Art Displays

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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.


Speed Machines

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

Gateway to The Arts, an exhibit space located beside the new business center in the ticketing lobby, is a 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.


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-NEW LOCATION COMING SOON!

Soon you can visit the Legacy of Leadership on the ticketing level 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.


Veterans Monument

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.