Terhune Art Gallery

(567) 661-7956

Important Notice

In response to COVID-19, the art gallery will have appointment only hours and every exhibition will be available to view online. Please view our Terhune Reopening Guide for more information on our new practices and procedures that prioritize the health and safety of our guests.

Big Read Exhibit: Hiding in Plain Sight . . . Poverty

February 5-April 2
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5 (livestreamed only 6-7 p.m.)

Two exhibitions on display!

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 The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery has created an exhibition based on our Big Read book, “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth” written by Sarah Smarsh. It is about a woman who grew up in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s. The focus of her memoir is on the class divide in our country and the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.

The exhibit creates a visual learning experience that addresses the issue of poverty in northwest Ohio. Poverty appears in many different forms and we want to bring awareness, start conversations and assist in the movement to end poverty through art and the talented artists in our community.

Partner Organizations

Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campus Libraries, Toledo Lucas County Public Libraries and Way Public Library

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Owens Community College and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts promotes freedom of expression without restriction on content or form. The views expressed in the works exhibited in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery are those of the exhibitors and may not be those of the Department or the College.

Appointment Only Art Gallery Hours

To allow for more time to disinfect the art gallery, to minimize occupancy in a smaller space, and to have personal tours with the artists or the Art Gallery Director, we have decided to make our hours appointment only. When scheduling an appointment with the art gallery please note:

  • Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours ahead of time. An appointment can be scheduled earlier than this.
  • Each appointment will be separated and not combined with other appointments or groups.
  • For a group appointment, a maximum of 10 people are permitted.
  • If you would like a tour beyond the art gallery, please make this request when contacting us.
  • For faculty bringing in a class, a maximum of 10 students can be in the art gallery at once.
  • To schedule an appointment, please contact or call (567) 661-7956.

Exhibition Proposal Process

Are you interested in exhibiting at the Terhune Art Gallery? Read our proposal process and fill out the online form.

About the Walter E. Terhune Gallery

The 1,300-square foot Gallery is part of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. It is committed to exhibiting diverse, vibrant visual arts created by faculty, students and community members, and to embedding arts programming within the curriculum. Exhibits at the Gallery — both in the main exhibit space and along the outside wall — have spanned a wide range of media and styles, from traditional art to interactive, multi-media installations.

The Gallery is named on behalf of the Walter E. Terhune, following a donation in 2003 to the Owens Community College Foundation from KeyBank’s Terhune Memorial Fund. Established in 1926, the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund was created by Mr. Terhune’s daughter, Alice Crosby Terhune, to honor her father who was a longtime Toledo businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Terhune was an owner and officer of Clark and Terhune Lumber Merchants, a successful lumber company in the 1800s.