- Roaming Docents Mar 11, 2014
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
February 7, 2014 - May 18, 2014
This extraordinary exhibition highlights the wide spectrum of exciting work created by avant-garde artists in Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. Through dreamy Symbolist landscape paintings, edgy Parisian street scenes, intimate domestic tableaus, bawdy cabaret sketches, figure studies, portraits and still life compositions, Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880 – 1910 investigates a generation of artists continuing the battle against French Academic standards fought by the Impressionists and the Barbizon painters before them. A special focus is the intoxicating gathering of artists, writers, performers, and musicians in Montmartre, where everyone from Toulouse-Lautrec, whose style and subjects epitomize the times, to Sarah Bernhardt and Paul Verlaine worked amid the swirl of cafe-concerts, circuses, and theatres. The show is alive with a variety of both images and media.
Matthew Brandt sticky/dusty/wet
November 15, 2013 - March 9, 2014
This November, the Columbus Museum of Art presents photographer Matthew Brandt’s first one-person museum exhibition. Brandt is a Los Angeles-based artist who received his BFA from Cooper Union and MFA from UCLA. He has been the focus of critical attention for his bold, often playful experiments with photographic process into which he embeds unexpected elements from the real world – bubblegum, Kool-Aid, honeybees, dust, and water. In bringing such materials into his practice Brandt pushes photography’s boundaries and suggests a new lexicon for the medium. Brandt was named Forbes Top 30 under 30 in art and design.
Lead Sponsor: Peggy Mativi and Donald W. Dick
April 2013 - October 2014
It’s all about COLOR in the Big Idea Gallery at our Center for Creativity. Our newest Big Idea exhibition explores the way artists play, create a mood, or affect our senses with color. It includes color-themed works of art from our permanent collection, as well as, an assortment of games, puzzles, art-making activities, color immersion rooms, and a color shuffleboard.