Columbus, Ohio: (F) A-R-T Sculpture

If you stand in just the right spot, a streetlight post completes the word.

Columbus Art Museum

Address:
483 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH
Directions:
In the parking lots behind the Columbus Art Museum, at the corner of Gay St. and Washington Ave. Stand near the stone pyramid on the grass median (it parallels Washington Ave.) between the two parking lots, and look west toward the ART sculpture that straddles Gay St. The view is best when there are no leaves on the trees.
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(F)-A-R-T... uh, not quite. (F) A-R-T Sculpture

Agree with prior communications that this, and other downtown Columbus sites, are nicely and easily viewed on weekend mornings. With regard to this "attraction," it is best viewed in the winter months as the trees on the nearby street have grown and their summer leaves obscure the letters, especially the "T"

[Hal Clarke, 07/20/2011]

We tried for it last week and couldn't quite contort to squeeze out the proper letter arrangement. And the people standing over near the museum were laughing at us.

It's F-ART. (F)A-R-T Sculpture

It's best to be in downtown Columbus on a weekend in the morning, because you can actually stop and weave your way around to masterpieces like this without worrying about traffic. Plus parking is free!

[Daniel, 01/02/2011]
Odd juxtaposition in ART sign. (F) A-R-T Sculpture

Straddling Gay Street at the Columbus College of Art and Design is a giant, red 100-foot sculpture spelling out A-R-T. However when viewed from a certain angle in the parking lot of the nearby Columbus Museum of Art, two nearby lampposts form an "F" and it seems to spell something quite different.

[Nathan Forrider, 11/10/2006]

Nathan sent a news clipping of the same juxtaposition as he first saw it documented in the Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 3, 2005.

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