CMA Blog

An opportunity to meet glass artist Lino Tagliapietra

An opportunity to meet glass artist Lino Tagliapietra

Hawk Galleries is presenting a lecture at The Ohio State University in the Ohio Union on Friday, June 4 at 4:00 pm featuring Richard Harned and glass artist Lino Tagliapietra, whose works have been shown at the Columbus Museum of Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
Elijah Pierce

Elijah Pierce

CMA’s adjunct curator of American Folk Art, Michael Hall, first met Elijah Pierce, a self-taught sculptor,  in 1971. Hall became a frequent visitor to Pierce’s Long Street barber shop/studio for the next ten years. Recently, Chiquita Mullens Lee interviewed Michael Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
When does a 33 by 33 foot stage front-cloth become a masterpiece?

When does a 33 by 33 foot stage front-cloth become a masterpiece?

When it was painted by Pablo Picasso, arguably the greatest artist of the 20th century. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which acquired the huge canvas in 2007, announced that it will finally be able to display the work Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
Thank you, Contemporaries!!

Thank you, Contemporaries!!

This week we had the pleasure of finally receiving one of our newest acquisitions, an amazing drawing by Ahmed Alsoudani.  The Contemporaries, our support and interest group that focuses on contemporary art and photography, voted to acquire the work for Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

  Today you can enrich our arts community and simultaneously take advantage of a valuable tax incentive!  If you are age 70 ½ or older, a gift to CMA directly from your IRA made by 12/31/09 will allow you to Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

  Today you can enrich our arts community and simultaneously take advantage of a valuable tax incentive!  If you are age 70 ½ or older, a gift to CMA directly from your IRA made by 12/31/09 will allow you to Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
CMA has the chance to receive $25,000.. cast your vote to help us today!

CMA has the chance to receive $25,000.. cast your vote to help us today!

Chase has launched a Facebook campaign that will award $5 million to various charities nationwide based upon a voting and grant process. The Museum is eligible, but we could use your help in getting the votes needed to be considered Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
Studio Visit: 2

Studio Visit: 2

On Monday I had the pleasure of meeting a young artist named Danielle Julian Norton.  Danielle has been working with a variety of materials that are usually found in the home (such as rice, sugar and soap) to create her Read More…

Posted in Day to Day
Quick trip to Chicago

Quick trip to Chicago

The past few months have been a flurry of activity here at CMA. We’ve moved our offices into the newly renovated Beaton Hall, opened our wonderful Chihuly Illuminated exhibition, and begun the process of renovating our historic Broad Street building. Read More…

Posted in Day to Day, Notes from Nannette
Look Around… Get Inspired

Look Around… Get Inspired

This report from the British Psychological Society explains how performing particular eye exercises (looking left and right) can boost your creativity. It has to do with increasing the “cross-talk” between hemispheres of the brain. Wacky! -Jeff Sims, Educator for Adult Read More…

Posted in Day to Day