About Jennifer Poleon

CMA's Digital Communications Manager, writer, artist, traveler, film fanatic and local foods lover, former magazine editor turned arts professional, and creator of the CMA Photo Hunt Project

New Mobile Photography Exhibition at Columbus Museum of Art

CMA Photo Hunt Mobile Photography reception

Columbus Museum of Art presents our fifth exhibition of mobile photography. It’s all part of our ongoing CMA Photo Hunt project, a social campaign to connect mobile photographers to art and each other.

CMA Mobile Photography Exhibition and Opening Reception

@mikhmisho, a gallery assistant from Cleveland in front of one of three of her photos selected for CMA’s current Mobile Photography Exhibition.

Challenges for this round of CMA Photo Hunts were inspired by our recent Modern Dialect exhibition, and were selected from nearly 2,000 photos submitted from hundreds of photographers around the world. More than 3 dozen photographers (from everywhere from Argentina to Russia to Kuwait to Texas, Columbus and more) submitted the 54 images selected for the installation at CMA.

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Mobile Photographer @klj_francis, whose work was selected for the Still Life challenge, takes in the photos selected from the Industrial Challenge inspired by CMA’s recent Modern Dialect exhibition.

Mobile photographers responded to the following 6 challenges: Abstraction, Rural, Industrial, Still Life, Surrealism, Portraits.

@_mattsteele_ in front of his photo (bottom middle) selected in the Surrealism challenge.

@_mattsteele_ in front of his photo (bottom middle) selected in the Surrealism challenge.

Congrats to the following selected photographers:

@_mattsteele_
@_thisspace_
@17Sienna
@5Lyfe
@614ScottSmith
@amaybean
@AmysReflections
@alleycat_photography
@ashleyfrangie
@BlueCaribe
@BobbieTealPhotography
@cbusgodfather
@Clasauratops
@CowtownChad
@Csallquist
@DCwade
@durtball
@Faytlefoto
@GoodMorningState
@Groeniger
@Half_Exposed_Studio
@Hawilli2
@hmacie
@Kandice13
@K3lly_maynumi
@klj_francis
@KontikyKontiky
@LittleCoal
@longjenna
@mariannaMax
@Marysageek
@megancorwin
@Mikhomisho
@Njcarron
@Oggsie
@rominaressia
@SharpSchuette
@Sperk01
@suedaykwt
@SunsetMeridian
@timofwoods
@Wearnold
@Willet_Skillet

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Only a few photographers have had photos selected in each of CMA’s 5 mobile photography exhibitions including @17Sienna and @faytlefoto (pictured here left to right), and @_thisspace_ and @614ScottSmith (not pictured).

To date more than 7,000 images have been submitted in our ongoing CMA Photo Hunt project. With our initial mobile photography exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced exhibition based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Be sure to check out the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery to see all the creative mobile photos submitted to date.

Our 5th exhibition of mobile photography is on view September 19, 2014 – November 9, 2014.

We’re excited to be able to lead the way in showcasing the power of social media and smart phones as a means of creative expression and connection. Be sure to stay tuned for a MAJOR announcement in the coming weeks on our next big mobile photography project!

 

Ask a Curator Day 2014

Ask a Curator Day 2014

Columbus Museum of Art joins hundreds of museums from around the world in participating in the 2014 Ask A Curator Day on September 17, 2014.

How do curators decide how artwork should be displayed? How does an exhibition come together? Find out these questions and more. Follow CMA and the conversation on Twitter.

Date: September 17, 2014
Who: CMA’s Chief Curator Dominique Vasseur will be answering questions on Twitter from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
What: Tweet us @columbusmuseum and include the hashtag #AskACurator.

 

Modern Dialect Photo Challenge 6: Portrait

Carter, Clarence Holbrook - Down the River_fine

This last mobile photography challenge delves into yet another style featured in our Modern Dialect exhibition. Get inspired by this Modernist American art exhibition, then respond with your take on the sixth challenge in the series:

  • Capture something that reflects Portraiture using Clarence Holbrook Carter’s Down the River painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #Portraits
  • For this assignment you have until Friday August 22, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this September.

Our ongoing Photo Hunt project is very much about connecting, building, and supporting the talented mobile photography community around the world. So please help spread the word about the Photo Hunts, and give a shout out to mobile photographers whose work you admire.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges leveraging the power of social media and the smart phone. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 6,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers around the world. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional Photo Hunt news here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And be sure to save the evening of Thursday September 18 for the next Photo Hunt exhibition reception. We’ll be announcing some exciting news!

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges. We’ve begun the process of selecting images, so look for an email soon if your work has been selected.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Down the River by Clarence Holbrook Carter, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 5: Still Life

Hartley The Seashell

This next mobile photography challenge delves into yet another style featured in our Modern Dialect exhibition. Get inspired by this Modernist American art exhibition, then respond with your take on the fifth challenge in the series:

  • Capture something that reflects Still Life using Marsden Hartley’s Seashell painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #Stillography
  • For this assignment you have until Friday August 8, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

Please help spread the word about the Photo Hunts, and follow mobile photographers you admire. This is very much about connecting, building, and supporting the talented mobile photography community around the world.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges leveraging the power of social media and the smart phone. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 6,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers around the world. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Marsden Hartley, Seashell, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 4: Surrealism

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This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Americans had their own unique take on Surrealism, as seen by many of the artists featured in Modern Dialect. There is a subtle excess in these works. Read more on American Surrealism in this latest blog post by CMA American Curator Melissa Wolfe, then get inspired and respond with your take on the fourth challenge in the series:

  • Capture something that reflects Surrealism using Arthur Osver’s Red Ventilator painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #Surrealism
  • For this assignment you have until Friday July 25, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

We’re particularly excited to see what you come up with for this challenge! And please help spread the word about the Photo Hunts, and follow mobile photographers you admire. This is very much about connecting, building, and supporting the talented mobile photography community around the world.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 6,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Australia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Arthur Osver, Red Ventilator, 1945, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 3: Industrial

Gilbert, Robert - Industrial Composition

This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the third challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects industrial using Robert Gilbert’s Industrial Composition painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #industrial
  • For this assignment you have until Friday July 11, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Australia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Robert Gilbert, Industrial Composition, 1932, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 2: Abstraction

CMA Photo Hunt Abstract Challlenge

This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the second challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects abstraction using William Zorach’s Interior and Exterior, painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #abstract
  • For this assignment you have until Wednesday July 2, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: William Zorach, Interior and Exterior, 1919, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge Series

Lee, Doris - The View, Woodstock775

We’re pleased to announce our next CMA Photo Hunt Challenge. This next series of assignments are inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the first challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects a rural landscape using Doris Lee’s The View, Woodstock painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, #landscape and #rural
  • For this first assignment you have until Friday June 20, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Doris Emrick Lee, The View, Woodstock, 1946, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

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 in just six days.

Here are some of our favorites, as well as, a gallery of all the submissions.

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Missed the Art in Bloom hunt? You can still be part of the online gallery. Tag your photographic take on the Art in Bloom theme with #ArtinBloomCMA on Instagram. You can use the Kirchner as your inspiration, or another museum masterpiece (let us know which one!).

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. CMA has presented four Photo Hunt exhibitions, and with our first Photo Hunt exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

Special Art in Bloom Photo Hunt

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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 this weekend (April 25-27).

  • So for this hunt, capture something that reflects your photographic take of this Kirchner work, and the Art in Bloom theme.
  • Tag your photo on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #ArtinBloomCMA to be included in our online gallery.
  • Tag your work by Sunday April 27.
  • We’ll be selecting our favorites to highlight online.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia.

Our biennial Art in Bloom, takes place April 25-27.

(Landscape at Fehmarn with Nudes (Five Bathers at Fehmarn) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner).