolor, using it in ways unique to him, working wet into wet, as if he were painting in oil. Serendipitous events occur as the paint flows fluidly through what Robert Hughes, the former Times magazine critic, […]

Elijah Pierce’s Woodcarvings: Salvation and Community

January 29, 2016 to March 26, 2016

Curated by: John F. Moe, Ph.D. Department of English, The Ohio State University The title of this exhibit, “Troubling the Waters”, illustrates one focus of Elijah Pierce’s art work. Mr. Pierce, as nearly everyone called him, believed that people had a moral responsibility to actively work toward making a better world.  In the course of […]

Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio

January 29 through March 26

The egg symbolizes life and plays a part in both Jewish and Christian religious holidays in springtime, be it the roasted egg on a Passover Seder plate, or the Easter egg acting as a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave. The decorated ostrich eggs in the gallery are the vision of collector Charles Bluestone. Moved […]

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