Past Exhibits

Click!: 100 Years of Film Cameras

May 19 through July 3

On Display in the Richards and Mehser Galleries

In 2014, the Museum received a gift of film cameras that span the years 1897-1997- a century of changing technology, industrial design, and photographic needs. This collection of over one hundred film cameras, lenses, and other ephemera, was collection and donated by Bob and Judy Schmank in memory of his uncle John Walter, who first […]

From River to Lake: A Century of Ohio Watercolor

May 1 through June 27

Watercolor is a medium that artists have employed not only to complete finished paintings, but also to sketch ideas, to work out compositions, to save a moment in time. Watercolor is a flexible medium that can be many things to many artists. The paintings in this exhibition are as varied as the State itself, from […]

On the Shoulders of Ancestors: The Work of Willis Bing Davis

February 7 - April 11 2015

On Display in the Richards and Mehser Galleries

Working in paint, pastel, ceramics, and mixed media, Willis Bing Davis is inspired by, and draws upon his rich African heritage, creating contemporary works that reflect his ancestral past. An alumnus of DePauw University and a former faculty member, Mr. Davis has exhibited work at venues including the Studio Museum of Harlem, American Craft Museum, […]

In Touch with the Spirit

February 7 - April 11, 2015

Selections from the Southern University of New Orleans Collection of African Art

This exhibition showcases the art and artifacts from sub-Saharan Africa: masks, beadwork, wood carvings, ceramics, metal work, personal adornments and more. Be captivated by the movement, craftsmanship, and personal connection each piece holds in this rare exhibition.

Celebrating Portsmouth’s Bicentennial: A Legacy in Photographs

November 7 - January 15

On Display in the Richards and Mehser Galleries

Portsmouth’s rich history is documented in the Ackerman Collection of historic photographs. See the people, places and events that define our history as we celebrate our bicentennial. Curated by Andrew Feight, Ph.D. Associate Professor of American & Digital History, Shawnee State University.

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