Ohio Diaspora: Artists from the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists

Colorful artwork with a variety of patterns and textures.

Jan. 30 - April 11, 2020


The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery presents Ohio Diaspora: Artists from the Collection of the National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists, on display Jan. 30 – April 11, 2020. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center educates the public about African American history and culture, from African origins to the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting material evidence of the Black experience. The exhibition was curated by Rosa Rojas.

Featured artists include Tracy Ameen, Ron Anderson, Queen Brooks, Johnny Coleman, Willis Bing Davis, Joe Howard, Morris Howard, Jimi Jones, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Lisa McLymont, Faith Moore, James Padgett, Bruce Robinson, April Sunami, Bamazi Talle, Tariq Tarey, and Shirley Tucker. 


Image credit: Willis Bing Davis, Ancestral Spirit Dance #415, 2018


The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries.

The OAC Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

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