AU Coburn Gallery Exhibition to Feature Artwork from Myers Collection

AU Coburn Gallery Exhibition to Feature Artwork from Myers Collection

1/16/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an exhibition titled “Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection” that will feature a selection of artwork from the Myers Collection curated by AU Associate Professor Dr. Wendy Schaller.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public and the exhibition runs through Feb. 23, 2019.

The 17 historical paintings featured in the exhibition, “Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection,” span a period of 500 years of art historical development representing the styles of a number of important schools and geographic locations both European and American.

The works selected demonstrate the broad scope of Ashland University’s collection and include Christian subjects, historical scenes, genre scenes, landscapes, portraits and animal paintings. While four of the works on display were previously exhibited together at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in 1941 (“Loan Exhibition of Paintings Selected from the John C. Myers Collection”), this particular selection of paintings has never before been exhibited together. The university’s collection has significant educational value and this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to share these fascinating paintings with the broader university population and Ashland community.

For more information about the exhibition, contact the Coburn Gallery at 419.289.5652 or

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###