Upcoming Exhibitions

The Power of Objects . Collection of Maureen Cadogan

February 23 - March 27, 2024

African beliefs include the concept that objects have power, a power to affect change, change in the lives of those who come in contact with them. Local collector, Maureen Cadogan, has preserved the history of the journey of the African American people through objects and images, archiving objects that reflect the experiences of people from […]

2024 Cream of the Crop Entry Form

April 26 - June 20

The Southern Ohio Museum is pleased to invite area artists to participate in the summer exhibition entitled Cream of the Crop 2024. This is the twentieth 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. Eligibility Cream of […]

The Ceramic Figures of Juliellen Byrne

November 19 - January 26, 2024

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 […]

Emulsion: Film Photography in the Pre- and Post- Digital Age

In the Richards Gallery

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 […]

Xylem: A Branch of the Permanent Collection

In the Sara Johnson Gallery, through Fall, 2023

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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