Museums

Art Museum: 801 S. Patterson Ave., 513-529-2232

The angular limestone and glass Art Museum, designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, houses the university’s permanent collection of more than 16,000 art objects from all parts of the world by internationally known artists. Rotating exhibitions, public lectures, gallery talks, performances, and other special events are offered throughout the year. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Internships and independent studies are available through several academic departments. You can also volunteer to assist with events and activities at the museum.

William Holmes McGuffey Museum: 401 E. Spring St., 513-529-8380

William Holmes McGuffey compiled the first four volumes of the Eclectic Readers while a Miami faculty member from 1826 to 1836. His National Historic Landmark house serves as a teaching museum for University and regional history, nineteenth-century domestic architecture and material culture, personal items of the McGuffey family, a rare collection of McGuffey Readers, and for the history of literacy, reading and schooling.

Science Museums include:

Karl E. Limper Geology Museum, 8 Shideler Hall, 513-529-3220

Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, 79 Upham Hall, 513-529-2755

Robert A. Hefner Zoology Museum, 100 Upham Hall, 513-529-4617

Western College Museum: Patterson Place, Patterson Ave., 513-529-4400

Western College Museum houses a permanent collection of paintings, silver, and furnishings. Patterson Place, located on the northwest corner of the Western College for Women Historic District, also serves as the office for Western College Alumnae Association, Inc.

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