Thurber's Columbus

Thurber's Columbus
Thompson Library
Thompson Gallery (Room 125)
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1286

May 18, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Exhibit Hours: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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How does our home shape who we are? James Thurber (1894–1961), one of the most popular writers and cartoonists of the mid-twentieth century, grew up in Columbus, Ohio. As an adult Thurber moved away from the city, yet his hometown left an indelible mark on his imagination and was a source of inspiration throughout his career. This exhibit explores Thurber’s early life, works inspired by his experiences here, and his legacy in Columbus and beyond.

Curated by Jolie Braun with assistance from Eric J. Johnson

Image by James Thurber, copyright © by Rosemary A. Thurber
Exhibit Thompson Library Exhibit

Photo of Jolie Braun Jolie Braun
Curator of Modern Literature & Manuscripts

Photo of Eric Johnson Eric Johnson
Curator, THO Spec Collections