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Best Arts Show/Exhibition of 2012: Annie Leibovitz at the Wexner Center

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On any given weekend, there are many arts exhibitions and shows worth taking in. Ranging from small boutique galleries to larger museum-like spaces, there’s plenty to be found to view and enjoy.

When we polled our readers on their favorite exhibition of the year, they chose what was probably the biggest and most significant one: The Annie Leibovitz show at The Wexner Center. This exhibit included this world famous photographer’s Master Set of 156 images on display for the first time ever in a museum setting. There were also photos from her “Pilgrimage” set as well as a collage of photos taked by Leibovitz of artists involved with the Wexner Center, uniquely tying the show to Columbus.

A review of the show by Jeff Regensburger can be found HERE.

The Top 10 Arts Shows/Exhibitions of 2012:

  1. Annie Leibovitz at the Wexner Center
  2. The Columbus Arts Festival
  3. Urban Scrawl 6
  4. Public Art Series
  5. 83 Gallery Exhibitions
  6. Exhibitions at The Columbus Museum of Art
  7. Gallery shows at MadLab
  8. Student shows at CCAD
  9. Monthly shows at Gallery Hop
  10. S.P.A.C.E. 2012

Photo by Kevin Fitzsimons.

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  • @Walker- Besides the top three and #10 on this list, it seems the entries are pretty general. Can you give some insight as to how this list was compiled? Did you add up all the votes for specific shows at the different venues for the final tally? Or was voting just this non-specific?

  • This was a new category for this year, and unfortunately I think it confused a lot of voters. Most people voted for venues or festivals rather than specific shows or exhibitions. I think it might have been a tough one to ask given that it might be hard to remember shows from earlier in the year. We didn’t want to omit too many answers completely, so included the ones where people voted for venues rather than shows.

    Might have to re-work it for next year. ;)

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