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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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Like the Coffee Shop

Like the Coffee Shop

What brings you to the art museum? Jordan, a communications major at OSU, comes here to do her homework. I happened upon Jordan one recent weekday afternoon. Spread out on a table near the Palette Express Café, Jordan was working Read More…

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Creativity Coach

Creativity Coach

In the Center for Creativity at the Columbus Museum of Art we believe that creativity is for everyone. By everyone, we mean people of all ages.  If only I had a dollar for every time an adult quipped, “me? I’m Read More…

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