Galleries and Exhibits in Columbus

Phi Gallery, Hotel Indigo - photo by Tony Vasquez

411 Gallery

Ivy Tech Columbus Vis. Comm. Gallery

Ivy Tech Gallery

NOTICE

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
Through May

Gallery 506

Columbus Area Visitors Center
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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

411 Gallery

Virtual gallery show – see details in the calendar
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Friday, 12–4 pm (currently closed)

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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
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.

 

Current Exhibits / around town

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411 – COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERY

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
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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.
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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