The opening of New Middles, the 2021 Exhibition of Exhibit Columbus, powered by Cummins Inc., is just around the corner!  

On Saturday, August 21 Exhibit Columbus will host an entire day of free events that will allow you to get to know the curators, designers, architects, and artists through a series of conversations at First Christian Church and at the Mill Race Park Amphitheater. Details of the events are below. 
Saturday, August 21
Exhibition Opens to the Public 
Opening Day will enliven downtown Columbus, as it celebrates the city’s architecture and design legacy with site-specific installations, photography, and graphic identity and wayfinding. This weekend is the only opportunity during the exhibition’s three-month run to see it all along with the architects, landscape architects, artists and designers who created the installations.
The 2021 Exhibition opens to the public with introductions and conversations by the curators and participants, tours, and live music in Mill Race Park. Visit the Events page on Exhibit Columbus’ website to view full list of events and register. All Opening Day events are free and open to everyone.
10:00 am EDT
Walking Tour with 2021 Exhibit Columbus Photography Fellows 
RSVP now for a special, guided walking tour of the Exhibition alongside the 2021 Exhibit Columbus Photography Fellows Virginia Hanusik and David Schalliol! You are invited you to view the exhibition through the lens of their work, on display at various locations around downtown. On this tour, hear more from them about their photography practice and documentation of the Mississippi Watershed and Columbus. (20 person maximum event) 
1–3:30 pm EDT
Part One: University Design Research Fellows,
Exhibition Conversation
First Christian Church
Join us for the first series of conversations featuring the 2021 Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellows. Including seven installations on display, their work is an extension of existing research by leading professors of architecture and design, and investigate issues such as watershed ecologies, non-human habitat, and material reuse.
7–9:30 pm EDT
Part Two: J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize,
Exhibition Conversation
Mill Race Park Ampitheatre
Don't miss the Opening Weekend's final conversations featuring the 2021 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize recipients. These five internationally acclaimed design studios represent practices that celebrate design and have a deep interest in research and making. They have been awarded Miller Prizes for their commitment to the transformative power that architecture, art, and design have to improve people’s lives and make cities better places to live.

We'll wrap the night with Twilight Music in Mill Race Park featuring 2021 Exhibit Columbus graphic designer Jeremiah Chiu and Enrique Ramirez, with additional music sampling bat sounds from sound artists Shawn Chiki and Zach Williams of Onokio. 
About Exhibit Columbus
Exhibit Columbus is an exploration of architecture, art, design, and community that activates the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana. It creates a cycle of programming that uses this context to convene conversations around innovative ideas and commissions site-responsive installations in a free, public exhibition.
Coming soon!
Explore Exhibit Columbus on the New Columbus, IN Tours App
Once the exhibition opens you’ll be able to take an audio tour using our free Columbus, IN Tours App. The tour will include information about each installation, images, and audio of the designers talking about their work. 

Look for "Columbus IN Tours" for Apple or Android.