Museums and Galleries

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Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center

Bricker Hall Lobby Area

First and second floors, Bricker Hall. Features university collections, artifacts, and the work of university artists, sculptors, and artisans.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Located in Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum houses the world’s largest collection of comic strip tear sheets and clippings. It also is home to unique, original art and manuscript materials. For museum hours and more visit

Faculty Club Exhibits

Located in the Faculty Club. Exhibitions featuring the selected artwork and collections of the faculty, staff and alumni of the university. All art exhibitions are open to the public. For hours and information, please contact the club at 614-292-2262.

Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center

Located in Hale Hall. One of the largest Black art collections in the United States and recognized by the Association of Black Culture Centers as one of the top five in the country, the Hale Center features a changing gallery of African American artists.

Historic Costume and Textiles Collection

Geraldine Schottenstein Wing, 175 Campbell Hall. Features an extensive collection of historic clothing and accessories. Gallery hours can be found at the website. Phone: (614) 292-3090.

Jack Nicklaus Museum

Next to the Schottenstein Center at 2355 Olentangy River Road. A 24,000 square-foot educational and historical facility on the history of golf and the career of Jack Nicklaus. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10.00 Students $5.00 (valid ID required). Phone: (614) 247-5959. (map)

Historic Costume and Textiles Collection

Jerome Lawerence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute

The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute serves as an archive for performers, playwrights, choreographers, designers, producing organizations, and theatre and dance companies, among others, and advances the study of the performing arts. The institute is housed in Thompson Library.

Museum of Classical Archaeology

The museum is operated cooperatively between the Departments of Classics; History; and History of Art. It is located in room 028 Dulles Hall.

Orton Geological Museum

Orton Hall. Rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, minerals, crystals, dinosaurs. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: (614) 292-6896.

Hopkins Hall Gallery

Located at 128 North Oval Mall in the heart of Ohio State's Main Campus, Hopkins Hall Gallery showcases the work of students, faculty, and established artists. Surrounded by walls of glass and natural light, this venue presents a diverse array of exhibitions that inspire collaboration, discussion, and growth among the university community.

Thompson Library Gallery

Located on the main floor of Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall.

University Museum

Located off the lobby of University Hall. Showcases contain many university artifacts and memorabilia. Open during regular university business hours.

Wexner Center for the Arts

Urban Arts Space

The Urban Arts Space serves as the storefront for student and faculty work downtown, in the historic Lazarus Building, connecting the campus community with a revitalized downtown community.

Wexner Center for the Arts

Newly renovated multidisciplinary contemporary arts center features exhibitions, film, music, dance, and theater performances. Bookshop and café on premises. For hours and more information, call 292-3535. (map)