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.
Surface Tension: The 2013 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Awards Exhibition
June 14, 2013 - September 14, 2013
The 2013 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition honors the achievements of six artists based in central Ohio. Highlighting the outstanding talent of these artists, the exhibition includes recipients of the 2012 GCAC Individual Artist Fellowship Awards—Laura Alexander, Anna Laurie Mackay, Matthew Flegle, and Andrea Myers—and recipients of the Dresden Residency fellowships—Susan Li O’Connor and Mariana Smith. This is the third year that the Columbus Museum of Art has presented the GCAC Visual Arts Awards exhibition.
(Photo: Precipitous Division by Laura Alexander, 2012)
Ed Piskor: Brain Rot
March 16, 2013 - July 28, 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.
April 2013 - Early 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.