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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
6th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

6th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our now on view Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, Read More…

Posted in CMA Photo Hunts
The “F” Word

The “F” Word

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend at art museums.   We get all pinched-faced, sweaty-palmed, and somewhat defensive when we hear the “f” word.  I’m not talking about the four-letter word that rhymes with duck.  I’m talking about the 3- letter word Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
Art Lab, Project Pivot, and Teens at CMA

Art Lab, Project Pivot, and Teens at CMA

If you happened to be in the museum on Wednesdays recently, you may have noticed the surplus of high-school-aged youth engaging in various activities. Project Pivot, the 4-year partnership with the Arts and College Preparatory Academy (artcollegeprep.org), is a high Read More…

Posted in CMA for Teens, Musings from the Center for Creativity
5th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

5th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our upcoming exhibition Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, which opens November 15, and is the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional Read More…

Posted in CMA Photo Hunts
Wishing for Wonder

Wishing for Wonder

The first generation of the Wonder Room closed last Sunday.  On Monday we removed the Calder mobile and the giant Balkenhol Head.  We boxed up the dowel rods, dishes, and animal parts.  We tore down the Fort.  In a few Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations
4th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

4th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our upcoming exhibition Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey Read More…

Posted in CMA Photo Hunts
Family Ties

Family Ties

When families discover Columbus Museum of Art for the first time, they’re often surprised and delighted. I met this endearing family during their very first visit to CMA this fall. “We didn’t know the art museum had so many things Read More…

Posted in Visitor Stories and Conversations