List of public art in Columbus, Ohio

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These Are My Jewels

Columbus, Ohio has an extensive public art collection.



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Greenwood Park Sofa in 2005
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Statue of Benjamin Franklin
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Statue of Friedrich Schiller
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Umbrella Girl

Works at the Ohio Statehouse

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The William McKinley Monument

Former works

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Columbus Museum of Art Museum in Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Downtown Columbus, Ohio Neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio

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Statue of Christopher Columbus (Columbus City Hall) Statue in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Alexander AEP Park Park in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Battelle Riverfront Park Park in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Genoa Park Park in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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James W. Barney Pickaweekee Story Grove Sculpture series in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Statue of Christopher Columbus (Ohio Statehouse) Statue in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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<i>Spanish–American War Memorial</i> (Columbus, Ohio) Sculpture in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Columbus Firefighters Memorial Memorial in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Scioto Mile Park in Columbus, Ohio

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Scioto Mile Promenade Park and promenade in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

The Scioto Mile Promenade, also known simply as the Promenade, is a public park and promenade in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The park is part of the Scioto Mile network of parks and trails around the city's downtown area, and has a riverwalk stretching along the east bank of the Scioto River, from Battelle Riverfront Park to Bicentennial Park.

Santa Maria Ship & Museum Museum ship in Columbus, Ohio

The Santa Maria Ship & Museum was a museum ship in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The craft was a full-size replica of the Santa María, one of three ships Christopher Columbus used in his first voyage to the Americas. The ship was displayed in Columbus from 1991 to 2014, when it had to be relocated due to the Scioto Mile project reshaping the riverbanks. The Santa Maria has sat on a city-owned lot since its relocation.


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