Design Destination: Discover Exhibit ColumbusAuthor:Abigail Stone
If you’re traveling to the midwest later this summer — to visit family, to check out the solar eclipse on August 21st, the Chicago Architecture Biennial or the Alexander Girard exhibit at the Cranbrook Art Museum — consider putting Exhibit Columbus on your itinerary.
Located in Columbus, Indiana, just about 40 miles south of Indianapolis, the exhibition puts the focus on the tiny city’s surprising plethora of modernist art and architecture. There are more than 80 buildings, landscapes, and pieces of public art here, created by internationally noted architects and artists including Eero Saarinen, Richard Meier, I.M.Pei, Cesar Pelli, Henry Moore and Dale Chihuly. The genesis of the town’s staggering visual legacy can be traced back to Cummins, Inc.. The diesel engine manufacturer, which is headquartered here, underwrites the designs by paying the architect and artist fees.
Opening August 26th and running through November, the citywide celebration includes 18 site-responsive installations that connect with and comment on the city’s design legacy, created by an international roster of architects, designers and artists. For more information, see here.