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The bird nest making area in the Wonder Room is one of my favorite places to interact and observe visitors. They create, tell stories, and laugh with each other. What does this creative process look and sound like? For Gail, Neil, their daughter Jill, and granddaughter Anya, the process was…
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Join CMA's Center for Creativity for a Global Weekend of Play, October 4 & 5 at the Columbus Museum of Art. After a huge turnout in 2013, the community cardboard challenge is back! Started by the Imagination Foundation, Global Day of Play engages 1 million children and adults around the…
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What does it mean to truly listen— to our students and to each other? During my first visit to the Bumble Bee classroom as part of CMA’s Imagine That program, I asked the class to tell me what some of their rules were. High on the list was ‘listening.’ When…
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LEGO bricks provide inspiration for many families to be creative. We talked with the Gonzalez family, last year's LEGO DESIGN Challenge winner to get the scoop. How did you decide what you were going to build? (What were some of the challenges? Any fights or funny stories?) Our son and daughter…
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In the past three years as Visiting Education Scholar at the Columbus Museum of Art, I’ve noticed something astounding happening in the museum’s education department. It’s transformative… and it is going viral, spreading to the children, teens, and adults who come to the museum to experience art as well as…
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If you’ve attended CMA on a Thursday night, chances are you’ve noticed teenage visitors in the Center for Creativity playing Xbox, creating sculptures, composing songs, or even hanging out with friends. The CMA Teen Open Studio is a part of the nationally recognized Surge Columbus collaborative along with Columbus Metropolitan…
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