Past Exhibits

Images of Steel in Portsmouth & New Boston: The 1920s and ‘30s

January 29 through March 26

An Ackerman Collection Exhibition

The Portsmouth Steel Works employed some 5,000 workers who toiled at ovens and furnaces, making products for worldwide markets. These images document the scale of operations at the time of the 1936 strike, which left one dead, others injured, made national headlines, and contributed to the unionization of American industry. Exhibit curated by Andrew Feight, Ph.D.

The Space Between: The Work of Clara Crockett and Alan Crockett

When two people co-exist, living and working side by side, there exists between them a space. This space, much like the interval between objects oriented in close proximity, contains a spark, a charge, where a world of possibility awaits. Some call it spatial tension, where an invisible force attracts objects that are so close, yet […]

Preserved: Barbara Vogel

Memories are the hardest to hold onto; edges become fuzzy, details fade. We are left with the essence of the spirit, the feeling of the day or the space. The work of Barbara Vogel encapsulates what that is- what is preserved in our mind’s eye when what we are left with is the memory. Click […]

Best of 2015 Craft Exhibition

July 21 through September 4

On Display in the Kricker Gallery

Fine craft is part of the American aesthetic tradition. This annual juried exhibition, organized by the Ohio Craft Musuem, showcases the best of crafts being produced across the country today. From woodworking, to ceramics, quilting, jewelry and more, every work is impeccably made and reflects today’s influences on age old crafts.

The Melting Pot: Cultural Fusions

July 21 through September 4

On Display in the Richards and Mehser Gallery

Working on classically wheel made and wood fired forms, Nayson McIlhargey draws upon motifs from centuries old ceramics to embellish his vessels. From large urns to small bowls, these ceramic works echo worlds gone by, yet resonate with a contemporary feel. Exhibition reception will be Sunday July 26, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Artist Naysan McIlhargey will […]

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