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Experiments in White

Experiments in White

Elaine and her daughter Lydia were engrossed in looking when I met them. The object of their sustained concentration wasn’t a work of art; it was a new sign in the Center for Creativity called Whiteout. “We can’t find the Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
CMA and 2014 Columbus Arts Fest Challenge

CMA and 2014 Columbus Arts Fest Challenge

Join CMA and Greater Columbus Arts Council at the Columbus Arts Festival located on the Riverfront on June 6, 7, and 8. The Riverfront will be transformed  into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s  top artists display their Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
CMA May Construction Update

CMA May Construction Update

Construction of the Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing and the renovation of the Ross Wing, an addition the Museum built in 1974 that housed the Museum’s lobby and temporary exhibition space are moving along and we’re excited to share Read More…

Posted in CMA Expansion, Uncategorized
Middle School Redo and Role Models

Middle School Redo and Role Models

My name is Alvin White, and I am a Teaching Artist at the Columbus Museum of Art. Imagine walking into a middle school classroom and you’ve become the star of 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Students are high-fiving you, asking Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Lessons from a Boxer

Lessons from a Boxer

“This is a great place to learn about yourself.  You can get in tune with a lot of learning and things you didn’t know about yourself and your family here, like patience.” Armond shared this wisdom with me as he Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
Encounters with Nudity

Encounters with Nudity

Navigating nudity in art during a visit alone or with family and friends can be challenging for many of us. Indeed, I have been uncomfortable making sense of some works that contain nudity on view at CMA.  For me, every Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
Art in Bloom Photo Hunt Gallery

Art in Bloom Photo Hunt Gallery

To celebrate Spring and our biennial Art in Bloom (where floral designers interpret museum masterpieces), we asked mobile photographers to give us their take on the theme witha  special Art in Bloom Photo Hunt. More than 250 photos were submitted Read More…

Posted in CMA Photo Hunts
Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of a Museum Educator

Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of a Museum Educator

If you’ve ever worked in the field of museum education, you know that people “on the outside” have no idea what that means. “That must be so fun,” we hear a lot. Yes, it is fun! However, no, we don’t Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Breaking Tradition. Breaking Ground: Construction Update #1

Breaking Tradition. Breaking Ground: Construction Update #1

Here’s what’s been building at Columbus Museum of Art. April 2014 Construction Update ·        If you’ve visited the Museum recently you’ve noticed that the 1974 addition has been stripped down to the steel frame. ·        The elevator shaft at the Read More…

Posted in CMA Expansion
Special Art in Bloom Photo Hunt

Special Art in Bloom Photo Hunt

Celebrate Art in Bloom with our special spring CMA Photo Hunt. This special CMA Photo Hunt is inspired by our upcoming Art in Bloom, and this Kirchner work, one of the 20 + works floral designers will also be interpreting Read More…

Posted in CMA Photo Hunts