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.

Driving Forces
January 15, 2:00 PM
Join curator Tyler Cann as he explores some of the featured artists and unique artworks in CMA’s current special exhibition, Driving Forces. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.

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Mozart to Matisse: Napoleon in Painting and Sculpture
January 29, 2:00 PM
Mozart to Matisse is a series featuring chamber music performed by Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians paired with discussions of art related in theme by CMA curators. This program features Napoleon’s legacy in painting and sculpture, from heroic idealizations dating back to the French emperor’s rise to power to somber paintings chronicling his ultimate defeat following the unsuccessful Russian campaign. The latter was commemorated in Tschaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, first performed in 1882, a celebration of Russia’s victory over the French imperial invasion. Depictions of Napoleon spanned a range of artistic movements and styles, from the neo-classical to Romantic masterpieces to later depictions in a more naturalistic style. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.

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Mozart to Matisse: Dale Chihuly
February 19, 2:00 PM
Mozart to Matisse is a series featuring chamber music performed by Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians paired with discussions of art related in theme by CMA curators. In conjunction with the CSO’s performance of the opera Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók, featuring new sculptures in glass by Dale Chihuly, this program will include a brief illustrated talk on the art of Chihuly. The artist’s striking glass sculptures, organic in form and brilliantly vibrant in color, are known the world over. Among his well-known series are Seaforms, inspired by shells, sea urchins, and acquatic creatures, and Chandeliers, consisting of exuberant hanging sculptures. CMA’s work by Chihuly, Isola di San Giacomo in Palude, on view in Derby Court since 1999, is a visitor favorite. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.

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