Wednesdays @ 2 Behind the Scenes Talks

Looking for a midweek pick-me-up? Come to Columbus Museum of Art on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on current exhibitions, CMA’s collection, and more as you hear personal and professional stories from guest speakers. Questions? Call 614.629.0359.

A Look at Art after Stonewall
July 15, 2:00 PM
Via Zoom
Join us for a conversation about the nationally acclaimed exhibition Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989, which explores the profound impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world. Tyler Cann, CMA’s Head of Exhibitions and Pizzuti Family Curator of Contemporary Art will talk with Densil Porteous, Interim Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus about this groundbreaking exhibition and the intersection of art, political movements, and profound social change.

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The Artist’s Eye: CMA’s Modern Art Masterpieces
July 29, 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

In this program, David Stark, chief curator, will present a virtual walkthrough of newly reinstalled CMA permanent collection highlights. Take a fresh look at your favorite masterpieces of European and American painting, including iconic works by such artists as Monet, Matisse, OKeeffe, Bellows, Lawrence, and Motley. Works are grouped according to thematic content: portraits, cities and towns, the world at war, and views of nature. See how great artists of the late 19th and early 20th century presented time-honored themes in bold, innovative styles, such as Impressionism, Cubism, and Expressionism, which often shocked contemporaries.

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Aminah Robinson & The Spirit of Home
August 12, 2pm
Via Zoom

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly renovated home studio of Columbus artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson and see how the restoration has captured Aminahs spirit and at the same time created a warm, comfortable space where artists can live and work. Home was sacred for the artist, who wrote, Whenever I leave home to visit in another place, I carry in my soul the spirit of home.” Carole Genshaft, curator-at-large, and Deidre Hamlar, consultant, lead the tour and also serve as co- curators for the upcoming exhibition, RagginOn: The Art of Aminah Robinsons House and Journals.

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