Galleries and Exhibits in Columbus
Ivy Tech Gallery
In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, many galleries are likely to be closed for the time being. Please check with the gallery or Google maps to see if a gallery is open.
Current Exhibits / Downtown
Balthazar Korab: Photographer of Architecture
Columbus Area Visitors Center
The Gallery 506 exhibit displays iconic images of Columbus, Indiana from famed professional architecture photographer Balthazar Korab. He is best known for his images of buildings while employed as a designer in the offices of Eero Saarinen and Associates, and received national competition with an AIA Gold Medal for Excellence in Photography.
A book of images and essays by Korab called Columbus Indiana was published with photographs taken over a thirty year span, which included the authors’ personal account of the Columbus story.
Learn about the new edition of A Look at Architecture, featuring photographs by Korab.
Notes from a Lookout Tower
Tony Ingrisano | Jennifer Riley
March 6– May 1, 2020
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Friday, 12–4 pm
In Notes from a Lookout Tower, Jennifer Riley and Tony Ingrisano present their conceptually related but individual artworks.
Riley’s paintings, drawings and objects are abstracted from the complex forms and patterns left in sheet metal after stamping. She uses these steel remainders as new armatures for draping and delineating areas of color, balancing the expressivity of painting with the precision of manufacturing.
Ingrisano’s paintings take their inspiration from maps, grids and structures, both literal and metaphorical. He rearranges the original source imagery into new images that investigate the relationship between societal and physical structures in what he calls “a love letter to architecture.”
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.
Current Exhibits / around town
Jan 24 – May 7
Learning Center galleries
A collaborative family exhibit of work by Robert, Catherine, and Lydia Burris
The Burris Family has long been known in our community for their passion for the arts and their extensive body of work. Father Robert is a watercolorist, mother Catherine worked with mixed media. daughter Lydia follows her mother’s creative path, also working with mixed media (see example above). Each has a rich and diverse story to tell with their work and path.
See the show flyer
March 5 – April 10
Visual Communications Program
4475 Central Avenue
Exposure 2020, presented by the Ivy Tech Columbus Visual Communications Program, will feature more than 80 photographs by students from area high schools, including Columbus East, Columbus North, Columbus Signature Academy, and Scottsburg. Join us for an opening reception March 5 at the Gallery of Media, Arts & Design!
411 – COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERY
411 Sixth Street
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
GALLERIES AT COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER
GALLERY AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY J. IRWIN MILLER ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM
Open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, map it
GALLERY OF MEDIA, ART, & DESIGN
4475 Central Ave., Columbus
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