Galleries and Exhibits in Columbus

Phi Gallery, Hotel Indigo - photo by Tony Vasquez

411 Gallery

Ivy Tech Columbus Vis. Comm. Gallery

Ivy Tech Gallery

 

Current Exhibits

Alexander Girard Exhibit

Through September 30
Gallery 506
Columbus Area Visitors Center
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Alexander Girard: Aesthetic Functionalism – content provided by: Deborah Lubera Kawsky, Girard Studio, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Archives

Learn more about Girard’s extensive work in Columbus

Fall 2019 Exhibition
Through Nov 22

411 Gallery
411 Sixth Street
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“Learning Patterns” by LAA Office
Expanding on LAA Office’s current research into the design and construction of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, “Learning Patterns” reinterprets historical diagrams used to organize the library’s furniture layouts. Each layered relief painting is an homage to the playful patterns created by groupings of tables, chairs and book stacks in the plan view. A mural installed on the gallery’s east facade presents a larger composition that celebrates an important part of Columbus’ design heritage. Funding for the mural was generously provided by the Columbus Museum of Art and Design.

“Respectfully submitted, Cleo Rogers” by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives
Columbus native Cleo Rogers served as the director of the Bartholomew County Public Library from 1936 to 1964. “Respectfully submitted, Cleo Rogers” explores the life of this extraordinary woman who dedicated herself to having a positive impact on the community and its future.

Learn more at artsincolumbus.org/411

Media, Art, and Design Student Show

Through July 19 
Gallery of Media, Art, and Design 
Ivy Tech Columbus, 4475 Central Avenue
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View student work in photography, graphic design, and motion and web design in the Media, Art, and Design Gallery on the north side of Columbus.

Giving Back Exhibit

Through August 30
The Commons
300 Washington St, Columbus 
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See the touring exhibit “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy, Reframed, and Exhibited,” along with a related slide show display of local African Americans who have given back to the community through their involvement in things such as ministry to education. Organized by The African American Fund of Bartholomew County.

View the event Facebook page for Giving Back

Cleo Turns 50 display

Bartholomew County Public Library
536 5th Street
Downtown Columbus
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The Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, designed by architect I.M. Pei, opened to the public in 1969 and has served as the main branch of Bartholomew County Public Libraries for 50 years. The “Cleo Turns 50” exhibition shares our community’s memories of this special building and celebrates the many ways it has shaped our civic consciousness.

Mounted by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, featuring photography by Hadley Fruits. Open during library hours.

General gallery information

Commons art cases
Commons art cases and Chaos
ART CASES AT THE COMMONS

The Commons, 300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Columbus
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Three display cases on the mezzanine level of The Commons, overlooking Chaos I by Jean Tinguely. The cases display a diverse range of small and medium sized three-dimensional work by local and regional artists. (Photos by Tony Vasquez)

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411 – A PROJECT OF THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

411 Sixth Street
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Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

411 is a community arts gallery and cultural space for exhibitions, events, and collaborations with Columbus’ arts and cultural organizations. A project of the downtown Arts & Entertainment District, the space is managed by the Columbus Area Arts Council and supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, the Columbus Area Visitors Center, and the community.

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GALLERY 506 AT COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER

Inside Columbus Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St, Columbus
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The historic 1864 Storey Residence portion of the Columbus Area Visitors Center is home to an art gallery featuring works of local and regional artists as well as artwork related to the Columbus architectural and design themes. A permanent Dale Chihuly installation is featured just outside its doors. The gallery is available for viewing during regular Visitor Center hours.

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GALLERIES AT COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER

Inside Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus
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The beautiful, open spaces of the Columbus Learning Center provide an inviting setting to display all forms of art created by Indiana artists. New exhibits are offered each semester. The galleries also display permanent pieces, including Dale Chihuly’s “Sun Garden Panels in Suspended Circle.”

IUCA+D Gallery, photo by Tony Vasquez
IUCA+D Gallery, 2 - photo by Tony Vasquez
GALLERY AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY J. IRWIN MILLER ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM

333 Second Street, 812-375-7580
Open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, map it

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Visitors should enter through the southeast entrance on the parking lot side (this entrance is ADA accessible and has “Entrance” written above it.) Check the Visitors Center calendar for the most recent schedule. Note there are some weeks between exhibitions where the gallery may be vacant. Closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, and the week of Christmas (Dec 23) through the 2nd of January.

Ivy Tech Gallery event
Ivy Tech Gallery show
GALLERY OF MEDIA, ART, & DESIGN

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus
4475 Central Ave., Columbus
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The Visual Communications Gallery changes frequently and is known for its eclectic mix of exhibits, including commercial and fine art photography and commercial and fine art illustration.

Phi Gallery, Hotel Indigo
Phi Gallery show, Hotel Indigo
PHI GALLERY AT HOTEL INDIGO

400 Brown Street, Columbus
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The Phi Gallery at Hotel Indigo regularly rotates exhibits and hosts artist openings.

first photo by Tony Vasquez

Wellconnect Gallery, photo by Tony Vasquez
Wellconnect Gallery abstract
GALLERY AT WELLCONNECT

237 Washington Street, Columbus
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The gallery is open to the public Monday–Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM. WellConnect is a health and wellness center.

first photo by Tony Vasquez

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And, remember, there are dozens of free, public art installations to be be found throughout Columbus, pick up a guide at the Visitors Center.
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