Thurber's Columbus

5/18/19 - 8/18/19

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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The Ohio State University

Thompson Library Gallery

1858 Neil Ave. Mall

Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 688-8676

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How does our home shape who we are? James Thurber (1894–1961), one of the most popular writers and cartoonists of the mid-twentieth century, grew up in Columbus, Ohio. As an adult Thurber moved away from the city, yet his hometown left an indelible mark on his imagination and was a source of inspiration throughout his career. This exhibit explores Thurber’s early life, works inspired by his experiences here, and his legacy in Columbus and beyond. Admission is free.