A grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 20, will honor the transformation and renovation of the historic Sullivant Hall, situated at the traditional gateway to Ohio State’s campus, at the corner of High Street and 15th Avenue. On that day, the public is invited to an afternoon of festivities to honor the building and the university’s arts departments and centers that are housed there. Events include:
- A grand ribbon-cutting and remarks from leaders from The Ohio State University, celebrating the opening of the transformed Sullivant Hall and honoring major donors, Lawrence and Isabel Barnett. (12:30 p.m.)
- Sullivant’s Travels, a site-specific promenade performance work by world-renowned director/choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, which serves as the centerpiece for the grand opening. With 11 simultaneous performance elements, Sullivant’s Travels will feature artists and performers from Ohio State’s Department of Dance, School of Music, and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), with a cast of more than 35 dancers and 50 vocalists. (1 p.m. and 4 p.m.)
- Open houses in the building’s resident units: Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD); Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy; Department of Dance; Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise. In addition, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum will be open (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.).
NOTE: The Barnett Symposium will take place on the two days leading up to the Grand Opening, September 18 and 19. For information, go here.