Out of an abundance of caution, the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OAC Riffe Gallery has an extensive offering of digital art archives both on our website and our social media pages. Recordings of past artist talks and exhibition tours are available at any time on our Facebook  page.

OAC RIFFE GALLERY:
OHIO DIASPORA: ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER AND OHIO ARTISTS

 

 
This brief video gives viewers a taste of some of the artwork and stories shared in Ohio Diaspora: Art from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. To see all the work in the show and to digitally explore the exhibition in full, visit our virtual gallery below.
 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery presents Ohio Diaspora: Art from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center educates the public about African American history and culture, from African origins to the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting material evidence of the Black experience. The exhibition was curated by Rosa Rojas. 

Featured artists include Tracy Ameen (Chagrin Falls), Ron Anderson (Columbus), Talle Bamazi (Columbus), Queen Brooks (Columbus), Johnny Coleman (Oberlin), Bing Davis (Dayton), Joe F. Howard (Columbus), Morris T. Howard (Dayton), Jimi Jones (Cincinnati), Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi (West Chester), Lisa McLymont (Columbus), Faith Moore (Columbus), James A. Padgett (Wilberforce), Bruce Robinson (Columbus), April Sunami (Columbus), Tariq Tarey (New Albany), and Shirley Tucker (Dayton).

 

All Riffe Gallery events have been postponed until further notice.

 

ABOUT THE OAC RIFFE GALLERY
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries.

The OAC Riffe Gallery is committed to accessibility. For more information, click here

The gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

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ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov

 

For more images from current, upcoming, and past exhibitions, visit the OAC's Riffe Gallery Flickr. For more information about past exhibitionsvisit our exhibitions archive page

Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018

Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.

 

IN THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY

Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018

Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.



Contact
riffegallery@oac.ohio.gov
614-644-9624

Riffe Gallery Hours:
Subject to change, please call or check online to verify.
Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and on all state holidays.
 

Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414


 

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