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More changes…

This past weekend, it rained in Derby Court for the first time in nearly 60 years. The court was originally an open-air court, but was covered in the 1950s. We’ve begun removing the roof to make way for the vaulted-glass skylight that will be added as part of the renovation.

 

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This is Gallery 10, shades of the past. You can see the darker squares of paint where the paintings hung until last October.

 

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These are pictures of floor in one of the galleries. We’re testing different finishes, light or dark, hmmm…

 

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Angela Pace of WBNS 10 TV stopped in for a tour of the ongoing renovations.

 

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Nannette Maciejunes
CMA Executive Director

Posted in Notes from Nannette

3 Responses to More changes…

  1. Jennifer says:

    Dark please!

  2. Kevin Byrd says:

    Nanette-

    I really enjoy reading your blog entries. They are very informative and entertaining.

    I am curious to know if you and/or your staff are aware of the upcoming auction lot in the link that follows:

    http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/LotDetail.jsp?lot_id=159600885

    I am a fan and collector of Burkhart, and from what I know, this is one of his better known works, especially in the self-portait category. Is there any chance the CMA might consider trying to add this work to their Burkhart collection? I attended Michael Hall’s book launch event, and I recall that you mentioned that the museum already has more than enough Burkhart paintings, but this one is pretty special, don’t you agree? I think it belongs here in Columbus. Your thoughts?

  3. cma_blog says:

    Thank you Kevin, I’m glad you enjoy the blog. Yes, we are aware of the auction. It is exciting to see an artist long-admired in the Columbus community is getting wider attention. The art world is looking anew at figurative painting — especially those artists who worked or continue to work in communities like Columbus, like Pierce, Bellows, Aminah, and of course, Burkhart. CMA owns a wonderful Burkhart self-portrait.

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