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.
Wednesdays@2 The Easter Story in Art
April 19 at 2:00 PM
This program will explore painting and sculpture from the Renaissance to the 19th century representing episodes of the Easter Story, with images of the Crucifixion and Resurrection that center on the theme of redemption and renewal. In addition, the program will include a preview of an upcoming exhibition of Italian cartelami scheduled for 2018, consisting of 18th-century decorations from Italian churches that depict the imagery of Easter. Cost of the program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.
Wednesdays@2 Time Changes Everything: The Science of Appraising Fine Art and Collectibles in the 21st Century
April 26 at 2:00 PM
What are the new generation of collectors looking for? Join Jeff Baker as he explores the science of appraising these valuables and reveals the new buyer. Baker, owner of J.A. Baker, LLC, has more than 17 years of experience in the furniture and antiques business. He has a keen eye for appraising fine antiques and collectibles as well as a proven track record for identifying and developing market trends. Cost of the program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.
Wednesdays@2 Mozart to Matisse
May 10 at 2:00 PM
CMA, in partnership with Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO), presents this afternoon series pairing lectures exploring works from CMA’s collection with chamber music performances. This event features a look at Orientalism in Art with romantic depictions of the Near East and Asia in paintings by European artists, who depicted the Orient as exotic, colorful, and mysterious, complimented by musical works performed by CSO musicians. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.
Wednesdays@2 Remembering Budd Bishop
May 17 at 2:00 PM
Join Chief Curator David Stark for a look at highlights of Remembering Budd Bishop, an installation devoted to works acquired through the late Budd Harris Bishop (1937-2016), CMA director from 1976-1986. This program will also include a panel discussion with CMA staff, including Executive Director Nannette V. Maciejunes, who will share their reminiscences of working with one the great directors of CMA. Cost of the program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for membership.
Wednesdays@2 Ohio Plein Air
June 07 at 2:00 PM
Hear members of the The Ohio Plein Air Society, an organization of artists and art lovers who share a common interest in painting outdoors (“en plein air”), discuss the CMA exhibition showcasing their work, on view in the until June 18. The Ohio Plein Air Society Show: The Best of OPAS features a juried group of some 90 works painted in the open air. Join us for a lively conversation by and about the artists and the art featured in this popular exhibition. Cost of the program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.