Posted last month about Discovering Columbus, a free and quirky art exhibition that allows visitors to climb 70 feet above Columbus Circle and hang out in a fully-furnished, 810 square foot “living room” that has been built around the 13-foot-tall statue of Christopher Columbus.
WSJ writer (and native Upper West Sider) Ralph Gardner penned a column about the exhibit earlier this week.
You can read the full post at WSJ.com — it also includes a bit of Columbus Circle history.
The exhibit runs through November 18th and tickets are free, but they’re starting to go fast.
All tickets are currently listed as “sold out” until Tuesday, 10/16 — and that date only has one afternoon time slot available.
The first weekday with available evening time slots (i.e. 6 pm or later) isn’t until Monday, 10/29 (there’s an 8:30 pm slot open on Sunday, 10/28).
If you’re interested in checking out Discovering Columbus, I highly recommend you reserve your tickets now — they’re available at the Public Art Fund’s website.
Here’s another clip of the exhibit I found on YouTube. It’s quite possible this is someone’s vacation video, but I thought it gives a good first-person view of the exhibit in a decidedly casual way.
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