Chatham University

Visual Arts Facilities & Equipment

Woodland Art Gallery

The Chatham University Art Gallery, located in Woodland Hall on the University Quad, is a vibrant space for students to exhibit their tutorial work. The Chatham gallery exhibits artwork by international, national and local artists.

Olkes Collection

Chatham alum, Dr. Cheryl Olkes, bequeathed a magnificent collection of more than 600 works of African art to Chatham College. Today, Chatham students have the opportunity to use this collection for study, exhibition and better understanding of African art and culture by examining, researching, and writing about these tangible "points of contact" between African artists and the communities these works impact.

Cheryl Olkes graduated from Chatham College in 1970 with a B.A. in English. She received an M.A. in Journalism from Ohio State University in 1971, and a Ph.D. in Communications from University of Texas, Austin in 1978.