Galleries, Museums & Collections

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to a diverse group of galleries, museums, collections and libraries showcasing everything from dynamic new works of art, ancient archaeological finds and insect collections to vast music recordings, theatre costumes and playbills.

Hopkins Hall Gallery

Located in the heart of Ohio State's campus within the Arts District, 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 throughout the year that inspire collaboration, discussion and growth among the university community.

Urban Arts Space

Located in the heart of downtown Columbus in a historic building, Urban Arts Space functions as an arts laboratory for artists and serves as a professional launching pad for Ohio State students. It provides a venue for reciprocal learning for students, faculty and staff and the surrounding community by hosting exhibitions, performances, educational programs and lectures. 

Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art

The Huntington Archive represents 40 years of field documentation photography by the Professors John and Susan Huntington.

Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute

The Theatre Research institute (TRI) serves as an archive for performers, playwrights, choreographers, designers, producing organizations, and theatre and dance companies, among others, and advances the study and inspiration of the performing arts.

Museum of Classical Archaeology

MOCA is located in Dulles Hall and is a cooperative undertaking of the Departments of Classics, History and History of Art.

Museum of Biological Diversity

The Museum of Biological Diversity (MBD) comprises the biological specimen collections at Ohio State and is open to the public one Saturday in February each year.

Orton Geological Museum

Located in Orton Hall on the south edge of the Oval, the museum is open weekdays and has a wide collection of fossils, minerals and rocks from Ohio and around the world.

Music and Dance Library

Permanently located in the 18th Avenue Library, the Music and Dance Library holds approximately 80,000 disc and tape recordings, 130,000 books and scores, 12,000 serials, 5,600 microfilms and a large collection of DVD and VHS videos.

Visual Resources Library

The Visual Resources Library (VRL) is a continuously expanding collection of online digital media resources representing world art, archaeology and architecture from prehistoric periods to the present. The collection also includes the Jack Balcer Image Archive.

Other Galleries Around Campus

Thompson Library

Thompson Library Gallery, exhibits from the Libraries' special collections.

Hale Black Cultural Center Gallery

Hale Black Cultural Center Gallery is 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’s artwork illustrates the Black experience through nationally-recognized artists.

Bricker Hall Gallery

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

Faculty Club Gallery

The Faculty Club Gallery highlights some of the finest artists in the country, all with ties to Ohio State.