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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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The New Wonder Room: Icing on the Cake

The New Wonder Room: Icing on the Cake

“Hi, what are you doing?” I whispered as I crouched, on hands and knees, under the treehouse. “We’re imagining there’s a troll living up there in the treehouse,” Marina shared.  “We’re the elves.” “Elves are nice,” added Pilar. I smiled Read More…

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People’s Choice Awards

People’s Choice Awards

I’ve been thinking lately about the music industry People’s Choice Awards.  In all honesty, I can’t say that I follow them. I can’t reliably name any recipient of recent awards, although I could probably guess a few names based on Read More…

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The “F” Word

The “F” Word

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend at art museums.   We get all pinched-faced, sweaty-palmed, and somewhat defensive when we hear the “f” word.  I’m not talking about the four-letter word that rhymes with duck.  I’m talking about the 3- letter word Read More…

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Wishing for Wonder

Wishing for Wonder

The first generation of the Wonder Room closed last Sunday.  On Monday we removed the Calder mobile and the giant Balkenhol Head.  We boxed up the dowel rods, dishes, and animal parts.  We tore down the Fort.  In a few Read More…

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Family Ties

Family Ties

When families discover Columbus Museum of Art for the first time, they’re often surprised and delighted. I met this endearing family during their very first visit to CMA this fall. “We didn’t know the art museum had so many things Read More…

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Day of Play

Day of Play

Last Saturday Raeanne brought her family to the museum to play.  CMA hummed that day with the 2nd Annual Global Day of Play Cardboard Challenge.  Raeanne (left), her family, and friends accepted the challenge with gusto. If you aren’t already Read More…

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