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 proposed renovations to the Faculty Club's patio overlooking Mirror Lake.

      If you are interested in making a donation to this year's auction, please click here to obtain our donor consignment form. Our letter to prospective donors may be viewed here.

      For general information about the auction, 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.


      April Sunami

      Matter and Spirit
      April Sunami's mixed media paintings are rich with texture and embellishment and present images of African-American women as strong and sacred. Her works include classical painting techniques along with a collage of materials including
      paper, fabric, beads, found objects, glass, shells and mirror.  

      Exhibit Dates October 29, 2018 to December 14, 2018
      Opening Reception Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 to 8:00 pm

      To read the press release about the April Sunami's solo exhibit, click here



  • What's Coming Next

    • 2018
      Catherine Bell Smith

      Paula Rubinstein

      Dave Terry

      Ron Mlicki

      Audrey Hackman

      April Sunami

      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