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American Surrealism and Modern Dialect

American Surrealism and Modern Dialect

Columbus Museum of Art American Curator Melissa Wolfe tells the story of American Surrealism in conjunction with Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, an exhibition now on view at CMA through August 31.  Modern Dialect Read More…

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Art of Concern Symposium: George Bellows Revisited

Art of Concern Symposium: George Bellows Revisited

Our annual symposium on American art, inspired by the Museum’s acquisition of the Philip and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930–1970, attracts top scholars from around the world. Each year the symposium focuses on a particular theme. Read More…

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2nd Mobile Photography Exhibition Now on View

2nd Mobile Photography Exhibition Now on View

CMA continues to support the growing mobile photography community with our second CMA Photo Hunt exhibition. Last fall, CMA was the first museum in the world to present an exhibition of curated, crowdsourced photos shared using the popular photo app Read More…

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Czech Puppets Behind the Scenes

Czech Puppets Behind the Scenes

Our Strings Attached: The Living History of Czech Puppets exhibition opens today. Thanks to our Curator Carole Genshaft, who documented the installation, you can see how the exhibition came together (from the unpacking and uncrating to putting the Czech puppets Read More…

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Rothko and Red

Rothko and Red

I expect we will see a lot of red on February 14: red boxes filled with chocolates, bouquets of red roses, greeting cards splashed with red, those delightful heart-shaped gummy red candies that grocery stores only carry this time of Read More…

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The Radical Camera Opens in Columbus

The Radical Camera Opens in Columbus

Find out more about our major exhibition, The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – 1951, which opens this Thursday April 19, 2012 in Columbus. We co-organized the exhibition with The Jewish Museum, where it premiered this fall to Read More…

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Caravaggio Q & A

Caravaggio Q & A

In honor of the Columbus Bicentennial and our relationship with our sister city Genoa, Italy, our exclusive Caravaggio: Behold the Man exhibition featuring the Ecce Homo painting remains on view through February 12, 2012. This is your last week to Read More…

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How Stones & Tumbleweeds Inspired an Exhibition

How Stones & Tumbleweeds Inspired an Exhibition

After Latifa finished installing her Currents exhibition, we had a chance to sit down together and talk about her work. Our Currents: Latifah Echakhch exhibition is the first solo museum show for the Moroccan-born artist. Her project had already brought Read More…

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Tumbleweeds and Contemporary Art

Tumbleweeds and Contemporary Art

One of the greatest parts of my job is being able to get away from my desk during installation week.  Besides the fact that I can wear my comfortable jeans and high tops, I watch an artist I respect and Read More…

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The Impact of Caravaggio

The Impact of Caravaggio

The response to our exclusive Caravaggio exhibition has been extremely gratifying.  Everyone is fascinated to see the work of Caravaggio and his followers, and genuinely moved by the drama and psychological intensity of Caravaggio’s Ecce Homo. The other day, walking Read More…

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