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Arts & Museums
Founded in 1998 by Father Kevin F. Lutz, The Jubilee Museum & Catholic Cultural Center is a celebration of the Catholic faith. This museum boasts of an impressive collection of religious artworks that range from altars to statues, paintings, relics, stained glass, photography, artifacts and books. It also has a fine selection of Jewish history and art elements. Appointments are a must if you want to visit this place.
The Columbus Cultural Arts Center is a place to celebrate the visual and performing arts. There are classes available for people interested in a number of different art forms. There are also exhibits and showcases throughout the year for spectators to enjoy.
Featuring a display that includes the names of the members of the Ohio Women
Perched on the western bank of the river and across from downtown, the hulking COSI building is jam-packed with thrilling explorations of the world of science. Entertaining movies, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits all aim to encourage the young (and young at heart) to discover new and exciting things about the natural world around them. Family-themed events and overnight adventures are scheduled throughout the year. See website for admission prices and event information.
Located inside the Ohio State University, the OSU Urban Arts Space is a haven for art lovers. The place provides a platform to the alumni of the university as well as the students to showcase their creations here. The exhibitions, workshops, creative projects and various other diverse artistic events give visitors a broader perspective of the current art scene. This space is best explored with the guided tours offered here where one can gain maximum knowledge on the various dynamics of art.
Located off the dock at Battelle Riverfront Park, The Santa Maria is an exact replica of one of the original trio of sailing ships used by Christopher Columbus and his crew on their first voyage to the New World. Visitors are invited to come aboard and enjoy period amenities (tools, games and more), informative exhibits and the romance of the high seas. Check the website for more details.
The Riffe Gallery, run by the Ohio Arts Council, differs from its neighboring galleries in that it focuses on folk art and craft exhibitions. The gallery also shows mixed media and contemporary paintings but mainly reserves its space for Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. Be sure to check out the many children's activities offered here.
The acronym in this gallery's name stands for Artists in Recovery and refers to patients with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. The gallery also shows work with these issues as their subject matter. The gallery seeks to "educate the community and work to break down the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse by bringing focus to the artistic vision." Fresh A.I.R. is run by Southeast Recovery and Mental Health Care Services, which strives to help diverse populations with issues of homelessness, mental health, and chemical dependency. The gallery shows many media including painting and photography.
The main branch of the Columbus Metro Library is many things. First and foremost, it is a library, providing the people of the city with the material they need to better themselves. Second, it is a stunning historic building, worthy of placement in a period film about a smart-looking library. Finally, it is am inviting event space, hosting an array of programming throughout the year, some aimed exclusively at children, some aimed at the general public.
Located in an Italianate mansion that was built in 1852 and was once the Civil War home of a former Ohio governor, this museum makes use of the history of Kappa Kappa Gamma to trace the changing role of women in higher education throughout history. The Victorian rooms in the mansion depict the lifestyle of that era.
Historic Kelton House is an actual physical relic of a bygone era, restored to its original grandeur and open to all so that John and Jane Q. Public might venture a journey into the past. The Kelton Family were Columbus society at its finest, and as such they amassed an immaculate collection of period furniture and other items, and cataloged via scrapbook and diary the details of daily life in the 1800s. All of this and more is on view, as well as a lush garden out back. What's more, this one-time stop on the Underground Railroad is said to be haunted. Beware! See website for further history and complete visitor details.
Situated in the premises of Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center is a major exhibition space for the Bureau for Open Culture and the works of the college. The center believes in constant exhibits of student and professional art work to educate and inspire the students of the college community. With a major emphasis on contemporary art forms, the center acts as an experimental premise of various student and amateur artists. Call or visit their website for event updates.