Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950
February 1, 2013 - May 26, 2013
CMA celebrates one of the world’s most influential and best-known artists of the 20th century, Mark Rothko with the exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950 featuring 37 works including paintings, watercolors and works on paper drawn largely from the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Strings Attached: The Living Tradition of Czech Puppets
March 8, 2013 - August 04, 2013
With more than 140 puppets and related set designs, masks, and costumes, dating from the 1850s to the present, Strings Attached explores the rich history of puppetry in the Czech Republic and its influence throughout the world. Through touch-screen monitors, exhibition visitors can view a sampling of productions and watch puppet-makers at work. This exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, and the Arts and Theatre Institute, Prague.
Ed Piskor: Brain Rot
March 16, 2013 - June 2, 2013
Ed Piskor: Brain Rot presents original pen and ink drawings by Piskor which were used for comics publications. The exhibition includes more than thirty original pages from Hip Hop Family Tree, Piskor’s current project tracking the evolution of Hip Hop from its beginnings in the 1970s as a niche local subculture into the global phenomenon it quickly became. The first collected edition of Hip Hop Family Tree will be published by Fantagraphics this October. Ed Piskor began his comics career at age 21, drawing American Splendor strips written by underground comics legend Harvey Pekar. He has also published the graphic novel Wizzywig about the history of hacking and is currently publishing The Hip Hop Family Tree as a weekly comic at BoingBoing.net.
Ground Control: SAND
October 2, 2012
Ground Control is an exhibition of video and sound work by contemporary artists that is shown inside CMA’s south-side elevator. SAND is from Anita Clearfield’s and Geoffrey Leighton’s video series “Falling in Place” that explores time and aging. In it, the artists use natural phenomena such as water, sand, leaves, and rocks to understand the erosion of bodies.