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.

February 2018

Music of the Heartland
February 7, 2:00 PM
Enjoy the folk music stylings of Gary Puckett accompanied by Jane Van Voorhis as they bring to life the paintings from the exhibition James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland. Gary Puckett is a Columbus banjo instructor, musician, and composer who recently released his first solo recording of original music, “Grandfather Mountain.” Through his music Puckett tells “the stories of experiences I’ve had in the Appalachian mountains, especially the Smoky Mountain area, and what that magical region has taught me.” Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.

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March 2018

Curator’s View
March 7, 2:00 PM
Chief Curator David Stark will bring the paintings of James R. Hopkins to life during this in-depth exploration of the exhibition James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland. Tickets for this program are $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.

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Mozart to Matisse: Women Artists
March 21, 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. This program features two great women artists, Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keeffe, who both offer a study in contrasts and stories of persistence in the male-dominated art world. Cassatt’s Impressionist paintings and prints re ect contemporary life around her, while O’Keeffe distills the essence of nature and man in bold and powerful abstractions. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members. Sponsored by CMA Docent Alums.

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April 2018

Mozart to Matisse: Impressionism and the Sea
April 11, 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. It has been said that the Impressionist movement, dedicated to open-air views of sparkling sunlight and re ections, owes its origins to the ocean. The painting that gave the movement its name, Monet’s Impression: Sunrise, depicts the waters of the Atlantic off the French coast. See how views of the sea by Monet, Manet, and Renoir captured both the ocean itself and the activities of those whose lives unfolded in or around the maritime environment. Tickets for this program are $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members. Sponsored by CMA Docent Alums.

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Modernism in Art
April 18, 2:00 PM
Explore modernism at CMA Jeffrey Nigro, an art historian, lecturer and educator. Nigro has been with the Art Institute of Chicago for more than 30 years as a staff lecturer, Director of Adult Programs, and Study Leader on sponsored trips to Italy, Greece, and Germany. He is currently President of the Classical Art Society and Research Associate, in Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art. Nigro is also a frequent speaker for the Jane Austen Society of North America. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.

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