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Exhibit Columbus is an exploration of architecture, art, design, and community that activates the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana.

2021 Exhibition

21 August – 28 November | Curated by Iker Gil and Mimi Zeiger, New Middles: From Main Street To Megalopolis, What Is The Future Of The Middle City? is the third iteration of Exhibit Columbus’ critically acclaimed two-year cycle of programming that activates the design legacy of Columbus through a symposium, design presentations, and an exhibition. At a moment when reflection, creativity, and innovation is most needed to envision new ways of being, New Middles builds on Columbus’ legacy as a laboratory for design as civic investment to explore the future of the center of the United States and the regions connected by the Mississippi Watershed.

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2021 Design Presentations

Over the course of four online sessions on March 19 and 26, Exhibit Columbus hosted the 2021 Design Presentations, inviting the public to experience the design process first-hand, and preview design concepts of the thirteen site-specific, future-oriented, public installations that will be on display in the upcoming New Middles Exhibition opening August 21.

2020 Symposium

September 15 – October 29 | The 2020 Symposium New Middles was presented as a series of online conversations that gathered thinkers, designers, architects, artists, and landscape architects together with Columbus community stakeholders to discuss the question: “What is the Future of the Middle City?” More >