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Arts District

Arts District

In positioning all visual and performing arts disciplines around the revitalized entryway to campus at 15th Avenue and High Street, we are creating an arts ecosystem — an enduring, yet ever-evolving hub for artistic, educational, social and commercial interchange.

Undergraduate students
Graduate students
Faculty and lecturers
Ranked #15 in the United States and #27 worldwide for Best Global Universities for Arts and Humanities by U.S. News and World Report, the College of Arts and Sciences — and the newly developed Arts District — will foster passion for the arts.

Project Features

  • Our new facilities — the Timashev Family Music Building and the Theatre, Film and Media Arts Building — establish the Arts District as the new front door of the campus
  • The design of the new facilities is grounded in principles of openness, visibility, permeability and connectivity, which facilitates interactions across campus and with the community
  • Large windows wrap both buildings, providing the campus and community a view to creative activity within
  • An open, active outdoor plaza connects both new buildings
  • Streetscape includes a tree-canopied walkway, creating a new pedestrian route from the North Residential District to the Arts District and the heart of campus
Arts District Rendering

$17M gift supports Ohio State's College of Arts and Sciences

Ohio State alumnus Ratmir Timashev MS ’96 and his wife, Angela Timashev, have committed their charitable foundation to provide $17 million to the college. This gift — the largest philanthropic contribution made by an individual or foundation in the college’s history — will in part support construction of a new music building as part of the university’s emerging Arts District. 

In recognition of this incredible generosity, the new music building will be named the Timashev Family Music Building.

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Connect with us

If you are interested in learning more about how to support the Arts District or any of our arts programming in the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact the Arts and Sciences Office of Advancement at ascadvancement@osu.edu.