Wednesdays @ 2 Behind the Scenes Talks

Looking for a midweek pick-me-up? Come to Columbus Museum of Art on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on current exhibitions, CMA’s collection, and more as you hear personal and professional stories from guest speakers. Questions? Call 614.629.0359.

Wednesday @2 Mozart to Matisse: Russian Winter Festival & Art of the Russian Revolution
January 2, 2:00 PM

CMA, in partnership with Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO), presents this afternoon series pairing lectures exploring works of art with chamber music performances. Preceding the CSO performance of 20th-century music by Russian composers, an illustrated talk on Russian poster art of WWII will chronicle the brief period when Americans and Soviets were allied in their struggle to defeat the Nazis. These rare posters promoted the anti- German cause with gruesome images of Nazi brutality, ruthless political caricatures, and idealized depictions of heroic workers and soldiers designed to inspire the Soviet citizenry. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.

Sponsored by CMA Docent Alums.


Wednesday @2: 1000 Years of Memories
January 23 at 2:00 PM

Join us as we host author David Cohen as he talks about his book 1000 Years of Memories: The Remarkable Life Stories of Ten Individuals Who have Reached Age 100 and Beyond. Everyone has a story and each story can enrich our lives. Hear the stories of individuals who have reached the magic age of one hundred or beyond. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.


Wednesdays@2 Curator’s View
February 20, 2:00 PM

Join Chief Curator David Stark for an overview of Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum. This lecture will place the art and objects in this exceptional exhibition in historical and cultural context. The small but mighty Dutch nation was unique among European countries in the 17th century because of its prosperous middle class, Protestant religion, and representative form of government. The many portraits, townscapes, still lifes and animal paintings in the exhibition reflect a comfortable middle-class society proud of their possessions, land, and fellow citizens. The lecture also includes works in the exhibition that fall beyond the 17th century such as paintings from the Romantic period and The Hague School, which was influential to the early works of Vincent van Gogh. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.