Last Wednesday night, we held the public reception for the student exhibition, Genus Genius, at the Postal Plaza. Over a hundred people came out to see work by thirty students that was slated to be destroyed the very next morning. Demolition of the Postal Plaza, which is being transformed into a downtown gallery and storage space for the OSU Museum of Art, began on schedule Thursday morning, and museum staff were on hand to record the last moments of Genus Genius and the first steps toward the rebirth of the Postal Plaza. Here’s the whole story, in pictures (click the images to enlarge):
As demolition continues, we’ll be sure to keep you updated. And thanks to all of you who came out last Wednesday to support our students! If you took the opportunity to sign up for our mailing list at the reception, you’ll be first in line for announcements about future events and tours of the construction as it progresses—and if you didn’t, there’s still time! Just email us and we will add you to the list. You can also follow the progress of the Postal Plaza, see more photos of this event, and get news about exhibitions at the Gardiner Gallery by visiting our Facebook page.
Photos in this post were taken by Jean Longo, Shawn Yuan, and Louise Siddons.