The figural work of Juliellen Byrne is narrative, but also enchanting, warming, disturbing, and questioning; in essence, it is the state of being human. “The notion of narrative has always been of interest to me. Clay has the capacity to render a godlike power in details and makes it possible for me to tell stories […]
Through history, film photography has left an enormous impact on art and journalism. As the technology of photography developed, its impact became greater, and even though we are living in a digital age, its relevance continues today. This exhibition explores the technology and history of film photography. The exhibition includes cameras from the late 1800’s […]
This exhibition highlights the work of Ron Isaacs, a master craftsman whose woodwork resembles clothing, leaves, branches, and flowers- however, it all starts with birch plywood. Trompe L’oeil is a term meaning, “a trick of the eye”, and what is in the gallery will certainly give reason for a second look. Also included are the […]
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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’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, 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 […]