Cycle 5

Exhibit Columbus

Exhibit Columbus is a program of Landmark Columbus Foundation and an exploration of community, architecture, art, and design that activates the modern legacy of Columbus, Indiana. It creates a two-year cycle of programming that uses the context of Columbus to convene conversations around innovative ideas and then commissions site-responsive installations to create a free, public exhibition that demonstrates the power of art and architecture to make cities better places to live for everyone.

aerial photo by Hadley-Fruits-for-Landmark-Columbus
Hadley Fruits photo

Upcoming Events

2024 Symposium October 24 & 25

2025 Design Presentations February 21 & 22

2025 Exhibition August 15 & 16

What’s Next?


To advance and shape this cycle of Exhibit Columbus, seven Curatorial Partners form the core of the curatorial team. The Partners have extraordinary backgrounds and represent a tremendous depth of experience in architecture, art, design, history, and writing. Each has worked with diverse sets of communities to bring meaningful work to life.


Chicago and Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Directed by Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison

This design practice imagines the built environment as an animate being with agency of its own. From exuberant interiors to interactive public spaces, the practice positions architecture as an active character in the world, enacting a built environment full of vibrant color, shapely form, and intimate encounters. 

Mila Lipinsk

Architectural Associate
Jackson, Mississippi

Originally from Columbus, Indiana, Lipink’s experience on the 2017 Exhibit Columbus High School Design Team inspired her belief in architecture and design as acts of care for a community.


Rasul Mowatt

Writer and Educator
Raleigh, North Carolina

Rasul Mowatt is a Department Head and Professor at North Carolina State University as well as formerly serving as a Department Chair and Professor at the Indiana University. Areas of focus are the geographies of Race, the geographies of violence, the animation and production of public space, and the application of critical theory.

Preservation Futures

Preservationists, Architect and Historian
Chicago, Illinois

Founded by Elizabeth Blasius (Historian and Preservationist) and Jonathan Solomon (Architect and Preservationist)

Preservation Futures goes beyond historic preservation’s traditional approach to saving buildings to identify and shepherd future landmarks that elevate the social and cultural history embedded in places and spaces. 

Too Black

Artist and Poet
Indianapolis, Indiana

Too Black is a poet, scholar, organizer and filmmaker who blends critical analysis with biting sarcasm. He has headlined various stages and events including the historic Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City, Princeton University, and Johannesburg Theater in South Africa.