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FotoFocus in Columbus

Posted on October 20, 2022

Sometimes you need to get out of town to see something fresh. And sometimes, that can mean just a short ride up I-71. If you’ve got the itch to get out of town, you’re in luck—FotoFocus has a road trip mapped out for you.

As part of the 2022 Biennial, FotoFocus is featuring a number of Neighborhood Spotlight Days: Opportunities to visit multiple Participating Venues in certain geographic locations on a day when artists, curators, and more will likely be present, along with other neighborhood activities—a great chance to dive into the energy of the Biennial… and map out a plan to get to venues in a year with such a chock-full exhibition list. Each day, you’re invited on a journey through art and the communities hosting it.

This fall, spend a day in Columbus and delve into a fascinating array of photography and lens-based Biennial exhibitions. The Columbus-area exhibitions are being highlighted for the Columbus, Ohio Neighborhood Spotlight Day on Thursday, October 20.

Below, our suggested itinerary to see it all:

Leave Cincinnati at 9am

Stop #1: Wexner Center for the Arts
Exhibition: Carlos Motta: Your Monsters, Our Idols and Unorthodocs and Vanishing Acts in the Box
Location: 1871 N High St., Columbus, OH 43210
Hours: Tue–Wed 11am–5pm, Thur–Sat, 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–5pm

Stop #2: Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti Collection
Exhibition: I Hear America Singing: Contemporary Photography from America
Location: 632 Park St., Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Fri–Sun 10am–5pm

Take a break for lunch

Stop #3: Shot Tower Gallery
Exhibition: ImageOhio, A Changing World
Location: 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat Noon–4pm

Stop #4: Columbus College of Art & Design: Beeler Gallery
Exhibition: 1,000 miles per hour
Location: 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm

Stop #5: The Society for Photographic Education @ 400 W Rich
Exhibition: Critical Distance
Location: 400 W Rich St., Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Mon–Fri 10am–2pm, Second Friday 5pm–10pm

Head back to Cincinnati