CMA Community Days

January 14, 2024
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Location: CMA

CMA is kicking off our first Community Day of 2024, with generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program. Enjoy a day filled with activities including FREE general admission AND special exhibition admission to Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community and Quilting a Future: Contemporary Quilts and American Tradition.

All are welcome, registration is encouraged.

Register Here

Activities for the Day

Community Celebration
1:00–4:00 PM
Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion

Enjoy music and tasty bites from local Ghanaian food vendors, a photo booth, and art activities. Stop by our creative reuse station, where second-hand materials can be used to create a one-of-a-kind brooch, using fabrics and sewing embellishments.
10 Minutes on the Dot
1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, and 2:30 PM
Lower Level Walter Wing

Join a CMA docent for 10 Minutes on the Dot, a pop-up type experience that focuses on just one work of art for 10 minutes.
Quilted Communities Activity
1:00–2:30 PM
Ralph and JoAn Talmage Meeting Room

Join Marla McLeod, the 2023 Aminah Robinson Artist in Residence, in a guided activity to create a unique piece of quilted artwork reflecting visitors and their communities.
Poetry by Cynthia Amoah
2:45–3:00 PM
Cardinal Health Auditorium

Ghanaian-American poet Cynthia Amoah will debut a Community Day Poem marked and influenced by themes of cultural identity and expression of narratives that arise in Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community. Cynthia will create a living, breathing poem — in Cento form—constructed with crowdsourced ideas provided by CMA community members.
Threaded Narratives: A Dialogue on Accra! and Quilting a Future
3:00–4:00 PM
Cardinal Health Auditorium

Gather for a lively conversation on themes explored in Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community and Quilting a Future: Contemporary Quilts and American Tradition with Gayle Strege, curator of The Ohio State University’s Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, and fashion designer Cheryl Penn, moderated by Deidre Hamlar, CMA’s Curator at Large and Director of the Aminah Robinson Legacy Project.
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