YSU Art Department: Jacob Hashimoto: Art Lecture

The YSU Art Department presents a virtual lecture by artist Jacob Hashimoto, on Thursday, March 3rd at 4 pm.  The Webex meeting for the lecture can be joined at

YSU Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts University Theatre Exhibition

The YSU Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts presents a University Theatre Exhibition: The Various Stages of Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors, Monday, February 28th through Friday March 25th, 8 am to 5 pm, in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, in Bliss Hall, on the YSU campus. 

YSU Art Department: Artist Talk: Donald Black Jr

The YSU Art Department presents an Artist Talk, by Donald Black Jr., on Wednesday, February 23rd, at 5:10 pm, in the YSU McDonough Museum of Art, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.



YSU McDonough Museum of Art: Emerging Artists

The YSU McDonough Museum of Art presents an exhibition highlighting emerging artists entitled There are seams in purgatory.  The exhibition will be on display through March 5th.  There are seams in purgatory "explores the tension of betweenness as a state of both fullness and flux." It is a collaborative work between the five woman-identifying artists that make up Carnegie Mellon's MFA Class of 2023: Sarah Bowling, Han Diaspora Group, Laura Hudspith, Rosabel Rosalind, and Rebecca Shapass.  


Alumni Spotlight: James Rogers Jr: This, That and the Other (The Way I See It)

Photographer James Rogers, Jr. will be the focus of a solo alumni exhibition commemorating Black History Month opening Monday, January 31 in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, second floor, Bliss Hall. A Niles, OH native, Rogers received his BA in Commercial Art from Youngstown State University in 1972.  The Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the exhibition is free and open to the public.

Donald Black Jr. Exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art

The McDonough Museum of Art presents A Day No One Will Remember, an exhibition by artist Donald Black Jr.  This collection consists of a series of photographs of ordinary days that are filled with childhood play, imagination, quiet, creative expression, and innocence. The exhibition will be at the McDonough through March 5.

Butler Institute of American Art: P. Smallwood Exhibition

The Butler Institute of American Art, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown, presents the exhibition Dialogues with Reality, the works of painter P. Smallwood, through February 27th. Smallwood is known for his signature watercolor paintings called Lifescapes, a powerful form of portraiture and visual narrative. More information and museum hours at

Opening Reception for New McDonough Exhibitions


The McDonough Museum of Art will present it's new Exhibitions: 'Open Storage' by Matthew Kolodziej [KOH-low-jay], 'COVID-19: Labor Camp Report' by Piotr Szyhalski [Peter sha-HALL-ski], 'A Day No One Will Remember' by Donald Black Jr., and 'There Are Seams in Purgatory' by their Emerging Artist Group. An opening reception for these shows will be held on Friday, January 21 from 5 to 7 at the museum. More at 'YSU dot EDU slash McDonough dash Museum'.

McDonough Museum of Art: Piotr Szyhalski Exhibition

The McDonough Museum of Art presents COVID-19: Labor Camp Report, an exhibition by artist Piotr Szyhalski (sha HALL ski).  The ink drawings and hand-lettered texts in this exhibition were originally shared daily by Szyhalski on Instagram, poignantly capturing the politically fraught landscape over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibition will be at the McDonough through March 5.

Matthew Kolodziej Exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art

The McDonough Museum of Art presents Open Storage, an exhibition of the works of painter Matthew Kolodziej (KOH low jay).  Kolodziej's paintings explore themes of time, dislocation, and forming perceptions using references to architecture and archaeology.  The exhibition Open Storage is designed to be a form of "memory cabinet."  The exhibition will be at the McDonough through March 5.


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