Some of us are visual people. We must see things in order to comprehend them. When beholding 100 Years of Art: Celebrating Columbus’ Legacy at the Riffe Gallery, one thing is quite clear: Our city is an evolving creative force. This free exhibit is presented by the Ohio Arts Council in honor of the Columbus Bicentennial and celebrates art that shaped our heritage. It features more than 60 pieces by artists including George Bellows, Emerson Burkhart, Roy Lichtenstein, Elijah Pierce, and James Thurber. Melissa Wolfe from the Columbus Museum of Art, who curated this diverse tribute, credits our unique artistic personality to the “remarkably easy and dynamic exchange” among our communities. We indeed offer a rare blend of global context, Midwestern accessibility, and local fervor — and it couldn’t be more visually stunning. 100 Years of Art is on display through April 15. Free group tours are available by making a reservation. Click here for more photos.