June 6, 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 next talk in this series is titled, Finding Our Bearings: Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore hosted by Greer Pagano, Pizzuti Collection Chief Curator.


Chai & Chat Series Schedule

Finding Our Bearings: Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore | June 6
Bodies in Motion with Tyler Cann | August 1
The Global Indian with Mytheli Sreenivas  | September 5
Waiting for Others to Arrive: The works of Sudarshan Shetty | October 3

May 25, 2017 | 7:00PM

Kanishka Raja Artist Talk

Join us for an enlightening and insightful conversation with artist Kanishka Raja, whose works are featured in our current exhibition, Visions From India, on view through October 28, 2017.

Kanishka Raja’s stunning paintings of architectural spaces comment on travel, transitions, liminality, and the possibility of being perpetually placeless. At the same time Raja’s layered and visually complex works require us to examine our assumptions about visual coherence and thus embrace slippages and the loss of perspective as standard modes of being in our contemporary global world.

The event is free with general admission, and free to members and students.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Programs Coordinator Mark Zuzik at mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org or 614-300-3542.

Sponsored in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

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: 


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.

March 10, 2017 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Visions From India | Public Opening

Join us for the public opening of our newest groundbreaking exhibition, Visions From India. The celebration of India, full of color, innovation, and delight features large-scale installations, lush colorful paintings, video works, remarkable sculptures from the 21st century and an accompanying survey of Francis Newton Souza will present one of the most important 20th century Indian painters.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Pizzuti Collection will host an array of programming: ArtistTalks (featuring Sudarshan Shetty among others); Poetry Nights (including Ohio’s Poet Laureate Dr. Amit Majmudar); Family Programming with story times in collaboration with the Bexley Public Library; conversations with scholars from The Ohio State University; special events for young professionals and supporters; and musical guests throughout the year.


March 9, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Visions From India | Member Opening

Join us for the member opening of Visions From India, a celebration of India full of color, innovation, and delight, with large-scale installations, lush colorful paintings, video works, and remarkable sculptures. The exhibition showcases two significant Columbus-based collections, Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the Pizzuti Collection and The Progressive Master: Francis Newton Souza from the Rajadhyaksha Collection, offering an unprecedented look at modern and contemporary art from India.

Visions From India is a celebration of artists who proffer their own paths that link them to India and the rest of the world. They show us the plurality and wonder that makes any place a home, a nation, an idea, and an inspiration. This groundbreaking exhibition is a remarkable gathering and an opportunity to state again that “US IS THEM,” that artists from all nations are part of our global community.

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

December 14, 2016 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Members Appreciation Night


Let’s raise a glass together and celebrate.  

Please join us as we toast a stellar year of incredible growth and fantastic programming. We want to express our gratitude to you – our members, supporters, and friends. Your support has helped us expand our programs so we can better serve our community. We are grateful for your belief in our work and proud to have you with us as we explore the world of contemporary art.

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