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The Schumacher Gallery's Permanent
Collections offer a wonderfully diverse selection of more than 2500
works for study and enjoyment. These collections encompass 2000 years of
cultural history. Since the Gallery's inception in 1964, hundreds of
donors have provided objects of art, funds, and services to create this
important cultural legacy.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip: Photographs
by Robert Landau
September 8 –October 16
From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, over-sized,
one-of-a-kind, hand-painted wooden panels loomed over LA’s most iconic
boulevard – the Sunset Strip. Often adapted from edgy album cover art, the rock
'n' roll billboards brought a new, raw energy to the L.A. urban landscape,
transforming the Strip into a veritable drive-thru art gallery. Everyone in the
world of classic rock – from The Beatles and Bowie to Led Zeppelin and Zappa –
was represented. And Robert Landau, still in his teens, was right there
shooting his first pictures, documenting this unique and rarely seen period in
the history of rock 'n' roll. The
exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles,
The exhibition was
organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
Reception: Friday, September 12, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The French Connection: Midwestern Modernist Women
October 27 – December 5
the early 20th century, Paris had become a magnet for artists everywhere. This
exhibition, organized with Keny Galleries, focuses on female artists from the
Midwest who left wartime France in 1914 to unite in the old seaport art
colonies of Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts. There, impassioned by their
European experience and their interest in French Modernism, they formed a
remarkably creative circle. Artists such
as Edna Hopkins, Ethel Mars, Maud Squire and Blanche Lazzell experimented with
innovations in printmaking. Others, including Jane Peterson, Alice Schille and
Marguerite Zorach, explored watercolors. The aesthetic fermentation that
developed within this group of artists led to a new freedom of expression and a
unique outpouring of creative energy.
Reception: Friday, November 14, 5:00
– 7:30 p.m.
(Please note: The gallery is closed
November 26 – 30 for Thanksgiving.)
Capturing Camelot: Stanley
Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys
January 19 – March 25
When John F. Kennedy was elected to the White
House in November 1960, the American people embarked on a journey of 1,000 days into a
mythical world that former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy would recall as
Camelot. Photojournalist Stanley Tretick, who was given extensive access to the
White House, captured images that evoked the youth, vigor and glamour of the
Kennedy era. Photographs he took of the president relaxing with his children
lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his
popularity. Capturing Camelot reflects the
magic of an era that continues to inspire affection and nostalgia. Copyright,
Estate of Stanley Tretick LLC.
Friday, January 30, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
note: The gallery is closed February 21 – March 1 for mid-term break.)
Capital University’s Student Art Exhibition
April 6 – April 21
This multimedia juried exhibition showcases a variety of works created by the students of Capital University.Reception: Friday, April 10, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
The Schumacher Gallery will be open Monday - Saturday, 1 - 5 pm during the academic year. We are closed during the summer and on university holidays.
The Gallery is located on the fourth floor of The Blackmore Library at Capital University.
Driving Directions (courtesy of Google Maps)
Parking is available on the Main Street Plaza parking at Pleasant Ridge and Mound Street - one block south of Main - and on Main St. until 4 pm, or on any of the surrounding side streets.
Contact David Gentilini by phone or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Schumacher Gallery is handicapped accessible. Handicapped accessible parking is available in the garage attached to Blackmore Library.