The Evolution of Columbus Art


Exhibit Curated By: David Terry and Fred Fochtman

August 23-October 29, 2019

The Evolution of Columbus Art features rarely seen exhibited works of local artists from private collections. Over 90 fine art pieces will be on display, some depicting Columbus subject matter.

Our guest curators, David Terry and Fred Fochtman, well-known local artists, art collectors, art restorers and appraisers, have selected some of the finest works from the artists, going back over a 150-year period. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to view the pieces, all of which are on loan from several private collections.

The Evolution of Columbus Art highlights nationally-renowned artists such as George Bellows and Alice Schille along with many other local talents, like Nolan Pennell, Maurice Hague, and Erwin Frey, all of whom helped define the depth and breadth of Columbus' contribution to the American art community. Displayed genres range from traditional art styles, to editorial cartoons and illustrations, and to non-traditional works. Learn about the artists through stories that will bring the artwork to life.

We look forward to seeing you!

Admission to our exhibition is free!


  • Tuesday and Friday 10am-2pm

  • Sunday 12:30pm - 4pm

  • Wednesday by appointment

  • Closed all major holidays and during snow emergencies.

Please note our office and exhibit hours are subject to change without notice.  Please call ahead to 614-224-0822.