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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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World’s Largest Digital Photo Image

World’s Largest Digital Photo Image

Up until recently, the largest digital photo was a 45-gigapixel image of Dubai.  Well, now Gadling.com has an article up on their site highlighting the latest in the world record seekers for the largest digital photo in the world. 70-gigapixels! Consider Read More…

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Southward Expansion

Southward Expansion

Yes, Southward, not Westward this time. Our computer network at the CMA is growing!  Many of you know the main building that was built in 1931 is under renovation right now. Well, along with that, we’ll need computer operations throughout Read More…

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The Creativity Crisis

The Creativity Crisis

The July 10 Newsweek article, The Creativity Crisis http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/10/the-creativity-crisis.html outlined clearly whatt many of us in education/the arts knew was inevitable.  In essence, the Torrance Creativity Test—the gold standard in creativity assessment and taken by millions worldwide—is showing that since Read More…

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