2023

Chronicles: The Great Depression and the Pandemic

Nov 4, 2023-Mar 30, 2024

Featuring two series of photographs taken a century apart, this exhibition explores how resilience can be born out of times of national tragedy and how documentary photographers are a valuable part of capturing the past and present. Chronicles originated at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and was co-curated by Dr. Christine Fowler Shearer and Arnold Tunstall.

Opening reception: Saturday, Nov 4, 6-7:30pm

exhibition-sponsors

Tigris

Amanda Love
Dec 9, 2023 – Fall 2024

Former bookbinder Amanda Love responds to book banning and the dismantlement of knowledge with Tigris, a new art installation of deconstructed books.

77th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Aug 5 – Oct 15, 2023

Returning for its 77th year in 2023, the Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition celebrates our community and region’s creative spirit. Featuring more than 100 member artists, this year’s exhibition includes 134 works juried by Ramona Bronkar Bannayan, former Senior Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Opening Reception: Celebrate the opening with food trucks, live music, awards, and a cash bar on Saturday, Aug 5 from 6-7:30pm. Members free; non-members $5.

 

About the Juror

Ramona Bronkar Bannayan was the Senior Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Museum of Modern Art retiring in 2021 after 31 years. During her time there, Ms. Bannayan participated in two major museum expansions. As a member of the senior management team, she oversaw the planning of MoMA’s exhibition calendar each year which included more than 50 annual on-site exhibitions as well as developing collaborative exhibitions at venues worldwide. In addition, she managed MoMA’s collection of over 200,000 works of art. In the past, she has been the subject of a BBC podcast, In the Studio with Paul Kobrak, profiled in Frame magazine, and interviewed on NPR’s All of It with Alison Stewart.

Ms. Bannayan is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, Museum Studies, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She also serves on the Columbia University School of the Arts (SOA) Dean’s Council. An artist herself, she holds a BFA from Wright State University and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, where she graduated with honors. Since graduation, Ms. Bannayan has maintained her studio practice. Her work has been included in exhibitions with Wolf Kahn, Lois Dodd, Emily Nelligan and Eric Aho among others.

Seeing Is Enough

Paul-Henri Bourguignon
Apr 7–Jul 16, 2023

Seeing Is Enough: Paul-Henri Bourguignon showcases the nearly seven-decades-long career of the late Columbus artist whose life was dedicated to capturing everything he saw around him. Encompassing his multitude of inspirations, this new exhibition highlights Bourguignon’s extensive travels, experimentations with Modern Art, and the eclectic home and marriage he built with his wife, renowned anthropologist Erika Bourguignon. Through this collaboration with guest curator Jane Hoffelt, this exhibition explores how for Paul, seeing was enough.

As a longtime neighbor and friend, Jane Hoffelt worked with Dr. Erika Bourguignon for 14 years, marketing artwork of late artist Paul-Henri Bourguignon. She has curated and developed more than 40 solo Bourguignon exhibitions in several national galleries and museums, including Columbus Museum of Art. After Dr. Bourguignon’s death in 2015, Hoffelt became Trustee of the Erika Bourguignon Charitable Trust which supports the Columbus Foundation’s Paul-Henri Bourguignon and Erika Bourguignon Fund for the Visual Arts. A Columbus College of Art and Design graduate, Jane Hoffelt has been Columbus Monthly Magazine art director, creative director for several ad agencies, and manager at three publishing companies.

Opening reception: Friday, Apr 7, 6-7:30pm, curator remarks at 6:30pm