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Sense of Pride

Sense of Pride

Earlier this week I had fun playing with Martha and her 2-year-old son David. In many ways, they are like other CMA visitors. Like other visitors they enjoy playing together in the Wonder Room, stacking blocks, laughing in the mirror, Read More…

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Putting Visitors to Work

Putting Visitors to Work

This summer, I am working on an artist research project around how artists use creative spaces, particularly with an eye towards CMA’s Studio. As an artist and educator, I am very interested in the ways a space can influence and Read More…

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Chocolate for Your Thoughts

Chocolate for Your Thoughts

This summer I am spearheading several gallery experiments in order to gather input from people like you for future and ongoing projects. First up: The Label Experiment, which took place last Wednesday. The goal of this experiment was to gather Read More…

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Experiments in White

Experiments in White

Elaine and her daughter Lydia were engrossed in looking when I met them. The object of their sustained concentration wasn’t a work of art; it was a new sign in the Center for Creativity called Whiteout. “We can’t find the Read More…

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Lessons from a Boxer

Lessons from a Boxer

“This is a great place to learn about yourself.  You can get in tune with a lot of learning and things you didn’t know about yourself and your family here, like patience.” Armond shared this wisdom with me as he Read More…

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Encounters with Nudity

Encounters with Nudity

Navigating nudity in art during a visit alone or with family and friends can be challenging for many of us. Indeed, I have been uncomfortable making sense of some works that contain nudity on view at CMA.  For me, every Read More…

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Dear CMA Visitors

Dear CMA Visitors

Dear CMA visitors, I want to properly recognize your valuable contributions to our museum. Because of you, inspired visitor, CMA not only showcases the creative output of established artists, but also reflects the imagination, ingenuity, and attitudes of our community. Read More…

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See, Think, Wonder

See, Think, Wonder

This month I spent time lingering near a favorite sculpture currently on view at CMA.  Back of Kelly by Evan Penny is a contemporary work that captivates visitor attention.  In fact, it kind of freaks people out which is why Read More…

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Getting to the “Point”

Getting to the “Point”

Since I’ve been photographing visitors at CMA, I have noticed a great deal of pointing going on.  Our visitors point at paintings and sculptures.  They point from across the room; they point up close. And I notice that some people don’t look Read More…

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Artists Invoke Wonder at CMA

Artists Invoke Wonder at CMA

Eight Columbus artists contributed their talents, skills, and imagination to help us inspire awe and promote a spirit of play in the new Wonder Room. We are proud and delighted that these artists took a risk along with us, that Read More…

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