Mazza Museum Exhibit in Columbus to Highlight Ohio

Mazza Museum Exhibit in Columbus to Highlight Ohio

More than 60 engaging original children’s book illustrations from the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum collection will be featured in a Riffe Gallery exhibition titled “Ohio: The Start of It All.” The event will be held from July 27 through Oct. 14.

Curated by the Mazza Museum’s Dan Chudzinski, the exhibit, in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, will focus on people, places, inventions and more from the great state of Ohio.

The Museum, Council and Gallery invite you to the exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 21. The Riffe Gallery is located at 77 S. High Street, Columbus, on Thursday, Sept. 21. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. and welcome remarks will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Self-guided tours will follow at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. If you plan to attend, please respond by Thursday, Sept. 14 online at www.findlay.edu/events, or call the University of Findlay’s Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at 419-434-4516. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Verne Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts, at 77 S. High Street, across from the Statehouse in downtown Columbus. Parking will be available under the Statehouse in the Verne Riffe Center Garage.

Founded in 1982, the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay celebrates the joy of storytelling through the original art of picture books using education, exhibits, events and artist visits. The Museum, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, is home to more than 11,000 pieces of artwork from picture books, making it one of the largest and most diverse collections of picture book art in the world. Along with its own exhibits, the Museum’s increasing number of traveling exhibits bring additional fun visual literacy opportunities to those throughout Ohio and the nation.

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