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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
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