Arts and Entertainment

UC Through the Years — Free Exhibition at the Annex


The UC Blue Ash Art Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition located at the Annex building for community members and students free of charge. Named 200 Years of Curation, the exhibit celebrates the university’s bicentennial year. The show was previously held in the DAAP Galleries, and it showcases different archives and collections from the university. 

medical kits at an art gallery

Step into history as the gallery explores the people who have made an impact through their time at the university as well as advances in various fields of study at the Colleges of UC. The collection includes rare books, medical devices, a flight mask belonging to Neil Armstrong (who taught at UC from 1971- ‘79), numerous rare specimens of botany from the Herbarium, and even a Civil War amputee kit.

“The collection allows us to see some pretty amazing pieces of art at a place where we are continuing to grow and learn as artists and designers,” says Kora Mattingly, student assistant. Her role involves overseeing the gallery during visiting hours, informing students of the events at the Annex, and even helping with the installation of new galleries. 

Among the unique pieces of history at the exhibition is one of Albert Sabin’s notebooks. Sabin is widely known for developing a polio vaccine that was monumental in eradicating the disease. He spent 30 years on the College of Medicine’s faculty at UC, where he continually researched various medical advancements. 

You can visit the exhibition from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Friday, March 13 will be the last day that it runs. A formal reception for the gallery will be held at the Annex on Friday, March 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

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