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Art and Artifacts: Eighty-Six Reasons

Sculptures from the Art & Artifacts Exhibit 2022 at the Southeast Ohio History Center, a collaboration with Artist Kimberly chapman whose gilded statues are pictured on display.

Our exhibit showcases artist Kimberly Chapman’s work in companionship with artifacts from the Athens Asylum, which are part of our collections. Chapman’s Eighty-Six Reasons is an exploration of the way early asylums treated women.

Exhibit Opening: Some of the People of Athens County 1967 to 1993

Friday, April 12, 2019 5:00 to 7:00 PM Join photographer Bob Devaney for an evening of stories and memories as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit, “Some of the People of Athens County 1967 to 1993.” From 1965 to 1969, Bob was a student at Ohio University. He returned to Athens in 1974 […]

Athens Photo Project Familiar Places

New artwork from the Athens Photo Project (APP) is coming to Uptown Athens this weekend! Join APP in the celebration of two major art exhibitions opening this weekend. Familiar Places – The Annual APP Juried Exhibition will open at the Southeast Ohio History Center (24 W. State St.) on Friday, October 26th, from 5-7pm, and […]

State Street Art Walk coming to the History Center

Join us Thursday, June 7th for the State Street Art Walk!  From 5:30pm to 8:30pm join us at the Southeast Ohio History Center to enjoy the art on display as well as art showing at Arts West, Casa Nueva and Passion Works Studio.  For more information go to Arts West Blog Page

The Athens Asylum- 150 Years of a Healing Landscape

For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our region’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868.  The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of stables, farms, a dairy, metal […]

Regional Brick Exhibit Showing Now

In the 1800’s, Bricks were the backbone of our region. Clay found in great abundance here in the Appalachian hills created the perfect location for brick factories, which sprung up in many places, with many faces. Made from Southeast Ohio is our new exhibit focused on all the different, unique bricks that were manufactured here […]