Columbus Art Galleries
(Columbus, Ohio - OH, USA)
The thriving art scene in Columbus is internationally recognized for its excellence, with the city being home to numerous art galleries. There is a huge range of artistic styles centered within the spacious art galleries at the popular Columbus Museum of Art, which ranks as the city's premier gallery, being founded as long ago as 1931 and more recently listed on the Register of Historic Places.
The Columbus Museum of Art is home to an interesting collection of historic Cubist paintings, with notable artists including both Gris and Picasso. This gallery is also known for its collection of Degas, Matisse and Monet paintings, as well as its numerous words by renowned local artist, George Bellows. Points of reference nearby include the State Community College, Franklin University, the Grant Medical Center, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Topiary Park.
Columbus Museum of Art
Address: 480 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43215, USA
Tel: +1 614 221 4848
The Columbus Museum of Art offers a wide range of art, from French Impressionist paintings to Modernists, as well as regular temporary exhibitions. Sculpture and photography also figure highly in the museum's galleries, as do woodcarvings and local artists, while the children's program is highly popular.
Open hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:30, Thursday - 10:00 to 20:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under five free
A Muse Gallery
Address: 996 West 3rd Avenue, Grandview Heights, Ohio OH, 43212, USA
Tel: +1 614 299 5003
Somewhat eclectic, this independent gallery is located just a short drive from downtown, being located on the northwesterly side of the city, close to the Grandview Heights district and particularly nearby both Memorial Park and Gowdy Park. Visitors will find a wide range of painting and sculpture styles to browse and buy.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 15:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00
Wexner Center for the Arts
Address: 1871 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43210, USA
Tel: +1 614 292 3535
Located on the Ohio State University campus and close to both the Oval and the Newport Music Hall, the Wexner Center for the Arts is home to regular temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, performance art, and mixed media works. The theater offers concerts, independent film screenings, and cultural talks and lectures. Each year, the prestigious Wexner Prize is awarded to the artist exhibiting the highest standard of innovation, integrity and quality.
Open hours: Tuesday and Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00, Thursday - 10:00 to 21:00
Address: 682 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43215, USA
Tel: +1 614 621 1744
The Global Gallery is an interesting exhibition space, home to a wide variety of artwork from third world countries and made by Third-World artisans. Highlights include clothing, instruments and paintings, with proceeds from sales going directly to the artists in the interests of fair trade.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - noon to 18:00, Thursday - noon to 21:00
Address: 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43215, USA
Tel: +1 614 644 9624
This gallery hosts regular exhibitions by local artists, as well as traveling exhibitions from museums and galleries from across the state. Nearby attractions are especially plentiful and come in the form of the Ohio State House, Capitol Square and the Ohio Theater.
Open hours: Tuesday - 10:00 to 16:00, Wednesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:30, Saturday and Sunday - noon to 16:00