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Galleries open Aug 22-Dec 15, 2023

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM, Saturday 12-5 PM, and Second Wednesdays 10 AM-8 PM​

Charles M Messer Leica Camera CollectionThe Charles M. Messer Leica Camera Collection


Goodyear Gallery Niche

Between 1970 and 1978, Charles M. Messer of Cincinnati's Messer Construction Company donated his personal collection of German produced Leica brand cameras. Totaling more than 1,200 pieces, this is the largest privately assembled collection of Leica cameras, accessories and literature in the US. A small sampling of the collection is made available to highlight innovative advances in photographic technology from the mid-1920s through the late 1970s. More about the Leica collection »

Art History @ a GlanceArt History at a Glance

Ongoing & Online

Goodyear Gallery (4)

Pulling from the Art Museum's collection of prints, paintings, photography, sculpture and furniture this exhibition provides a brief history of European and American art from the late 1400s through mid-1900s. Noted artists include Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, John James Audubon, Honoré Daumier, James A. M. Whistler, Käthe Kollwitz, Marc Chagall, Hans Hofmann, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Elizabeth Catlett, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Global PerspectivesGlobal Perspectives


Global Perspectives Exhibition (Webster Gallery 5)

Works from non-European and non-American cultures in this gallery explore world cultures from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian South America, Japan, China and India. This gallery provides a cross section of 2-D and 3-D works that express religious, social and cultural values of ancient civilizations along with some traditions that continue to this day. Recently reinstalled, the reorganized and enhanced gallery contains twice the number of cultural representations as previously displayed. These include African, Indian, Iranian, and Native American.