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Remembering George Tooker

Remembering George Tooker

It has been a sad week for me personally, for CMA, and for the American art community.  The painter George Tooker died at his home in Vermont this past Sunday.  He was 90.  The Museum owns two of George’s paintings, Read More…

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St. Patrick’s Day and why I love working at CMA

St. Patrick’s Day and why I love working at CMA

This morning, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to see if there were any connections between our collection and Ireland. I emailed our curators to pose the question and their responses not only gave Read More…

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We’re Moving In…

We’re Moving In…

The art is back!  Masterpieces are currently being reinstalled in the renovated CMA. On a recent (unofficial, unsanctioned) tour of the Museum’s reinvigorated galleries, I got an exciting peek at the process of re-imaging our collection. In Derby Court, exquisite Read More…

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Visiting our Sister City

Visiting our Sister City

A week ago I traveled via Rome to Genoa, Italy where I accompanied two of our European paintings, an 1888 Claude Monet view of The Mediterranean and a 1923 Chaim Soutine Landscape at Cagnes.  Both paintings are part of the Read More…

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Witnessing the Magic

Witnessing the Magic

Working at a museum means that the extraordinary can become the mundane. I sometimes lose sight of how special an art experience can be because it is part of my daily life. Today I had the chance to see art Read More…

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How do museum directors spend their weekends?

How do museum directors spend their weekends?

This past weekend, I traveled to Chicago for SOFA (Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art Fair). This was the 17th year of the event and it was incredible as always. While I was there, I stopped in to the Art Institute Read More…

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Worth the trip to Cincy

Worth the trip to Cincy

I recently had the good fortune to visit the Cincinnati Art Museum, where there is an important and stunning exhibition of six major full-length portraits and one seated portrait (the famous one of Mrs. Siddons) all by the 18th century Read More…

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Way to go Nannette

Way to go Nannette

Last night our Executive Director, Nannette Maciejunes, received a South Side Settlement House and Nationwide Easton Community Foundation Arts Freedom Award. For any of you that have had the pleasure of meeting Nannette, you know that she is a tireless Read More…

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Creativity Summit

Creativity Summit

Okay, how do I describe what just happened at the Museum?  Well, the words that pop in my head aren’t quite right…magical (too corny), profound (too academic), engaging (too general), serious (too, well, serious), so I will use the word Read More…

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Historic Broad Street Museum Building Named Ross Building

Historic Broad Street Museum Building Named Ross Building

Often, just at a moment when you are forging into the future, you find yourself reflecting on your past. As the Columbus Museum of Art enters a new era, we honor our past by proudly announcing that our newly renovated Read More…

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