Controversy 2 Review on “The Big Think”

We were so excited to read the review of Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About that we forgot to post it! Columnist Bob Duggan wrote about the exhibit, “the organizers don’t just dare to touch the third rail but dance along its length while inviting viewers to dance with them. By opening up the conversation about what we don’t talk about when we talk about art, Controversy 2 takes us to the dark side and sheds light not only on the pieces themselves but also on how to talk about them.”

This is exactly what we were hoping  to accomplish with the exhibit. What do you think of Controversy 2? What conversations do the objects inspire you to have?

Read the full review on The Big Think.  Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See, will be on view at the Ohio History Center February 29 through December 30, 2012.  Admission to this special exhibit is included with paid museum admission or free to Ohio Historical Society members. The Museum in the Ohio History Center is open Wed. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.  The Archives/Library is open Wed. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., (closed on Sunday). The Ohio Historic Preservation Office is open Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For general information about the Ohio Historical Society, call 614.297.2300 or 800.686.6124 or visit

A.O’Neal (Dir. Collections Services)


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