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.
Wednesdays@2: Sara Abou Rashed’s A Map of Myself
November 7, 2:00 PM
Sara Abou Rashed is one of the most exciting young voices in America. At age 13, her family was forced by war to flee Syria, ultimately seeking refuge and a new homeland in Ohio. In this abbreviated performance of her one-woman show A Map of Myself: My Odyssey to America, Sara recounts her journey from war-torn Damascus to welcoming Columbus in a performance that combines acting, classic storytelling, and dynamic spoken-word poetry. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.
Wednesdays@2 Curator’s View: I, Too, Sing America
November 28, 2:00 PM
Learn more about I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 during this lecture, which surveys the themes and artists on view, such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Archibald Motley, and James Van Der Zee. I, Too, Sing America includes paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, photographs, and books. The exhibition’s title is derived from a 1926 poem by Langston Hughes, a reminder that the Harlem Renaissance encompassed not only the visual arts but also literature, music, theater, and cinema, all of which will be included in this comprehensive look at this key period in the history of American culture. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.
Wednesday @2 Mozart to Matisse: Picturing the Harlem Renaissance
December 5, 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 the uniquely American music and art of the Harlem Renaissance. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members. Sponsored by CMA Docent Alums.