Featured Event

April 5, 2017 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Literary Night

We are thrilled to host Literary Night at the Pizzuti Collection featuring Ruth Awad, Barbara Fant, Dr. Pranav Jani, and Dr. Amit Majmudar (Ohio’s Poet Laureate). The current exhibition, Visions From India, serves as the backdrop to a night of moving, thoughtful, and poignant readings. Guests may explore the exhibition before and after the event.


Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection ‘Set to Music a Wildfire’ won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship.

Barbara Fant, originally from Youngstown, Ohio is a performance poet and an artist facilitator. She has been on three National Poetry slam teams from Columbus and has represented the city in four Individual National and World Poetry slam competitions. Her first poetry collection, Paint, Inside Out was released in April 2010 from Penmanship Books of New York City when she was awarded The Cora Craig Award for Young Women Authors. She is a former employee of the Huckleberry House and of Art for a Child’s Safe America. She is also a member of Transit Arts, ArtFluential of REACH communications, Is Said and the Advance Party and has also been a regular performer on the radio show Street Soldiers.

Pranav Jani is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University and author of Decentering Rushdie: Cosmopolitanism and the Indian Novel in English (2010). His areas of expertise include Postcolonial Studies, Asian American Studies, and Twentieth-Century British and American Literature. He is an experienced educator, longtime social-justice activist, and regular contributor to various publications including International Socialist Review and Socialist Worker.

The son of immigrants, poet and novelist Dr. Amit Majmudar grew up in the Cleveland area. He now lives and works in Dublin, OH. In his precise, often formally driven poems, Majmudar explores themes of identity, history, spiritual faith, and mortality. Majmudar is was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award and was chosen for the Donald Justice prize. Majmudar has also published the novels Partitions (2011) and The Abundance (2013). He has also contributed essays to the Kenyon Review blog, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books.

 


$12 General Admission
$10 Senior Admission
Free for members and students

Space is limited

Please RSVP to Mark Zuzik at mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org or 614-300-3542

 

Sponsored in part by: 

 
 
 

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February - March, 2017

Educator Appreciation Months

The Pizzuti Collection is pleased to provide educators with complimentary admission to visit our VISIONS FROM INDIA exhibition during the months of February and March.

This is an excellent opportunity for teachers, school administrators and community educators to see what we can offer you and your students: cutting edge contemporary art, smart programming, and groundbreaking exhibitions. 

 

For more information, please contact David Butler at 614-300-3577 or dbutler@pizzuticollection.org

 

We look forward to seeing you here.

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April 4, 2017 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Chai & Chat

This lecture series focuses on spotlight tours of specific artworks in Visions from India. It is an opportunity to further explore some of the salient themes in this exhibition and engage directly with works in the galleries through talks led by curators and invited specialists. After the walk through, we will gather in the library to continue the conversation and drink delicious Chai. All Pizzuti Collection Chai and a Chats are free for members as well as with museum admission, and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted. Chai and a Chat will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from 11 to 12 p.m. during the run of Visions from India (except for the month of July).

The first talk in this series is titled, Beasts and Bullets: Female Artists and the Indian Ecology hosted by Alejandra Rojas, Pizzuti Collection Curatorial Fellow.

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April 5, 2017 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Literary Night

We are thrilled to host Literary Night at the Pizzuti Collection featuring Ruth Awad, Barbara Fant, Dr. Pranav Jani, and Dr. Amit Majmudar (Ohio’s Poet Laureate). The current exhibition, Visions From India, serves as the backdrop to a night of moving, thoughtful, and poignant readings. Guests may explore the exhibition before and after the event.


Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection ‘Set to Music a Wildfire’ won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship.

Barbara Fant, originally from Youngstown, Ohio is a performance poet and an artist facilitator. She has been on three National Poetry slam teams from Columbus and has represented the city in four Individual National and World Poetry slam competitions. Her first poetry collection, Paint, Inside Out was released in April 2010 from Penmanship Books of New York City when she was awarded The Cora Craig Award for Young Women Authors. She is a former employee of the Huckleberry House and of Art for a Child’s Safe America. She is also a member of Transit Arts, ArtFluential of REACH communications, Is Said and the Advance Party and has also been a regular performer on the radio show Street Soldiers.

Pranav Jani is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University and author of Decentering Rushdie: Cosmopolitanism and the Indian Novel in English (2010). His areas of expertise include Postcolonial Studies, Asian American Studies, and Twentieth-Century British and American Literature. He is an experienced educator, longtime social-justice activist, and regular contributor to various publications including International Socialist Review and Socialist Worker.

The son of immigrants, poet and novelist Dr. Amit Majmudar grew up in the Cleveland area. He now lives and works in Dublin, OH. In his precise, often formally driven poems, Majmudar explores themes of identity, history, spiritual faith, and mortality. Majmudar is was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award and was chosen for the Donald Justice prize. Majmudar has also published the novels Partitions (2011) and The Abundance (2013). He has also contributed essays to the Kenyon Review blog, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books.

 


$12 General Admission
$10 Senior Admission
Free for members and students

Space is limited

Please RSVP to Mark Zuzik at mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org or 614-300-3542

 

Sponsored in part by: 

 
 
 

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April 13, 2017 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Pacesetters After Hours presented by PNC Arts Alive!

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INTRIGUED BY CONTEMPORARY ART?
Explore the groundbreaking exhibition Visions from India at Pacesetters After Hours presented by PNC Arts Alive! 

After our doors close, one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary art provides the inspirational backdrop to a night of culture and community. Grab a colleague or two and connect with fellow art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy the incredible art of the exhibition, mingle with fellow members of the community, all while enjoying refreshments from local patrons. Complimentary admission is made possible by support from PNC Arts Alive!

This month’s After Hours is hosted by Columbus Young Professionals Club – CYPclub.com, a group of volunteers dedicated to making Columbus a great place to live, work, and play through events, professional development, and community advocacy.

We are also proud to partner with the Columbus Craft Beer Alliance. The Columbus Craft Beer Alliance supports and promotes great craft beer in the Columbus area through signature events and by creating connections in craft beer.


COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION
This event is 21 and over

Join the Pacesetters Social Classroom to get an insider’s look at the artists in our exhibition.

 

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