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City Hall EviteColumbus City Hall: Center for Civic Inspiration

The Indiana University Center of Art+Design is pleased to announce an evening of events celebrating the exhibition of "Columbus City Hall: Center for Civic Inspiration".  This gallery exhibition is presented in partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives (CIAA) and Indiana University Center of Art+Design.

Exhibition Opening for "Columbus City Hall: Center for Civic Inspiration"
Join us for the opening of "Columbus City Hall: Center for Civic Inspiration," an exhibition organized by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives in collaboration with Indiana University Center for Art+Design.

The opening will be preceded by a talk with former Mayor Nancy Ann Brown at Columbus City Hall's Cal Brand Meeting Hall at 5:00 pm.

When: Friday, April 17 • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Indiana University Center for Art + Design (IUCA+D), 310 Jackson Street, Columbus

Columbus City Hall: A Conversation with former Mayor Nancy Ann Brown
Join the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives in a conversation with former Mayor Nancy Ann Brown, led by Harry McCawley.

When the new Columbus City Hall opened in 1981, former Columbus Mayor Nancy Ann Brown was the first mayor to occupy the building. At the building's dedication, Mayor Brown remarking on the building's open design said, "City Hall invites people of the community to use the building -- and we shall use it joyfully and preserve it respectfully." She will reflect on how this iconic building was used during her term and how it differs from old City Hall.

When: Friday, April 17 • 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Where: Cal Brand Meeting Hall, Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street, Columbus

Exhibition: "Columbus City Hall: Center for Civic Inspiration"
The exhibition explores the architect's design intent and the public art program that have helped make Columbus City Hall a center for civic inspiration. Columbus City Hall has been awarded two design awards: the California Council American Institute of Architects' Design Award in 1989 and AIA Indiana's 25-Year Design Award in 2014.

When: Tuesday – Saturday from April 17 – June 27 • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Indiana University Center for Art + Design (IUCA+D), 310 Jackson Street, Columbus
Information: (812) 375-7550

Navigating Nevelson ExhibitionNavigating Nevelson Exhibition
The Indiana University Center of Art+Design is pleased to announce the Navigating Nevelson Exhibition featuring work by first year, design studio students from the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Opening Reception 
Friday, February 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 310 Jackson Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

Panel Discussion

Scheduled for early April, date and time soon to be announced.

The exhibit is on view through early April, 2015
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1pm - 5pm

VINTAGE IS THE NEW BLACKVINTAGE IS THE NEW BLACK: Student Exploration of Fashion History

Exhibit:  January 16 – February 13, 2015

The Indiana University Center of Art+Design is pleased to announce the opening of "VINTAGE IS THE NEW BLACK: Student Exploration of Fashion History" gallery exhibit. This fun exhibit features items designed and developed by students as their interpretation of fashion history course material through projects related to their personal lives and career goals.


  • Painting: Expanded Painting: Expanded

    Exhibit: October 10 November 15, 2014

    The IU Center for Art+Design presented "Painting: Expanded", a group exhibition featuring three American artists, Timothy Linn, Martha MacLeish, and Michael Rouillard, all working in diverse media that expands the physical and conceptual notions of painting. These artists are pursuing unique and independent visions steeped in painting's history and practice. Their work departs from the conventional to push the boundaries of their fine art practice. These exciting new works often portray various forms of art, architecture, theater, dance, and the limits of perception. The exhibition is guest curated by Jennifer Riley, artist and FINA adjunct instructor.

    Gallery Talk: December 11, 2014
    Conversation with Martha MacLeish
  • We Are City [EXPORT]We Are City [EXPORT]

    Exhibit: September 5 October 1, 2014

    The IU Center for Art+Design presented "We Are City [EXPORT]" an exhibition centered on the artist-in-residence projects facilitated by the Indianapolis based collective We Are City.

    We Are City asked how can you understand your city more deeply? [EXPORT] the exhibition shows how six internationally active artists, in conversation with Indianapolis residents, answered that question. Featuring these artists' visual, audio, linguistic, and material responses to their time in the city, as well as other documentation of We Are City activities, [EXPORT] shares their engagement efforts with Columbus.

    [EXPORT] featured works artists in residence of the We Are City [IMPORT] program: Oliver Blank, Jace Clayton, William Zoe FitzGerald, James Reeves, Rocio Salceda, and Matthew Skjonsberg and was guest curated by Laura Holzman, Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art at IUPUI.

    Panel Discussion: September 25, 2014

    The panel discussed how art and design residency programs introduce thinkers and makers to communities and how to facilitate the exchange of ideas to create a better urban experience for everyone. The panel featured: Oliver Bank and William Zoe Fitzgerald, We Are City [IMPORT] residency artists; Michael Kaufmann, co-founder of We Are City; Laura Holzman, curator of We Are City [EXPORT]; and T. Kelly Wilson, director of IUCA+D.
  • Dan Kiley E InviteLandslide 2013: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

    Exhibit: July 11 August 1, 2014

    The traveling photo exhibition created by The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, D.C., honors Dan Kiley, one of the nation's most important and influential landscape architects of the 20th century.

    Landslide 2013 features 45 vibrant photographs documenting the current state of 27 of Kiley's most significant designs: including the Miller House and Garden, Hamilton Garden, Cummins Inc. Irwin Office Building (Irwin Union Bank & Trust Company), and North Christian Church.

    The Columbus exhibit was presented by Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks in cooperation with The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, and IUCA+D with the Columbus Area Arts Council provided sound for the panel discussion.

    Panel Discussion: July 11, 2014

    A discussion about the nature of the design practice that emanated from the Kiley office and to consider the legacy of that practice. The discussion panelists included former Kiley associates and partners: Henry Arnold, Ian Tyndall, Peter Ker Walker, Joe Karr and local landscape architects Randy Royer and Art Hopkins along with art and design consultant Richard McCoy, Miller House Site Coordinator Ben Wever and Architectural Tour Guide John Lemley.
  • Columbus Conversation with special guest Theodore PrudonColumbus Conversation with special guest Theodore Prudon

    Public Lecture: May 16, 2014
    Theodore H.M. Prudon spoke about the preservation of modernism and the role of Docomomo-US and shared his experiences managing preservation challenges in the 21st.

    Theodore H.M. Prudon, PhD and FAIA has degrees from the University of Delft in the Netherlands and Columbia University. He is the current President of DOCOMOMO-US.

    DOCOMOMO-US is the United States chapter of Docomomo International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement for nearly 25 years.

    Docomomo stands for the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.
  • Harry Weese Creative SyncretismHarry Weese Creative Syncretism: The Early Architectural Works of Harry Weese

    Exhibit: April 4 – June 28, 2014

    Gallery Talk: April 4, 2014
    Presentation by Bradley C. Brooks and gallery opening reception.

    Conference: April 4 - 5, 2014
    The symposium in Columbus celebrated Weese's architecture and took place at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design (IUCA+D) April 4 & 5, 2014. Columbus contains a high concentration of Weese's early works in close proximity to buildings by his teacher and mentor Eliel Saarinen and his son Eero. The symposium explored the idea of a regional modernism created by Saarinen and Weese, and with historian Dr. Robert Bruegmann, contemporary designers, Marion Blackwell, Julie Snow, Maryann Thompson, Frank Harmon, and Ben and Cynthia Weese.

    Press Release
  • Changing the Brand Image of a Luxury BrandChanging the Brand Image of a Luxury Brand

    Bill Blass Design Lecture: February 20, 2014

    Erich Biehle is a contemporary textile designer who transcends the boundaries of fashion, interior, industrial, and architectural mediums.

    He has created designs for haute couture and pret‐a‐porter fashion designers including YSL, Givenchy, and Ungaro. His work, included in International museum exhibitions and collections, is the subject of a forthcoming book entitled Patterns, that illustrates his work from the 1960s through the 1980s, and outlines the production process of his designs.
  • Big Bright SteelBig Bright Steel

    Exhibit: January 17 – February 28, 2014

    A Collaboration in Steel by Emily Kennerk, Jennifer Riley, and Noblitt Fabricating

    The exhibition featured a large scale sculptural installation made with scrap sheets of steel provided by Noblitt Fabricating with drawings, prints and designs on paper and fabric created by Riley and Kennerk.

  • Color Me _____ Color Me _____

    Exhibit: October 11 – November 1,  2013

    "Color Me ____" a collaborative and interactive installation created by designers Andrew Neyer and Andy J. Miller.

    The concept of the exhibit hinged on the idea that with the right constraints and an inspiration to comfortably play, anyone can be creative and make interesting and / or beautiful artwork.
  • YuYuColumbusYuYu Columbus

    Exhibit: July 9 September 13, 2013

    "Yu Yu Columbus" by Indiana native Mark Cooper who returned to his home state to create an engaging community collaborative exhibition of over twenty sculptural pieces with two-dimensional works made from wood and fiberglass and layered with rice paper, paint, silk-screens, along with varying images and patterns. Columbus residents contributed their own unique elements to the installation during the two month exhibition creating a collaborative public sculpture.

    The exhibit was sponsored in partnership by the Columbus Museum or Art and Design (CMAD) and the IU Center for Art+Design (IUCA+D).

    Artist Reception: July 9, 2013 Reception for Mark Cooper and gallery opening.

    Gallery Talk: September 13, 2013 Presentation by Mark Cooper and closing reception.
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