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Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 5: Still Life

Hartley The Seashell

This next mobile photography challenge delves into yet another style featured in our Modern Dialect exhibition. Get inspired by this Modernist American art exhibition, then respond with your take on the fifth challenge in the series:

  • Capture something that reflects Still Life using Marsden Hartley’s Seashell painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #Stillography
  • For this assignment you have until Friday August 8, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

Please help spread the word about the Photo Hunts, and follow mobile photographers you admire. This is very much about connecting, building, and supporting the talented mobile photography community around the world.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges leveraging the power of social media and the smart phone. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 6,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers around the world. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Marsden Hartley, Seashell, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 4: Surrealism

Modern Dialect Osver700

This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Americans had their own unique take on Surrealism, as seen by many of the artists featured in Modern Dialect. There is a subtle excess in these works. Read more on American Surrealism in this latest blog post by CMA American Curator Melissa Wolfe, then get inspired and respond with your take on the fourth challenge in the series:

  • Capture something that reflects Surrealism using Arthur Osver’s Red Ventilator painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #Surrealism
  • For this assignment you have until Friday July 25, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

We’re particularly excited to see what you come up with for this challenge! And please help spread the word about the Photo Hunts, and follow mobile photographers you admire. This is very much about connecting, building, and supporting the talented mobile photography community around the world.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 6,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Australia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Arthur Osver, Red Ventilator, 1945, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 3: Industrial

Gilbert, Robert - Industrial Composition

This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the third challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects industrial using Robert Gilbert’s Industrial Composition painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #industrial
  • For this assignment you have until Friday July 11, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Australia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Robert Gilbert, Industrial Composition, 1932, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Art in Bloom Photo Hunt Gallery

To celebrate Spring and our biennial Art in Bloom (where floral designers interpret museum masterpieces), we asked mobile photographers to give us their take on the theme witha  special Art in Bloom Photo Hunt. More than 250 photos were submitted in just six days.

Here are some of our favorites, as well as, a gallery of all the submissions.

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Missed the Art in Bloom hunt? You can still be part of the online gallery. Tag your photographic take on the Art in Bloom theme with #ArtinBloomCMA on Instagram. You can use the Kirchner as your inspiration, or another museum masterpiece (let us know which one!).

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. CMA has presented four Photo Hunt exhibitions, and with our first Photo Hunt exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

4th CMA Photo Hunt Instagram Exhibition

4th CMA Photo Hunt Exhibition

You still have time to check out the fourth CMA Photo Hunt exhibition, now on view in the Community Gallery.

Work from than three dozen photographers was chosen for our fourth CMA Photo Hunt installation of mobile photography. Assignments for this round of Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunts were inspired by hot contemporary photographer Matthew Brandt and our recently on view Matthew Brandt  sticky/dusty/wet exhibition, the first museum show for the Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more, was recently named by Forbes the “Top 30 under 30 in art and design.” Our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography selected her favorites from more than 1,000 photos submitted via Instagram in the six assigned categories: Soaked, Distressed, Sweet, Elemental, Embed, and Neon.

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CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

The 4th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition will remain on view through April 13, 2014.

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Questions regarding CMA Photo Hunts? Contact the project head, CMA’s Digital Communications Manager, Jennifer Poleon.

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6th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our now on view Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more, was recently named by Forbes the “Top 30 under 30 in art and design.”

BubblegumHere in an homage to a classic Ansel Adams shot, Brandt uses bubble gum in the processing. With that in mind, respond with your take on the sixth challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects  “Sticky” either in concept or process
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Sticky
  • For this sixth assignment you have until Friday December 06, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art. The third CMA Photo Hunt exhibition was on display July-October in our Community Gallery, and featured work inspired by our COLOR exhibition in the Big Idea Gallery.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition last fall, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

Looking forward to seeing your visual response. Happy shooting!

5th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

Brandt Bees of Bees 2 2012 (detail 1)

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our upcoming exhibition Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, which opens November 15, and is the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more, was recently named by Forbes the “Top 30 under 30 in art and design.”

Here Brandt embeds bees during the processing.With that in mind, respond with your take on the fifth challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects  “Embed” either in concept or process
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Embed
  • For this fifth assignment you have until Friday November 22, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art. The third CMA Photo Hunt exhibition was on display July-October in our Community Gallery, and featured work inspired by our COLOR exhibition in the Big Idea Gallery.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more 4,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition last fall, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

We’ll post the sixth and last in this series of Brandt-inspired Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Instagram on November 22.

Happy shooting!

(Bees of Bees 2, 2012 by Matthew Brandt, private collection).

3rd Brandt Inspired Crowdsourced CMA Photo Hunt

Third Matthew Brandt inspired crowdsourced CMA Photo Hunt assignment. Hills Creek Lake by Brandy

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our upcoming exhibition Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more.

Here Brandt uses lake water in his large scale processing. So with that in mind, respond with your take on the third challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects  “Distressed” either in concept or process
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Distressed
  • For this third assignment you have until Friday October 25, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art. The third CMA Photo Hunt exhibition is on display now through November in our Community Gallery, and features work selected by Evans.

Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 4,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition last fall, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

(Hills Creek Lake, OR 3, 2009 by Matthew Brandt)

4th CMA Photo Hunt Series

Sylvan Lake, CA 3_580

We’re pleased to announce our fourth CMA Photo Hunt Challenge. This next series of assignments are inspired by our upcoming exhibition Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more.

Get inspired by Brandt’s work and respond with your take on the first challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects “soaked” either in concept or process
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Soaked
  • For this first assignment you have until Friday September 27, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art. The third CMA Photo Hunt exhibition is on display now through November in our Community Gallery, and features work selected by Evans.

Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition last fall, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here’s a peek inside Brandt’s studio to give you ideas to get you started.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with for this next Photo Hunt series. Happy shooting!

(IMAGE: by Matthew Brandt from the series Lakes and Reservoirs Sylvan Lake, SD 3, 2012, Chromogenic print soaked in Sylvan Lake water, Unique. © Matthew Brandt, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York)

2nd Mobile Photography Exhibition Now on View

CMA Photo Hunt 2nd Exhibition

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 Instagram. Our Radical Camera exhibition served as inspiration.This time around CMA gave photographers assignments based on our Making Faces exhibition, which explores portraiture from our permanent collection. Our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans selected her favorite images and her top picks are now on view in the Community Gallery at CMA’s Center for Creativity.

Work from more than 30 mobile photographers is represented including everyone from an Instagrammer from Seattle, a former CMA Art Lab teen,  a father and daughter duo from Columbus, a math and science teacher from Toledo, an art student from Paris, a Columbus cop, commercial photographers, designers, artists, and more. The second CMA Photo Hunt exhibition will remain on view through the summer.

Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and view the NBC4 story. To see a collection of all the more than 3,000 images that have been submitted since the inception of our Photo Hunts, view the CMA Photo Hunt Online Gallery.

Check the CMA blog and follow us on Instagram (columbusmuseum) for more information about new CMA Photo Hunts, and your opportunity to be selected for our next CMA Photo Hunt installation.

Questions on participating in the CMA Photo Hunts? Contact CMA Digital Communications Manager Jennifer Poleon.