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Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Last Thursday, the New York Times ran an interesting article about the Brooklyn Museum. I was struck by several things when reading the story, but one of the things that stood out was that while on the surface CMA has Read More…

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A visit with Monet

A visit with Monet

This past week I was in New York on business and heard from several people that I needed to stop in and see this fantastic exhibition of late works by Claude Monet being show at the  Gagosian Gallery. The exhibition Read More…

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Puppets, yes, I said puppets

Puppets, yes, I said puppets

My recent trip to Prague was indeed about puppets. I traveled there with our Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Lisa Dent, our Multimedia Producer Jeff Sims, and Joe Brandesky, a Theatre Professor at OSU’s Lima campus who specializes in Russian Read More…

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Prague?

Prague?

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Prague (which I promise was business, not pleasure, but you’ll have to wait to hear exactly what that business was). Prague is a beautiful city with an incredibly rich history, but a Read More…

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More changes…

More changes…

This past weekend, it rained in Derby Court for the first time in nearly 60 years. The court was originally an open-air court, but was covered in the 1950s. We’ve begun removing the roof to make way for the vaulted-glass Read More…

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Our Trip North

Our Trip North

Last week, I, along with Mike Bongiorno, our architect from Design Group, Mark Corna, our construction manager, and Rod Bouc, CMA’s deputy director of operations, made a trip to visit the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art. They’ve recently completed Read More…

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A Fashionable Salute

A Fashionable Salute

      Big doings at Sak’s Fifth Avenue this past Sunday afternoon. CMA’s Beaux Arts held a fashion show honoring the legacy of Charles Kleibacker, a renowned fashion designer and beloved member of the CMA family, as part of Read More…

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Great way to start the morning!

Great way to start the morning!

I just got back from the Lincoln Theatre where PNC launched Arts Alive , a wonderful new funding initiative for Columbus arts groups. There was a fabulous turnout and yours truly (in my capacity as a member of the Columbus Read More…

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Behind the scenes with Mayor Coleman

Behind the scenes with Mayor Coleman

As we move forward with the renovation of our historic Broad Street building, I’ve had the pleasure of leading the occasional tour through the construction site. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Coleman joined us to see how the project is coming along. Read More…

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Last update from Egypt

Last update from Egypt

          On to Aswan. We visited an ancient granite quarry dating from the New Kingdom. Ancient Egyptians would drive wooden stakes into the granite and then when the quarry flooded the stakes would swell and cause Read More…

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