Museums and Galleries

Spend an hour or a whole afternoon visiting one of Miami's unique museums or galleries. You'll find that there's something for everyone!


The Miami University Art Museum has an energetic schedule of historic and contemporary exhibitions in its triangular galleries. In addition to the exhibitions that draw from other museums throughout the world, the museum houses a growing permanent collection of approximately 17,000 artworks.

The William Holmes McGuffey House and Museum is the second oldest building on the campus of Miami University. Dedicated to the education of students in the greater community, the Museum presents an accurate historical representation of several periods of history ranging from the 1830s to the 1880s.

King Library houses The Walter Havighurst Special Collections, containing over 82,000 volumes of historical and literary interest. In addition, the Library hosts three archives: the Miami University Archives; the Western College Memorial Archives; and the Oxford College Archives.

The Karl E. Limper Geology Museum, located in Shideler Hall, houses numerous displays of quality geological specimens, including hundreds of the world-famous fossils of Southwestern Ohio as well as minerals, rocks, fossils, and meteorites from all over the world.

The Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History, located in Upham Hall, seeks to increase visitors' knowledge of animal natural history and the importance of animal biodiversity, conservation and ecology.


The Alumni Hall Cage Gallery showcases student and faculty work, highlights on and off campus educational experiences, and exhibits the work of prominent architects, designers, and scholars—often in conjunction with the departmental lecture series.

The Hiestand Galleries in Hiestand Hall function as visual laboratories that extend the classroom by providing exhibition opportunities for projects and studio work as well as professional guest artists.