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Exhibit Columbus announces 2024–25 curators: Preservation Futures, Mila Lipinski, Too Black, Rusal Mowatt, and Could Be Design

No. 5

Exhibit Columbus announces 2024–25 curators: Preservation Futures, Mila Lipinski, Too Black, Rusal Mowatt, and Could Be Design

The fifth iteration of Exhibit Columbus will open to the masses on August 15, 2025. (Hadley Fruits/Courtesy Landmark Columbus Foundation)

Exhibit Columbus officials have announced the names of seven curatorial partners who will determine the theme and participants of the 2024–25 cycle, now in its fifth iteration. The announcement follows on the heels of the 2023 exposition Public by Design which centered the perspectives of local Columbus residents to inform 13 installations across the Indiana city.

The 2024-25 cycle’s curators are: Could Be Design’s Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison; Indianapolis-based poet Too Black; Duvall Decker’s Mila Lipinski of Jackson, Mississippi; Dr. Rusal Mowatt from North Carolina State University; and Elizabeth Blasius and Jonathan Solomon of Preservation Futures.

For Richard McCoy, executive director of Landmark Columbus Foundation, Exhibit Columbus’s fifth cycle is a time to reflect, and think about the future. “This is a milestone event for our organization, and we are thrilled to have such an inspiring group of curators for the 5th Cycle of Exhibit Columbus,” McCoy said in a statement.

“The Landmark team has worked to reimagine how Exhibit Columbus can be used to explore challenges in the heart of one of America’s most celebrated design cities and selected curatorial partners that will excel in this work,” added McCoy. “This will be a very special two-year cycle that culminates with the exhibition opening in August 2025.”

On June 26, Exhibit Columbus No. 5 will launch at a community kickoff event in downtown Columbus, Indiana, at Helen Haddad Hall. Then later this year on October 24–25, a symposium will be held announcing the participants.

Then on February 21–22, 2025, the named participants will present their designs. As in past iterations, it all culminates on August 15, 2025 when Exhibit Columbus opens to the public. The installations will be on view in Columbus through the end of November 2025.

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