A new school year means new art is being shared across Columbus. Here are some of the current exhibits and upcoming shows for Buckeyes to check out and look forward to in the next couple of months.
Wexner Center for the Arts
- Current artist residency: jaamil olawale kosoko and Ima Iduozee (until August 31): Chameleon (a visual album) examines darkness and survival”at the intersection of blackness, gender fluidity, and queerness in contemporary America,” according to the Wexner Center website. Chameleon consists of five poems written by kosoko and weaves throughout kosoko’s interpretation of dreams and memories. This exhibition is free for all audiences.
- Sharing circles: Carol Newhouse and the WomanShare collective (September 16 – December 30): Sharing Circles is Newhouse’s documentation of an Oregon feminist and queer community, WomanShare. “Sharing circles explore the complexities of community life and the practices that have sustained the collective over the decades,” according to the Wexner Center website. The exhibit includes over 150 photos taken by Newhouse as well as artwork by members of the WomanShare community. This exhibition is free for all audiences.
Columbus Museum of Art
- Raphael – The power of Renaissance images: the Dresden tapestries and their impact (until October 30): In their first-ever exhibition in the United States, six Dresden tapestries are on loan from the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden. Woven in the 17th century from cartoons by Raphael, the tapestries feature various biblical scenes, inspiring the style of later artists and later studies of Raphael’s work. This exhibition is free for CMA members, and non-members can purchase tickets on line or in person, starting at $19 for students and $28 for adults.
- I Hear America Singing: Contemporary Photography of America (until January 22): presented as part of the Pizzuti collection, this exhibition was originally presented in the National Gallery of Fine Arts of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. “The theme considers photography’s vast record of life on earth, humanity’s impact on the natural world, and the choices we now face as a global community,” the CMA’s website reads. The price for this exhibit is included in museum admission, which is $9 for students and $18 for adults.
- LA Woman: Kali Artist (September 10): LA Woman: Kali Artographer is the first museum exhibition of Artographer’s work, showing more than 50 vintage prints of her work as a photographer. The price of this exhibition is included in the entrance to the museum.
arts cultural center
- Daughters of Athena (until September 10): Daughters of Athena is the work of Greek artist Evangelia Philippidis. The free exhibition tells the stories of Greek women in history and mythology. “This exhibit showcases women whose stories, cloaked in the cloak of patriarchy, have been hidden, erased or trivialized,” Philippidis said in a statement. statement.
- The Earth is Us: Forging a New Relationship (Sept. 16 – Oct. 29): The artists in this exhibition seek to examine the environment and the personal relationship that each individual has with it and how it affects them. This exhibition is free.
Ohio Crafts Museum
- Food justice: building a healthier community through art (until September 25): Sixteen artists present works that analyze the different food systems currently in place and “advocacy for social change and community well-being, while recognizing processes rooted in craft tradition,” according to the Ohio Craft Museum. This exhibition is free.