The Arts of Ohio Galleries

In December 2013 the ZMA opened the Arts of Ohio Galleries featuring works from the permanent collection and significant loans illustrating the art, history, and culture of the Buckeye state. Themes emerge in this chronological installation including the development and expansion of transportation and manufacturing during the American Civil War, unprecedented growth during the Industrial Revolution, new developments in art and propaganda during World War I, and the dynamic social and cultural changes leading to modernism. An outstanding selection of paintings, photographs, prints, and decorative arts illustrate how industry, social values, and artistic climates in Ohio have changed over time.

The Arts of Ohio Galleries are made possible with generous grants from the Ohio Humanities Council and the Ohio Arts Council. We also thank Dr. Mark Bassett, Dr. Kevin Kern, and Dr. Gregory Wilson for their expertise, research, and thoughtfulness while preparing and presenting this exhibition.