Meyers Gallery Current Exhibit

About Meyers Gallery

The Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery is located in the Steger Student Life Center in the heart of the University’s Main Street.  Situated across from the recreation center and the Tangeman Student Center, we are located in the hub of student life and bring visual culture and practice to the university at large as well as to the surrounding region.  The Meyers Gallery exhibitions address two main objectives: first to expose the wider university community to the practices within DAAP; and second to present exhibitions that address the practices of other colleges within the university, generally historic or scientific in focus.  The intention is to provide the university population with access to a greater understanding of the visual presentation of complex ideas and concepts.

The Meyers Gallery is staffed by current students within the DAAP School of Art in order to provide them with a range of knowledge and understanding of exhibition techniques and practices.  This experience provides student artists, art historians, and art educators a setting in which to explore and implement the theories and concepts of their academic and studio practices into a working setting.  DAAP Galleries employees are equipped with the necessary skills to present and discuss a variety of visual materials with a diverse audience, thus enabling them to better articulate the visual communication of complex ideas and to foster a better understanding of visual communication.

Current Exhibit

Paul Briol: Passed Forward, Selections from the UC Art Collection

Fountain Square

DATES: September 11th - November 20th, 2022

Reception: Thursday, October 6th, 2022 5-7pm

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The DAAP Galleries in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati Art Collection will exhibit a wide selection of works by noted journalist and photographer Paul Briol. With more than 400 prints in the collection, this survey of will delve into the archive to examine Briol’s documentation of the built and natural environment during the first half of the twentieth century. The prints feature sites that define Cincinnati’s past, resonate in the present and promise to inform the shape of its future. These images, shot and developed in numerous iterations often on an 8-by-10-inch view camera mounted on a tripod, demonstrate a pursuit of aesthetic and technical perfection, with an astute sensibility for light and composition. Briol, known for his photographs of current iconic landmarks while still in their infancy, also thoroughly captured images of the Ohio River Valley and the seven hills of Cincinnati, and later, of his mid-century travels west leading to the coast. These documents capture the fleeting shadows and the still-enduring landmarks that form a shared sense of place, identity, and community. This collection stands as a testament to Briol’s contributions to the art of photography, while capturing a formative era in Cincinnati’s history.

Paul Briol: Passed Forward is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. Now in its sixth iteration, the Biennial activates over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio in October 2022.

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Planning Your Visit

The Meyers Gallery

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10am-5pm

Location and visiting instructions for the Meyers Gallery:

  • When visiting the Meyers Gallery, metered parking is located on Martin Luther King Dr. or in the Woodside or Campus Green Garages for an hourly fee. 
  • Enter campus from either MLK or the garages walk along Woodside Dr. past the new College of Business, and continue up the hill following the paver drive (UC Main Street). 
  • The Meyers Gallery is located halfway up the hill on the right-hand side in the Steger Student Life Center on the ground floor, directly across from Nippert Stadium. 

Directions: From ML King enter Woodside Dr. (Langsam Library) for Woodside Garage (accepts cash or credit). Walk up UC Main Street to the Steger Student Life Center. Gallery is on the right across from Nippert Stadium.

It may be helpful to view a campus map here.

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