Art Within the Club

The Faculty Club has an incredible history of compiling and displaying some of the finest art exhibits Columbus has to offer.

The current art program has been in existence for almost twenty years and throughout the past two decades our program has highlighted some of the finest artists in the country, all with ties to Ohio State. Managed by our art curator, Lisa Craig Morton this unique opportunity is one of a kind for the campus community to enjoy masterpieces compiled by our very own!
The art program is comprised of three major components: rotating current exhibits in the main first floor hallway and member’s lounge, The Ohio State Photographic Society, which has a long standing tradition of displaying their photographs in the second floor hallway, and a permanent collection of historic works displayed throughout a variety of public spaces in the club.

The art program’s mission is to enhance the club’s space with distinctive artwork and to support the Ohio State and local art communities. For more information about the Faculty Club art program, please contact Art Coordinator, Lisa Craig Morton, at 614-292-2262 or & click on each of the headings below.

  • Annual Art Auction


      The art auction will consist of both silent and live auctions.  The preview and silent auction will start at 6 p.m.  The live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.  Both auctions will be free to the public and held at the Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Drive on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.  The event will benefit the restoration of the Faculty Club's 1923 Steinway Baby Grand Piano.

      Save the date!  Our next auction will be Friday, March 10, 2017.  If you are interested in making a donation to this year's auction, please click here to read our donor's letter and click here to access a consignment form. 

      For general information about the auction, please click here
       to read our full press release.

  • What's Here Now
    • These exhibits are changed six times throughout the calendar year and consist of the work of local and regional artists with ties to The Ohio State University. Past exhibitions have shown a wide variety of styles from abstract to representational and a wide variety of mediums from oil and water media paintings to print-making, fiber arts, ceramics and glass. The majority of works in current exhibits are available for sale through the club’s main office. Each exhibition is introduced with an opening reception hosted by the club and the featured artist.


      Lisa M. McLymont

      Universe Tribe

      Paintings of varied mixtures of neo-color pastel, watercolor, graphite,
      acrylic, silver and copper gilt, hope and love.

      Exhibit Dates March 15, 2017 to May12, 2017
      Friday, March 24, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      To read the press release about the Lisa M. McLymont exhibit, click here.
      To read Columbus Alive's review of our current exhibit, click here.
      To read The Lantern's review of our current exhibit, click here.
      To view a price list for the works in our current exhibit, click here.

      Discovering New Life in Hope

      Wears Glasses, Makes Passes
      The Peace in Smiles

  • What's Coming Next
    • 2017

      Stephanie Rond
      Paintings and Art Installation
      Opening Reception Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

      Ruth Gless
      Oil Paintings
      Opening Reception Friday, July 14, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

      Todd Camp
      Abstract Expressionist Paintings
      Opening Reception Friday, September 8, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

      Mark Ramsey
      Watercolor Paintings
      Opening Reception Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

      Please note that scheduled artists as well as dates and times of all exhibitions are subject to change.


  • How to Apply
  • Permanent Collection
    • The Faculty Club maintains an impressive collection that includes various historic works that are owned by the club, on loan from the University archives or a part of private collections. and displayed throughout the club.  The pieces within the Club include a number of historic fine arts treasures from artists like George Bellows, Ralph Fanning, Joseph Russell Taylor, James Hopkins, Irwin Frey and contemporary artist Dion Johnson.
      Click on each of the images below to enlarge them.
          On Loan
      Springfield Museum
      of Art through
      January 2016 
              On Loan
      Springfield Museum 
      of Art through 
      January 2016