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Lisa McLymont: Signs of Life Within the Substratum

January 31 - March 18, 2023

Described as “Earth Works on Canvas”, this exhibition of new works by multi-disciplinary artist Lisa McLymont celebrates and explores Ohio landscapes and rich history, and honors the history the earth holds; the works reflect a stratum of cultures, with each culture leaving implements and marks in and on the earth for the next culture to […]

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Art of the Ancients: Wertz Collection

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The Wertz Gallery and its “Art of the Ancients” collection, the magnificent gift of Madeline Wertz in honor of her husband and his father, is an invaluable attraction to museum visitors of all ages. Over 10,000 objects from the Adena and Hopewell cultures, as well as earlier indigenous populations, are on view in the permanent […]

Clarence Holbrook Carter

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Clarence Holbrook Carter’s paintings are in major museum collections throughout the country, but the largest single concentration of them, covering every aspect of his artistic development and including a trove of masterworks in oil and watercolor, are housed at the Southern Ohio Museum in his hometown of Portsmouth.  The abundance of Carters allows a healthy […]

The Carl Ackerman Collection of Historic Photographs

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The Carl Ackerman Collection, with more than 10,000 historic local photographs, is an endless resource for thematic exhibitions in the Burton Room and other galleries. Cataloguing of the collection is ongoing, but more than 6300 images have already been digitized for direct public access. For researchers of local history, museum staff may be able to […]

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