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Art Lab Teens and Social Sundays

Art Lab Teens and Social Sundays

Art Lab’s most recent Social Sunday was a fun and engaging learning experience for both our teen interns and Museum visitors. Art Lab teens drew inspiration from artists who work with unconventional materials to create engaging artwork.  The teens specifically Read More…

Posted in CMA for Teens
See, Think, Wonder

See, Think, Wonder

This month I spent time lingering near a favorite sculpture currently on view at CMA.  Back of Kelly by Evan Penny is a contemporary work that captivates visitor attention.  In fact, it kind of freaks people out which is why Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
Art of Matrimony Gallery

Art of Matrimony Gallery

For more than two thousand years, the ketubbah, or Hebrew marriage contract, has been an integral part of Jewish culture. Found in the homes of married Jews, whether wealthy or poor, scholar or layman, in the West or in the Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
Can We Really “Study” the Visual Arts?

Can We Really “Study” the Visual Arts?

Cindy Foley, the director of education at Columbus Museum of Art, wrote an article for LearnNow.org asking the question “Can We Really ‘Study’ the Visual Arts?” In the article, she shares a unique perspective on what the visual arts can Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Hearts for Art for Valentine’s Day

Hearts for Art for Valentine’s Day

Get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day and help spread your love of art with our HeartsforArt project, February 11-15. o   Pick up a free felt/paper heart at the Admissions Desk o   Place the heart on the floor in front Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
Getting to the “Point”

Getting to the “Point”

Since I’ve been photographing visitors at CMA, I have noticed a great deal of pointing going on.  Our visitors point at paintings and sculptures.  They point from across the room; they point up close. And I notice that some people don’t look Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
Artists Invoke Wonder at CMA

Artists Invoke Wonder at CMA

Eight Columbus artists contributed their talents, skills, and imagination to help us inspire awe and promote a spirit of play in the new Wonder Room. We are proud and delighted that these artists took a risk along with us, that Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
Why Not Try

Why Not Try

Why not try is a new mantra I’ve been trying to wrap my head around. I have a CMA visitor to thank for this statement.  It was in the form of a tape creation at one of our in-gallery activities Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
The New Wonder Room: Icing on the Cake

The New Wonder Room: Icing on the Cake

“Hi, what are you doing?” I whispered as I crouched, on hands and knees, under the treehouse. “We’re imagining there’s a troll living up there in the treehouse,” Marina shared.  “We’re the elves.” “Elves are nice,” added Pilar. I smiled Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
People’s Choice Awards

People’s Choice Awards

I’ve been thinking lately about the music industry People’s Choice Awards.  In all honesty, I can’t say that I follow them. I can’t reliably name any recipient of recent awards, although I could probably guess a few names based on Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations