The College of Wooster Art Museum is closed for the summer.

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The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) began as a small gallery in the 1930s to support the educational programs of the College. Since then, the museum has grown in space, collections, and mission, bringing diverse, high-quality exhibitions to The College of Wooster and to the community at large.

Nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists that have exhibited at the CWAM include: Ann Hamilton, William Kentridge, David Shrigley, Lorna Simpson, Jim Campbell, Laylah Ali, Marcel Dzama, Hiraki Sawa, Shirin Neshat, David Nash, Willie Cole, Kara Walker, Yoko Ono, and Roxy Paine.The College of Wooster Art Museum presents artworks by nationally and internationally recognized artists, curated in traveling exhibitions or by museum staff, as well as course-integrated projects with college faculty and students.

The museum’s permanent collections feature works from antiquity to the present, with strengths in 19th and 20th century works on paper and African art.

Admission to the CWAM is always FREE, and all exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

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Educational Resources

Wooster faculty will want to visit the Faculty and Teaching page for information on how to use CWAM exhibitions and collections in teaching. Visit the CWAM’s /EDIT THIS WHEN DONEStudent Projects page to check out their research and exhibitions in the CWAM.


As an integral part of The College of Wooster, the primary mission of The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) is to support and enhance the College’s goals of teaching, research, service, and global engagement through exhibitions, scholarship, and collection preservation.

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Jenna Hayward, Professor of English, and her class discuss self-representation in the PICTURE YOURSELF exhibition in Spring 2016.


The CWAM acts as a catalyst for creative engagement between students, staff, and faculty by promoting campus-wide collaborations and interdisciplinary dialogue.


Guided gallery tours, collection use in the classroom, and course-embedded exhibition projects encourage the development of critical thinking and visual literacy through both experiential and object-based learning.

2017-2020 CWAM Strategic Plan (.pdf)


Wooster’s first “museum” was a natural history museum located in Old Main, which burned to the ground in 1901 (now the site of Kauke Hall). Kliment Halsband Architects, New York, was commissioned to renovate the Severance Art Building (now Ebert Art Center) in 1997. As part of that renovation, the first permanent home for the CWAM was built on the north side of the building facing the quad.

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Opened in 1997, Ebert Art Center houses the Department of Art and Art History, Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery.

Opened in 1997, Ebert Art Center houses the Department of Art and Art History and the CWAM. The CWAM’s two galleries, the Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery, are located on the first floor on the north side of Ebert Art Center.

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Latest News

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Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wonder Tales to Be Featured at the CWAM Jan. 21-March 5

Wooster artist/professor will deliver gallery talk at opening reception on Jan. 23

2019 Fall Exhibition at the CWAM Explores the Nexus of Time and Contemporary Design

“Design by Time,” on display Sept. 17-Nov. 24, includes 22 international designers and studios

Contact Info

The College of Wooster Art Museum
Ebert Art Center
1220 Beall Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691
General Info: 330-263-2495
Museum Office: 330-263-2388
Fax: 330-263-2633