Honoring Ruth

Ruth DeYoung Kohler II passionately believed in the arts as a driver of positive social change. Her vision and dedication to celebrating and preserving diverse art forms resonates on an international scale. A certainty in the power of art to transform lives is her legacy to all whom she inspired.

Learn more about Ruth Kohler’s countless contributions to the arts and well-deserved accolades at the Art Center’s tribute at and the Kohler family’s tribute at


Support the Arts

2020 has been a year like no other. In response to COVID-19, the Arts Center shut its doors to the public from March 18 through August 4. We began exploring ways we could continue to meet our commitment and responsibility to you and our community during these difficult and uncertain times.

With your help, we can continue to play an important role in bringing our communities together and providing a needed centeredness as well as depth and inspiration to our daily lives. Will you choose to help today by making a year-end gift? Your support is essential and creates exponential impact.

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Other Ways to Give


Looking for an alternative way to support your Arts Center? Find us on Amazon! 

Amazon Smile
Shop using Amazon Smile, and you can donate to the Arts Center at the same time without spending one penny more. Amazon will automatically donate a portion of the purchase price for your eligible items to the Arts Center. It’s that easy!

Visit and sign in with your log-in. Select the John Michael Kohler Arts Center as your charity of choice and start shopping. Amazon Smile will automatically make the appropriate donation to the Arts Center.

Click here for more information about Amazon Smile.

Amazon Wish List
Do you like shopping? The John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Amazon Wish List is filled with fun art supplies and children’s books that you can donate directly to JMKAC Preschool, education, and community arts programs! Shop the Wish List.

During checkout, select the John Michael Kohler Arts Center address to send Wish List purchases directly to the Arts Center. We will send you an acknowledgment letter for your tax records upon receipt of the items.

Image courtesy of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.