With the support of Friends of the Library, the Carnegie Gallery creates unique cultural experiences for Columbus Metropolitan Library visitors by presenting quality art exhibits. Exhibits are free, open to all, and feature the best work of both emerging and established artists.
The Carnegie Gallery is located on the second floor of Main Library at 96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Most artwork in the exhibits is for sale and can be purchased at the Library Store. Friends of the Library receive a 30% commission on all artwork purchased via the gallery, meaning your purchase not only supports Ohio-based artists but also supports the library.
Exhibits are curated by Stephanie Rond.
The Riches of Reading: Images of the Literary
John Behling Watercolor Society
March 7 – April 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 6-8 PM
Reflections: Artwork from Patients, Staff and the Permanent Collection of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
The James Art Program
May 9 – June 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Visionaries: Raising the Future with Imagination
Art Educators Exhibition
July 5 – August 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Art Makes Columbus Exhibition
Greater Columbus Arts Council
August 29 – October 18, 2019
Reception: Thursday, September 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thurber’s The Last Flower and Art Unbound III
November 1, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2 – 4 p.m.