Jennifer Poleon

About Jennifer Poleon

Jennifer Poleon is the Digital Communications Manager for Columbus Museum of Art, and the organizer for CMA's groundbreaking #MobilePhotoNow mobile photography exhibition.

Homemade Masterpiece Favorites

Now more than ever creativity matters. Creativity comforts. Creativity connects. Creativity inspires us to see the world in new ways, and celebrates the best in us. We’ve been working tirelessly to bring you creative opportunities at home. Thousands of people responded to our online challenge to recreate art and found joy in creating their own #HomemadeMasterpiece.

See below for some of our favorite recreations.

– Jennifer Poleon is Digital Communications Manager for Columbus Museum of Art, and the organizer for CMA’s groundbreaking #MobilePhotoNow mobile photography exhibition.

A Day of Silence and Coming Out

We asked staff members to contribute to our Collective Voices audio guides as part of the exhibition Art after Stonewall,1969-1889, the groundbreaking survey featuring more than 200 works of art and related visual materials that explore the profound impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) Civil-Rights movement on the art world.

Listen to a few of their personal stories in honor of A Day of Silence today, a national student led day protesting the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people. 

The Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art’s Experience and Operations Manager, Mark Zuzik, reflects on the importance of LGBT representation, and his hopes for the future. 
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Rorke Mair, a Floor Supervisor at CMA, shares an intimate and personal story about coming out. 
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From Art after Stonewall

Installation view from the Coming Out section of Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989.

“Coming Out,” is a key message and through-line in the Art after Stonewall exhibition, as Daniel Marcus, Columbus Museum of Art’s Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow explores more here.

A Day of Silence and Coming Out

We asked staff members to contribute to our Collective Voices audio guides as part of the exhibition Art after Stonewall,1969-1889, the groundbreaking survey featuring more than 200 works of art and related visual materials that explore the profound impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) Civil-Rights movement on the art world.

Listen to a few of their personal stories in honor of A Day of Silence today, a national student led day protesting the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people. 

The Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art’s Experience and Operations Manager, Mark Zuzik, reflects on the importance of LGBT representation, and his hopes for the future. 
Call 614.448.5095
Press 295#

Rorke Mair, a Floor Supervisor at CMA, shares an intimate and personal story about coming out. 
Call 614.448.5095
Press 296#

From Art after Stonewall

Installation view from the Coming Out section of Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989.

“Coming Out,” is a key message and through-line in the Art after Stonewall exhibition, as Daniel Marcus, Columbus Museum of Art’s Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow explores more here.

Zoom Backgrounds from Columbus Museum of Art

Conduct your next Zoom meeting from inside a Monet painting. Add some artistic flair to your Zoom meetings and happy hours with these free downloadable Zoom backgrounds from Columbus Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Choose from Zoom backgrounds featuring Monet’s View of Bennecourt and George Bellows’ Polo at Lakewood, and more.

Not sure how to change your Zoom background? Check out these tips from Refinery29. 

 

– Jennifer Poleon is Digital Communications Manager for Columbus Museum of Art, and the organizer for CMA’s groundbreaking #MobilePhotoNow mobile photography exhibition.

Recreate Famous Art: Homemade Masterpiece Challenge

Recreate Famous Art: Degas ballerina

 

Art museums may be closed right now due to the coronavirus, but there are still ways to engage with art.

We could all use a bit of light right now. So while you are homebound, inspired by the Getty, we challenge you to recreate famous art from museums using just yourself, your loved ones, pets and/or objects from your home.

Here are some loose guidelines for recreating your art masterpiece:

  • Choose your favorite artwork
  • Find three things lying around your house
  • Recreate the artwork with those items
  • Take a picture and share on social media using hashtags #HomemadeMasterpiece and #betweenartandquarantine.

Feel free to adapt this challenge as you see fit.

Get inspiration for artwork from Columbus Museum of Art’s online collection featuring everything from Impressionist masterworks to modern American masterpieces and more.

You can also check out some of the creative ideas from people who responded to the Getty’s art challenge.

In addition to Columbus Museum of Art’s online art collection, check out online art from museums such as The Met, Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, and many more.

We can’t wait to see what creative art recreations everyone comes up with!

The CMA staff took the challenge this week to give you ideas to get you started. Check out some of their recreations below. As you can see from the first example, we think maybe our Development Operations Coordinator may have a budding pet model on her hands.

– Jennifer Poleon is the Digital Communications Manager for Columbus Museum of Art, and the organizer for CMA’s groundbreaking #MobilePhotoNow mobile photography exhibition.

Join Museums & Galleries and Celebrate Valentine’s Day with #HeartsForArt

Do you have a work of art that transfixes you? 

Join Columbus Museum of Art and museums and galleries across the world in celebrating Valentine’s Day with #HeartsforArt, February 11-16, 2020. Launched by Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and Oakland Museum of California in 2014, Hearts for Art is a fun way for visitors to express their love for art.

Here’s how Hearts for Art works:

Online: Share your art crush by posting a picture of your favorite work of art across your favorite social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using hashtag #HeartsForArt, and tag @columbusmuseum (and/or the museum or gallery where your favorite work is from). 
And/or in the Columbus Museums Art or Pizzuti Collection of CMA galleries: Pick up a paper heart at the admission desk and place it in front of a work of art that you love and share using #HeartsForArt, and tag @columbusmuseum across your favorite social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). 

Be sure to check out the #HeartsForArt hashtag. Here’s a gallery of some of the photos posted so far.

 

– Jennifer Poleon is CMA Digital Communications Manager. She organized Columbus Museum of Art’s #MobilePhotoNow exhibition, a worldwide crowdsourced Instagram exhibition that brought together people from across the world, and was the largest mobile photography exhibition ever presented by a museum.

– Hannah Mason-Macklin is CMA’s Manager of Interpretation and Engagement. This past fall Macklin gave a Ted talk on Decolonizing Museums, and what role museums should play in our society today.