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Columbus Museum of Art Honors Art Matters Chair
Sep 17, 2015

For Immediate Release:September 17, 2015 Media Contact:Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303                        nancy.colvin@cmaohio.org  Columbus Museum of Art Honors Art Matters ChairCMAs New Sculpture Garden dedicated to Patty Jurgensen  (Columbus, OH) The Columbus Museum of Art today announced its new sculpture garden will be named the Patricia M. Jurgensen Sculpture Garden, to be known as Pattys Garden, in honor of Patricia M. Patty Jurgensen. Patty Jurgensen, long-time CMA Trustee and co-chair of the Museums Art Matters Endowment and Capital Campaign, passed away in February of this year.  Patty Jurgensen was passionate about art and about preserving the Museum for future generations.She was elected to the Columbus Museum of Art Board of Trustees in 2001. She served as Secretary of the Board in 2006 and 2007 and as Vice President from 2008 2010. With their Co-Chairs Ann S. and Thomas E. Hoaglin, Patty and her husband Jerry Jurgensen, former CEO of Nationwide, led the Art Matters campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the Museums history.  Im incredibly sad that Patty wont be here to celebrate the opening of the new wing she helped build, but to name the garden after her is incredibly important, said Nannette V. Maciejunes, CMA Executive Director. Pattys Garden is a warm, welcoming space. I imagine a great deal of life happening here, lunches with friends on the patio, quiet walks through the birches, and weddings on the lawn.  I think Patty would appreciate that.  The new garden, located on the north side of the Museum, was designed by MKSK, a Columbus-based landscape architecture firm. The garden features four sections: the patio located off the Museums new restaurant, Schokko Art Café, the Sycamore Grove, the Event Lawn and the Birch Walk.  Pattys Garden will also be home to several works from the Museums collection including: Susan Philipszs Study for Strings the first sound sculpture in CMAs collection, Aristide Maillols The Mountain, and George Rickeys Two Lines Up Excentric Variation VI. The gardens sustainable design and water conservation features have earned it a Green Spot designation by the City of Columbus. Pattys Garden uses native and naturalized plant material, features crushed aggregate paving that is permeable and reduces runoff, and also has water retention system.  Pattys Garden, along with the Museums new Margaret M. Walter wing, will open to the public with a Community Grand Opening, presented by PNC Arts Alive on Sunday, October 25. The event marks the completion of the third and final phase of the Museums Art Matters campaign.  The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Henry D. and Carol B. Clark, Hermann Vorys, Fred Sands Family, Sayre Charitable, and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.   #     #     #]]>


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