The Miller & Fisher Galleries
In addition to the The Frank Museum of Art, the Otterbein’s Department of Art & Art History operates the Miller & Fisher Gallery. We also maintain a large collection of Asian and African art.
Miller and Fisher Galleries
- Miller Gallery
Art and Communication building, 33 Collegeview Road
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; closed holidays
- Fisher Gallery
Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily
The Art Department coordinates an annual program of public exhibitions in both the Miller Gallery and Fisher Gallery. These exhibitions explore a broad range of approaches to art, introducing the University community to the diversity of the art world. Many exhibiting artists offer lectures or workshops in conjunction with their exhibitions. Graduating art majors also exhibit their work in Miller Gallery during spring semester.
Otterbein has an extensive collection of African and Asian artwork, with three dimensional pieces dominating the collection. Most of the works have been donated, starting shortly after the University’s founding with gifts from missionaries and African natives who came to Otterbein to go to school. A grant from the Kress Foundation allowed Otterbein to significantly increase its collection in 1969 and 1970. In 1997, Dr. David Rilling of Philadelphia donated around 200 pottery items. Today, the collection includes over 1,000 pieces, most representative of Sub-Saharan African art from the 20th Century, which are used in classroom teaching and are on display in The Frank Museum of Art.