Since its beginning, Columbus has been a source of inspiration for artists. So it's fitting that the Columbus Museum of Art is kicking off the city's bicentennial celebration with an exhibition of Columbus-centric art.

Since its beginning, Columbus has been a source of inspiration for artists. So it’s fitting that the Columbus Museum of Art is kicking off the city’s bicentennial celebration with an exhibition of Columbus-centric art.

“Columbus Views,” which will run through next spring, features works by both household names and less-well-known artists. You’ll find paintings by George Bellows, Emerson Burkhart and Aminah Robinson, as well as photography by William Parker Little, a more obscure artist who spent portions of his life in Columbus. The city’s most vibrant neighborhoods will be on display in the art, so while you admire the work, you can get a sense of your street’s history.