Hi, Five.

We're turning five. Come celebrate with us!

 
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6:00PM - 7:00PM
SPONSOR PREVIEW RECEPTION

7:00PM - 10:00PM
CELEBRATION

 

In addition to a cocktail-style party, guests will get an exclusive sneak peek of our Fall exhibitions - Take Up Space & When Attitudes Become Chairs

Tickets to our 5th Year Anniversary Celebration, sponsorships and donations of all levels, and annual memberships all help Pizzuti Collection fulfill our mission and bring compelling contemporary art to Columbus’ doorstep. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from individuals and organizations to present a broad and diverse array of exhibitions accompanied by educational programs for our community. Join us.


OUR WORK

 

In September 2013, we opened our doors to the public officially for the first time with selections from Cuban artists, contemporary masters, and new talents entirely pulled from the family collection. Now, 5 short years and 40,000 visitors later, Pizzuti Collection has shared:

  • 16 EXHIBITIONS FEATURING
  • 617 ARTWORKS BY OVER
  • 200 ARTISTS FROM MORE THAN
  • 40 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

We've also provided FREE field trips and admission to thousands of students along with access to more than 1500 learning resources in our Art Library. Our shows have been recognized locally and nationally among the must-see exhibitions happening from coast to coast, again proving that Columbus is a Midwestern cultural capital. Boldly and unflinchingly, we have shared works that challenge tradition, address the concerns of our contemporary moment, are unabashedly beautiful, and open a window to our world.


OUR STORY

 

Sometime in the late 1960s, Ron Pizzuti found himself in Paris on a buying trip. Having grown tired of the usual tourist attractions, he wandered into a small gallery on a whim, and was amazed to find himself face to face with what he describes as “a day-glo Frank Stella protractor painting.” Little did he know that this chance encounter would set him and his wife Ann on the path to become recognized among the world’s most forward thinking collectors of contemporary art and design. Since acquiring their first piece in 1972 – Circus People by Dutch artist Karel Appel – they have grown to collect both contemporary masters and new faces keen on leaving their mark on the art world including Alexandre Arrechea, Sarah Cain, the Campana Brothers, Joris Laarman, Sudarshan Shetty, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, and Kehinde Wiley.

 

Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)
Circus People
1970, lithograph
28 x 20 inches

Acquired from PACE Gallery in Columbus, OH
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Karel Appel Foundation


OUR BUILDING

 

Decades since their passion for art was first kindled, Ron & Ann decided to share their passion with their community and in 2011 Ron and Ann founded our nonprofit organization - Pizzuti Collection – dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and educational exchange through exhibitions of global contemporary art, and pledging to share access to their private collection with the organization and our community. Soon, work began on our current home in the Short North. The former headquarters of the United Commercial Traveler’s Insurance Company, constructed in 1923, was transformed into the sleek, light-filled galleries that now welcome thousands of visitors and students each year. Once complete, the Pizzutis gifted the building to our nonprofit, to live on and serve the community with arts programming for years to come.  


SPONSORSHIP

We share the belief of our founders that art is critical to the health of individuals and communities, and can inspire transformation. With your help we can build upon the foundation laid by the Pizzutis and strengthen the exhibitions and educational programs we offer to our community and school children from across central Ohio. Pizzuti Collection, as part of Columbus's vibrant arts scene, has helped elevate our City's stature as a cultural destination, both nationally and internationally. In addition, it has helped catalyze Columbus as a creative capital that attracts and retains emerging, entrepreneurial talent and enterprises that are essential to our region's economic development.

Please click on the Sponsorship Levels below to see how your level of participation will be promoted and recognized.
To learn more and become a Sponsor, please contact Mark Zuzik at 614.300.3542 or
mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org.

 

"HI, FIVE" SPONSOR | $25,000+

"Hi, Five" Sponsor Benefits:

  • 10 tickets to 5th Anniversary Celebration on 9.7.18 including Sponsor Preview from 6PM - 7PM
  • 50 Complimentary Admission Passes to Pizzuti Collection Exhibitions
  • Event Rental Fee Waiver
  • Priority Reservations for a Pizzuti Collection Trip
  • Personal Tour with Chief Curator and Gift Package of Exhibition Catalogs and Artist Mugs
  • Opportunity for Meet and Greet with Artist(s)
  • Year-long Name and/or Logo Recognition on Donor Wall, ALL Advertisements (Print and Digital), Banners, Website, E-Newsletters, Publications, and Interior Signage

 

To learn more and become a "Hi, Five" Sponsor, please contact Mark Zuzik at 614.300.3542 or mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org

EXHIBITION SPONSOR | $10,000

Exhibition Sponsor Benefits:

  • 5 tickets to 5th Anniversary Celebration on 9.7.18 ncluding Sponsor Preview from 6PM - 7PM
  • 25 Complimentary Admission Passes to Pizzuti Collection Exhibitions
  • Priority Reservations for a Pizzuti Collection Trip
  • Personal Tour with Chief Curator and Gift Package of Exhibition Catalogs and Artist Mugs
  • Opportunity for Meet and Greet with Artist(s)
  • Name and/or Logo Recognition on Donor Wall, Exhibition-Specific Advertisements (Print and Digital) and Banners, Website, E-Newsletters, Publications, and Interior Signage

 

To learn more and become an Exhibition Sponsor, please contact Mark Zuzik at 614.300.3542 or mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org

PROGRAM SERIES SPONSOR | $5,000

Program Series Sponsor Benefits:

  • 5 tickets to 5th Anniversary Celebration on 9.7.18 including Sponsor Preview on 9.7.18 from 6PM - 7PM
  • 15 Complimentary Admission Passes to Pizzuti Collection Exhibitions
  • Opportunity for Meet and Greet with Artist(s)
  • Name and/or Logo Recognition on Donor Wall, Program Series-Specific Advertisements (Print and Digital), Website, and E-Newsletters

 

To learn more and become a Program Series Sponsor, please contact Mark Zuzik at 614.300.3542 or mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org

PROGRAM SPONSOR | $2,500

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Program Sponsor Benefits:

  • 2 tickets to 5th Anniversary Celebration on 9.7.18 including Sponsor Preview from 6PM - 7PM
  • 10 Complimentary Admission Passes to Pizzuti Collection Exhibitions
  • Opportunity for Meet and Greet with Artist(s)
  • Name and/or Logo Recognition on Donor Wall, Program-Specific Materials (Print and Digital), Website, and E-Newsletters

 

To learn more and become a Program Sponsor, please contact Mark Zuzik at 614.300.3542 or mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org

FIELD TRIP SPONSOR | $1,500

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Field Trip Sponsor Benefits:

  • 2 tickets to 5th Anniversary Celebration on 9.7.18 from 7PM - 10PM
  • 5 Complimentary Admission Passes to Pizzuti Collection Exhibitions
  • Opportunity to Chaperone Sponsored Field Trip(s)
  • Name and/or Logo Recognition on Donor Wall and Education-Specific Materials (Print and Digital Advertisements, Activity Books, etc.), Webpages, and E-Newsletters

 

To learn more and become a Field Trip Sponsor, please contact Mark Zuzik at 614.300.3542 or mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org