Galleries and Exhibits in Columbus
Ivy Tech Gallery
Fall 2019 Exhibition
Through Nov 22
411 Sixth Street
“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
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
300 Washington St, Columbus
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
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
ART CASES AT THE COMMONS
The Commons, 300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Columbus
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)
411 – A PROJECT OF THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
411 Sixth Street
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.
GALLERY 506 AT COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER
Inside Columbus Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St, Columbus
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.
GALLERIES AT COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER
Inside Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus
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.”
GALLERY AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY J. IRWIN MILLER ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM
333 Second Street, 812-375-7580
Open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, map it
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.
GALLERY OF MEDIA, ART, & DESIGN
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus
4475 Central Ave., Columbus
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.
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