June 1, 2023

The Amateur Veteran Painter: Harry Edwards and History Remember

Reflections on a painting by an amateur painter, and Vietnam veteran, and the connections we make between art, history and our community.

February 10, 2023

Celebrating Ohio’s Jazz Icons during Black History Month

By Jack Marchbanks Ohio is well known as the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, located in Cleveland. Buckeye State-born recording artists such as Bobby Womack, the Isley Brothers, the Ohio Players, Rick Derringer, Johnny Paycheck, Vince Gill, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, have topped […]

October 8, 2021

Restoring a Sense of Wonder

“I fell in love with every bird I met and everything they did. Their world, my world, was all new. I swooned to kinglets, warblers, tanagers...

September 21, 2021

Art of SOUL! Opens September 25

August 23, 2021

Ohio Artist Sala Bosworth

Learn more about Ohio artist Sala Bosworth and the exhibit at The Dawes Arboretum from Historian and Exhibit Curator Leslie Wagner.

June 4, 2021

Queering Family Values

As we honor Pride throughout the month of June, we share this post from queer artist Charmaine Renee about their most recent project

February 22, 2021

The Fight for Liberty and Justice

During Jan and Feb 2021, we will be featuring guest bloggers whose artwork ison display outside the Ohio History Center in Columbus.

February 2, 2021

New Peace 2020

During Jan and Feb 2021, we will be featuring bloggers whose artwork is on display outside Ohio History Center. Their art is part of a city exhibit titled "Deliver Black Dreams."

March 4, 2020

The Bulan Tujoh Festival

Lauren Nowakowski shares her latest exciting discovery

June 8, 2017

When Art Meets Army: The Dangerous Propaganda of World War II

If we examine the experiences of just a few Ohioans during World War II, we can see that wartime political artworks exaggerated and dangerous stereotypes about Japanese Americans.