The Gund


Plan Your Visit

All Welcome, Always Free.
Free admission to The Gund all year.


The Annex Opening Hours
Thursday11 AM5 PM
Friday11 AM5 PM
Saturday10 AM5 PM
Sunday10 AM5 PM

What Will You Discover?

When you visit The Gund, you’re stepping into a global conversation about contemporary and modern art. We believe that high-quality museum experiences like ours should be accessible to everyone. All visitors are invited to experience our collection, temporary exhibitions, and public programs for free.

A wide angle view of the exterior of the Gund Gallery with part of Chalmers Library visible.

Navigating the Kenyon College Campus

Getting to The Gund

101 ½ College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022

The Gund is located at the center of the Kenyon College Campus between Cromwell Cottage and Chalmers Library.

Please note that construction of a traffic circle at the intersection of Route 229 and Route 308 will disrupt usual traffic patterns. There will be no access to Gambier via this intersection. The general recommended detour for through travelers who would normally take Route 229 from Mount Vernon to points east of Gambier would be to take U.S. 36 (Coshocton Avenue) east to U.S. 62 (Millersburg Road) and then south to Route 229. To get to Mount Vernon from Kenyon’s campus, drivers should take Route 308 (Chase Avenue) north to U.S. 36.

The West Quad Parking Garage is available for faculty, staff, and visitors and is a short walk from The Gund’s main entrance. Follow the signs posted at the intersection of Wiggin Street and College Drive. The garage entrance clearance is 8 feet 4 inches.

Accessible parking is available at the West Quad Parking Garage. Complimentary wheelchairs and gallery chairs are available upon request. Service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are welcome. To request special accommodations, please call 740-427-5972.
Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

We welcome learners of all ages, from kindergarteners to retirees, to experience our collection. Please call 740-427-5972 to arrange a group visit.

Getting to The Annex

12 East Gambier St., Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

The Annex is located in a historical storefront on East Gambier Street in downtown Mount Vernon next to Pine Row Studio. Our seasonal programming—inspired by works from our permanent collection—is always free and open to all.


There is ample free street parking available in Downtown Mount Vernon, including accessible street parking in front of The Annex.

The Knox Area Transit (KAT) Purple Line Shuttle runs Monday - Saturday every hour on the hour and stops at The Annex in downtown Mt. Vernon. Check out the Purple Route route and schedule here.

Exploring the Area

Things to Do Nearby

Stroll along the Kokosing River, find your new favorite book, or grab a satisfying meal—Gambier and Mount Vernon are buzzing with wonderful activities to combine with your visit to The Gund and The Annex.

Enjoy a drink or a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants within walking distance of The Gund and The Annex.

Baxter’s Wines & Whiskey
212 South Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Casual wine and whiskey bar atmosphere featuring a nice selection of bourbons, whiskeys, wines, handmade cocktails, and appetizers.

The Alcove
116 South Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Upscale American dining in a beautiful, historic building on Main Street.

North Main Café
108 North Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch, or grab a coffee and a pastry.

Gambier Deli
110 Gaskin Ave
Gambier, OH 43022
Great for carryout breakfast, burgers, New York-style deli sandwiches, and salads.

Kenyon Inn Restaurant
100 West Wiggin St.
Gambier, OH 43022
Upscale breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Knox County’s finest hotel.

The Village Inn
102 Gaskin Ave
Gambier, OH 43022
Great for lunch, dinner, or a beer. Offers vegetarian options.

Wiggin Street Coffee
101 East Wiggin St.
Gambier, OH 43022
Great for coffee, tea, breakfast, and baked goods.

Discover the natural beauty of the Kokosing River Valley and Kenyon's campus.

Ariel-Foundation Park
10 Pittsburgh Ave
Mount Vernon, OH 43022
Explore architectural ruins, an arboretum, lakes, steel sculptures, and connections to local trails at this 250-acre park created on the former site of a glass-making factory.

Brown Family Environmental Center
9781 Laymon Rd
Gambier, OH 43022
Experience prairie, forest, and wetland habitats at Kenyon College’s 610-acre nature preserve.

Knox County Parks District
Address varies.
Visit some of the regional parks and trails in Knox County.

Get to know the community through some of our favorite shops and activities.

Kenyon Bookstore
106 Gaskin Ave
Gambier, OH 43022
Stop by the nation's longest continuously-operating college bookstore and the third-oldest bookstore of any kind in America. Don’t forget your copy of the Kenyon Review!

Paragraphs Bookstore
229 South Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Find your new favorite book or puzzle at Mount Vernon’s independent bookstore.

The Weather Vane
103 Scott Lane
Gambier, OH 43022
Shop fashionable finds at this women’s boutique.

Roots Down Movement
135 South Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Align your physical and mental wellness with a yoga or pilates class while you’re in town.

Y-Not Cycling & Fitness
277 South Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Rent bikes and explore the Kokosing Gap Trail on two wheels.

Woolson Co.
115 South Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Shop local crafts, gifts, antiques, and more.

Mount Vernon is brimming with shops and activities. Visit Experience Mount Vernon’s site for more tips for planning your visit.

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