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.

Wednesday @2: Mozart to Matisse Modern Masters
April 3, 2:00 PM
CMA, in partnership with Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO), presents this afternoon series pairing lectures exploring works of art with chamber music performances. Preceding a program of music by 20th-century composers will be a discussion of two masters of modernist art, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Both artists are well represented in the CMA, with works that provide a study in contrasts. Picasso’s Cubism, a movement based on fragmented form and geometric shapes, diverges from the Fauvist works of Matisse, with their emphasis on decorative pattern, expressive color, and pleasurable subjects. Contemporaries and rivals, the art of these two seminal figures laid the foundations of modernism for generations to come. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers and $5 for members. 


Sponsored by CMA Docent Alums


Wednesdays@2: Low-Maintenance Annuals That Will Make Your Friends Say WOW!
May 8, 2:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with Designer Showcase, join Pam Bennett to learn about the beautiful world of annual plants and the dramatic impact they can have on your home garden. Pam is OSU’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director and Horticulture Educator for OSU Extension in Clark County. She is the co-author of the award-winning book, Garden-pedia, An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms, and writes a weekly gardening column. She also authors the bi-monthly “Ask the Expert” column for Ohio Gardening magazine and is a frequent writer for other popular gardening magazines and trade publications. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers and $5 for members.