The James Art Program and Self-Guided Walking Tour

As part of creating a healing environment, The James Art Program and Self-Guided Walking Tour showcases our collection of donated and purchased pieces by local and nationally known artists. We hope the artwork inspires our patients and visitors as much as it inspires the dedicated people who work at The James each day.

The artwork in The James extends from the hospital’s Conference Level to the 21st floor Family Lounge. All areas containing artwork are accessible to the public at all times, with a few exceptions: artwork in the Patient and Family Resource Center on the Ground Floor, the Administration Suite on the ninth floor and the Bloch Café on the 14th floor. The Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the Administration Suite is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and the Bloch Café is open daily from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Artwork in these three locations may not be viewed after hours.

The James Art Gallery, located on the first floor of The James at the top of the JEGS Foundation Lobby grand staircase, features special exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibition Schedule:

February 1, 2019 - March 14, 2019: Carol Stewart
March 28, 2019 - May 9, 2019: Jan Bell
May 9, 2019 - June 23, 2019: Collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library Carnegie Gallery
May 23, 2019 - July 4, 2019: Karen Alles
July 18, 2019 - October 24, 2019: Works from the Art Access Gallery
November 7, 2019 - Februray 13, 2020: Works from the Brandt Roberts Gallery

In addition, some artwork is located in conference rooms. Please do not enter those rooms while meetings are taking place.

Download The James Art Program and Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure

If you have any questions about The James Art Program, please contact the program manager at 614-366-6955.

If you are interested in donating artwork, please review the guidelines and fill out the Artwork Donation Request Form, one piece per form.

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork in The James Art Gallery, please fill out this form and include a portfolio of the artwork you would like to exhibit. While we currently have our schedule set through 2019, we thank you for your interest in showing after that time. The Art Program Strategic Steering Committee will review all portfolio submissions.


Gift-in-Kind (GIK) credit is available for artwork donations. If you are interested in receiving GIK credit, please make that known on your Artwork Donation Request Form and we will connect you with a representative from Development to explain the process further.

Steering Committee

James Art Program Manager: Caitlin Dennis

James Development: Nan Halley-Steyn

James Nursing Director Representative: Carol Colussi

James Nursing Director Representative: Rob Stillman

James Nursing Representative: Ruth Frankenfield

James Nursing Representative: Judith Bartley

James Hospital At Large: Jennifer Dienno

James Hospital At Large: Julie Ly

James Marketing/Communications: Karen Beisler

James Medical Staff Representative: Dr. David Cohn

Community Member: Karen Alles

Community Member: Ruth Siegle

Community Member: Stephanie Rond

Associate Executive Director, Clinical Operations: Brenda Kendall

Facilities Operation Management & Services: James Blankenship

OSUWMC Facilities Planning: Adrian Boysel

OSUWMC Facilities Planning: Linda Gabel

James Art Therapist: Anne Harding

The Ohio State University Department of Art: Dana Kletchka

The Ohio State University Faculty Club Art Gallery: Lisa Craig Morton

Urban Arts Space: Merijntje Vanderheijden