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Does Columbus have any art galleries that have more modern or technological exhibits?

Asked by RocketSquid (3465 points ) November 13th, 2009

Pittsburgh has an awesome museum called the Wood Street Galleries that would feature exhibits such as robots, video loops and programming ideas, among many other things. Admission was free, and I personally loved sitting in some of the exhibits for hours and zoning out.

I was wondering if Columbus has anything like that. I’ve checked out the Short North, but most of the stuff I see is either abstract art or Thomas Kinkade knockoffs.

Bonus Question: What was your favorite art exhibit?

Here’s a link for the Wood Street Galleries, by the way http://www.woodstreetgalleries.org/

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Hobbes's avatar

Well, you could check out the Wexner Center. They pretty much always have really cool stuff going on, mostly of the sort you describe. If you start heading south on High Street, you really can’t miss it.

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

Yes, the Wexner Center would be one possibility. Another might be COSI. It’s a science museum aimed at younger people, but I think it’s more likely to have what you’re looking for than the Short North art galleries or the Columbus Museum of Art.

spykenij's avatar

Skip the Columbus Museum of Art – it is a joke, for real. Columbus Center for the Arts, Wexner Center and maybe even the Franklin Park Conservatory, but the museum here – NO. I could not believe they even bother unlocking the doors there on a daily basis because they have almost nothing there to see. Cleveland has a really, really good Museum of Art (and a good natural history museum – FYI). I would recommend going there above all other places mentioned. They have a much more culturally diverse city anyway, so you will find things in Cleveland much more easily. Other than that, walk down High St. from Buttles to 5th and look into some of the galleries, especially during the Gallery Hop (1st Saturday of every month).

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