Schumacher Gallery

  • 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.

  • Exhibition Schedule

    2014 - 2015


    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, CA.

    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

    By 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.

    Reception: Friday, January 30, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.  

    (Please 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.


    Visitor Information

     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.

    Directions and Parking

    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 Information

    Contact David Gentilini by phone or email.


    The Schumacher Gallery is handicapped accessible. Handicapped accessible parking is available in the garage attached to Blackmore Library.