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ARTS, MUSEUMS & ENTERTAINMENT

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
THEATRE & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES:

Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Located at the east end of The Oval, Wexner Center for the Arts is a unique architectural space, designed with a modern spin on the original armory that used to sit in the very same spot.  The Wexner Center houses rotating, cutting-edge International art, film and theatre exhibits throughout the year. While there, be sure to check out Maya Lin’s Groundswell, a permanent outdoor piece created by 43 tons of shattered tempered glass from automobiles representing the pre-historic burial grounds and rolling hills of southern Ohio. 
Tue., Wed., Sun. 11am-6pm; Thurs.-Sat. 11am-8pm

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
27 West 17th Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Adjacent to the Wexner Center, it is the largest and most comprehensive academic research facility collection of original cartoon art. 
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm. 

Hopkins Hall Gallery
128 N.Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
This gallery features rotating exhibitions of student and faculty art.
Mon., Wed., Fri. 9am-5pm; Tue., Thur. 9am-7pm. 

Banvard Gallery at Knowlton Hall
275 West Woodruff Avenue
Rm. 115
Columbus, OH, 43210
Located inside the impressive Knowlton School of Architecture (a fascinating work of art in itself) are rotating installations with particular relevance to the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and city and regional planning.
Hours vary, check website for details. 

Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH
43215
The CMA features a permanent collection of Impressionism, Expressionism and Cubism, as well as a rich calendar of traveling and CMA-organized special exhibitions. 
Tue.-Sun. 10am-5:30pm; Thurs.  10am-8:30pm; Mon. Closed.

Short North Galleries
North High Street, between Goodale Blvd. & 1st Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
The Short North district runs along North High Street, beginning on the north end of downtown Columbus and running north towards the OSU campus. The Short North is known for edgy art galleries, unique shops and lively local eateries and pubs. The first Saturday of each month The Short North hosts Gallery Hop, where galleries and shops stay open late serving wine and snacks, while buskers fill the street with live music.

Ohio State Museum
University Hall, 1st Floor
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

The University museum features a historical collection of OSU photos and memorabilia.

Ohio Historical Center
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

A window into Ohio’s rich natural, architectural and cultural past through exhibits, libraries and archives.  
Wed.-Sun. 10am–5pm.; Sun., 12pm-5pm; Mon., Tues., Closed.  

The Thurber House
77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

 (614) 464-1032.
Born in Columbus in 1894, James Thurber attended OSU and went on to become one of the foremost literary American humorists of the 20th century. His former boyhood home in downtown Columbus is now a museum, housing a large collection of his works, including his contributions to the New Yorker. Events throughout the year include talks and book signings by nationally known best-selling authors. 
Daily, 1pm-4pm (because of volunteer staffing on weekends, please call ahead to verify hours:  614-464-1032). 

COSI
333 W. Broad Street
Columbus,
OH 43215
The Center of Science and Industry is a dynamic hands-on science center full of educational exhibits, live shows and films.
Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12pm-6pm.  

Jack Nicklaus Museum
2355 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210

This museum exhibits the history of golf and highlights Jack Nicklaus’s outstanding career.
Tue.-Sat. 9am-5pm.


The American Whistle Company
6540 Huntley Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
(800) 876-2918
Founded in 1956, the American Whistle Company is the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. With their unique ability to die-strike a logo on top of the whistle, the American Whistle Company manufactures all of the whistles for the NCAA. 45-minute guided factory tours are offered by appointment.

 

THEATRE & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:

The OSU School of Music and Deparment of Theatre  boast excellent caliber music ensembles and theatre productions that perform throughout the school year on and near campus. Check each website for calendars and locations.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra
55 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Founded in 1951, the CSO is the only full-time professional symphony in central Ohio. Most concerts are performed at the Ohio Theatre, which also hosts a schedule of Broadway musicals and other stage shows.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
243 North 5th Street
Columbus, OH 43215

A smaller, more intimate classical performance at the Southern Theatre.

Columbus Jazz Orchestra
The CJO is America’s oldest non-profit organization dedicated to jazzPerformance locations vary.

Shadowbox Live
503 S. Front St. Suite#260
Columbus, OH 43215
Information: (614) 265-7625
Box Office: (614) 416-7625
For over 20 years, Shadowbox Live has provided Columbus with an array of live productions, including original rock operas, traditional musicals, sketch comedy, and contemporary dance. Shadowbox Live self-produces all of its shows.
Show schedules vary, see website for current event calendar.

CAPA
General Information:  (614) 469-1045, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Ticket and Show Information: See Website for Theatre Box Office Info

CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment in Columbus. CAPA operates and/or manages six theatres in Columbus, including the historic Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre and Lincoln Theare, as well as the Riffe Center Capital Theatre and Riffe Center Studio Theatre. CAPA was formed in 1969 to save the historic Ohio Theatre, built in 1928. CAPA continues to support the maintenance and programming of these theatres, while improving the quality and accessibility of the performing arts in the Columbus area.

Nationwide Arena
200 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Front Office: (614) 246-4625
Tickets: (800) 745-3000

Home to the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets, Nationwide Arena also hosts a schedule of concerts and events year-round. Call for arena tour information.

Schottenstein Center
555 Borror Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Athletics Ticket Office: (614) 292-2624
Administrative Offices: 1-800-ARENA-01
Built in 1996, “The Schott” seats 17,500 for OSU men’s ice hockey, 19,500 for Buckeye men’s basketball and women’s basketball and up to 20,000 for concerts and other entertainment events such as the circus and monster truck show.

Studio 35
3055 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 262-7505
Studio 35 is Columbus’ oldest independent movie theater and draft house. Enjoy one of 40 beers on tap, along with pizza, salads, or a sub, while watching a current or classic independent film.