Exhibit Columbus is an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community.

For more than 70 years the modest American city of Columbus, Indiana, has shown the world that good design can create an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Today, Columbus consistently ranks among the best cities of its size, and its exceptional design heritage includes seven National Historic Landmarks.

With an inaugural symposium in fall of 2016 and its first exhibition in fall of 2017, Exhibit Columbus celebrates Columbus’ design heritage while making it relevant to new audiences. The initial program will be followed by another symposium and exhibition in 2018 and 2019, creating a new and ambitious cycle of events.


The inaugural exhibition featured 18 site-responsive installations located outdoors and in dialogue with one of nine design icons.


Within each symposium, Exhibit Columbus seeks to discuss the state of architecture and design, and celebrate its relationship to Columbus.