Whether you're awaiting the arrival of loved ones or have some extra time before your next flight, be sure to visit the many art displays and exhibits throughout Port Columbus International Airport.
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus is home to many artists of local and international fame, including George Bellows. Bellows is considered one of the greatest American painters of the 20th century. The Columbus Museum of Art showcases the work of Bellows in two wall displays located across from the airline ticket counters.
Columbus City Schools Student Artwork
Port Columbus' latest art exhibit showcases the creative talents of student artists within the Columbus City Schools. The student art brightens two areas of the terminal – the USO lobby outside Concourse C checkpoint and the hallway by the Big 10 shop near Concourse B. Besides the artists, their teachers and the K-12 Visual Arts Program administrators, the Airport Authority gratefully acknowledges Key Blueprint and Michael's for their valuable assistance in making this exhibit possible.
When you're in the atrium look up to see Speed Machines, a wall-mounted exhibit depicting the speed of flight. Purchased in 1995 from its creator, Roger Williams, this display illustrates the beauty and simplicity of flight.
Port Columbus Gateway to the Arts
Port Columbus Gateway to The Arts, an exhibit space located in the hallway behind Cup O' Joe, is collaboration between the Airport Authority and the Ohio Art League. The Ohio Art League, a membership-based nonprofit visual arts organization, coordinates the exhibits which rotate on a quarterly basis. The exhibits are currently on hold while the area is updated as part of the Terminal Modernization Program. The next exhibit is scheduled for winter of 2014/2015.
Brushstrokes in Flight
Standing 26 feet tall in the center of the atrium, Brushstrokes in Flight is a dynamic example of art in Ohio. Installed at Port Columbus in 1984, this beautiful sculpture was designed by the late Roy Lichtenstein (an Ohio State alumnus).
Legacy of Leadership
Visit the Mezzanine Level above the food court (near the entrance to Concourse B) and view the "walking" timeline of Port Columbus International Airport. From its opening in 1929 to present day, this visual history lesson honors those who were pivotal to the airport's development. This exhibit includes photos, news articles, political cartoons and many other interesting bits of history you won't see anywhere else.
Honoring veterans for their service and sacrifice, this 13-foot memorial stands in the sky-lit atrium as you enter Port Columbus. You'll find an exquisite bronze eagle perched upon four military helmets that rest on a granite base, inscribed with the poem "Soldier" by George L. Skypeck.