Columbus, Indiana is home to one of the most significant collections of modern architecture, art, and design in the world – consisting of more than 80 buildings, landscapes, and public works of art created by internationally celebrated creators. Columbus’ most significant architectural investments have been made in schools, libraries, parks, civic amenities, health care facilities, and affordable housing. This remarkable design heritage remains a reflection of Columbus’ investment in design excellence, providing an ideal environment to explore how architecture, art, and design can improve people’s lives and make cities stronger.
The Opening Weekend events bring together the esteemed group of exhibition participants to discuss their installations in the context of the unique design legacy of Columbus. Opening Weekend is also a celebration of the entire Columbus community that, for over 75 years, has invested in their belief in the power that art, architecture, and design has to improve peoples’ lives and making cities better places to live.
The 2019 Exhibition: Good Design and the Community features the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Installations, Washington Street Civic Projects, University Design Research Fellowships, and the Columbus High School Design Team. The entire exhibition will be tied together with a dynamic wayfinding and graphic design system. These 18 projects will activate downtown Columbus through December 1.