- Roaming Docents Jul 1, 2015
Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The People’s Composer Photographs by Len Prince
April 10, 2015 - September 6, 2015
The photographs in Remembering Marvin Hamlisch were taken by noted photographer Len Prince, a dear friend of the Hamlisches. Prince’s work captures the power of Hamlisch’s music and its impact on the musical theater world.
Hamlisch is one of only twelve people to win all four major U.S. performing awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). He is one of only two people to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize (PEGOT). He shared the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1976 with fellow artists for his musical contribution to the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line. He also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for 1972’s “Life Is What You Make It” and both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for 1974’s “The Way We Were.” In 2008, Hamlisch was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame and in 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium. Marvin Hamlisch was married to Terre Blair, Columbus native and former weather and news anchor for WSYX-Channel 6, for more than twenty years.
Special thanks to Seth Harris & Laurie Gregory for their generosity. Our thanks also to Carol Luper.
A Tribute Evening SOLDOUT
Friday, April 10, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Please note this event is now soldout. Join CMA and the New Albany Symphony for a night of music, art, and celebration. The evening includes a program with photographer Len Prince and Terre Blair Hamlisch, wife of the late composer. Also, enjoy a sneak peek of the upcoming October performance by the New Albany Symphony. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available in Derby Court. This program is free for members of CMA and subscribers and donors of the New Albany Symphony and $10 for the general public.
Look for Guide by Cell Tours in the exhibition, and hear from Liza Minnelli, Barbara Streisand, Robert Klein, John Lithgow, Hamlisch’s wife Terre Blair and others tell stories about Marvin Hamlisch.
Aminah: February 18, 1940 – May 22, 2015
May 29, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Columbus Museum of Art presents Aminah, a commemorative exhibition in honor of beloved Columbus artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson who passed away on May 22, 2015. Throughout her life Aminah Robinson created work that is all about journeys and bridges and connections. It is her personal story and, at the same time, a template for all of our stories. While Aminah was born in Columbus, her story begins with her ancestors in Africa before slavery, their experience of the Middle Passage, their struggle as slaves, their liberation and migration north. It is a story she brilliantly tells in pen and ink drawings that she calls “manuscript pages;” button-beaded rag collages; expressive woodcuts; haunting sculptures encrusted with found objects; and RagGonNons, fabric “chapters” stitched together and that go on and on. Aminah has left to Columbus and the world her visually stunning work which documents her journey and that of her ancestors. At the same time, it reminds all of us about the importance of remembering, recounting, and passing on our stories.
Greater Columbus: The 2015 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition
June 25, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Greater Columbus displays work by six artists based in central Ohio who have been recognized by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) for their outstanding talent and ability. The artists in the exhibition include the recipients of the 2014 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards and two artists who were award Arts Council residencies in Dresden, Germany this year. Artists include Felipe Castelblanco, Brian Port, Kaname Takada, Ryland Wharton, Andrew J. McCauley, Robert Metzger. These artists represent a diverse range of practices fostered within Columbus’s artistic community. Each with their own voice, these artists demonstrate the strength and vibrancy of the region’s artistic ecology.
This exhibition is a partnership between CMA and the Arts Council to encourage and support cultural development in the Columbus area. The Arts Council’s Visual Arts Fellowship program provides unrestricted grants to local artists, while the juried awards are made on the basis of existing work and assist artists in the creation of new work and career advancement. Since the inception of the program, more than 150 artists working in a variety of disciplines have received awards.
(Image: Ryland Wharton, Partial Palace Reconstruction, 2014)
Hats on the Silk Road: Selections from the Collection of Russell S. and Dona Fling
April 17, 2015 - July 5, 2015
The Columbus Museum of Art invites you to explore the culture and history of Southern Asia’s Silk Road. Hats on the Silk Road: Selections from the Collection of Russell S. and Dona Fling, on view April 17 – July 5, showcases the remarkable collection of Russell S. and Dona Fling, among the most important collections of its kind in the world.
The Silk Road is not a physical highway but consists of thousands of miles of random, unpaved, trading trails stretching across Southern Asia. Throughout history, traders traveling these trails searching for new markets encountered a variety of cultures and religions along the way, and, as commodities were traded, so were the influences of these other ways of life.
The exhibition presents a colorful selection of headdresses, hats and, skullcaps from the Fling Collection and examines the history, provenance and, cultural backgrounds from which the works come. These hats reflect the people who made them, as well as their cultures, religions, customs, traditions, livelihoods, social status, time periods, and even the climate. Hats were made for practical purposes, such as protection from the weather; for special occasions, such as weddings; for recognizing social or political status; and for purposes of religion. They represent all levels of society, from rulers to ordinary citizens, rich and poor, male and female, adult and child. Some were worn by kings, queens, and powerful political leaders; others, by brides and grooms.
The Fling Collection is extensive, including hats from across the globe and including countries and regions such as Turkey, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Nagaland, India, Pakistan, Tibet, Bhutan, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines — many of them in the current world spotlight.
“Columbus Museum of Art collection of hats brims with cultural cues,” Columbus Dispatch, May 10, 2015
Page Turners: Award-Winning Art from the Mazza Museum
May 15, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Each year, a number of prestigious awards including the Caldecott Medal, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Mazza Medallion are presented to the very best picturebooks for children. The Page Turners exhibition at Columbus Museum of Art showcases imaginative, humorous, scary, exquisite, and lively art from award-winning books from the 1950s to the present.
November 7, 2014
PLAY is the newest exhibition in our Center for Creativity’s Big Idea Gallery, which features thematic exhibitions of work from our collection. At CMA we celebrate play as fundamental to the artistic process and human experience. In PLAY visitors will encounter both works of art and hands-on invitations to play. Visitors will find the humorous cat photographs of Tony Mendoza and the painted confections of Will Cotton, which demonstrate that great art is the tangible by-product of an artist’s play. Like Cotton, visitors can experiment with sculpting material to landscape a gingerbread house. In the spirit of William Wegman visitors can manipulate postcards to make a collage. Inspired by photographer Andrey Chezhin visitors can experiment with the illusions of photography in a specially designed photo booth.
Lead Sponsor: L Brands Foundation