Sponsor a Work from our Permanent Collection

This past year, the Museum has had the unique opportunity to reimagine the permanent collection galleries to focus on some of our most important and loved works, including some that may not always get the attention they deserve. From Impressionism to Cubism and beyond, this new installation emphasizes both visual and historical connections between diverse works, including major works by European artists like Monet, Matisse, Degas, and Picasso; highlights by important American modernists like Marsden Hartley and Charles Demuth; and renowned Columbus artists as well.

To celebrate this beautiful installation of the permanent collection, we invite you to sponsor a work you love. Maybe it has inspired you on a walk through the galleries? Maybe it has a special meaning for you or your family? Whatever the reason, we invite you to “own” this work through 2021. To recognize your sponsorship, your chosen work will include a label with your name, a quote about why it is special to you, and any additional information you would like to include to share with others.

We’ve included some of our most beloved works here. Many additional works are on view and available for your sponsorship at a variety of levels as well. To discuss additional opportunities, please contact Gabriel Mastin at gabriel.mastin@cmaohio.org or 614-629-0307, or Lucy Ackley at 614-629-0351.

If you are sponsoring a piece in the CMA permanent collection be sure to list the piece and exactly how you would like to be recognized on the donor wall.
 

Gallery 4: The Social Body


Jacob Lawrence, Street Scene—Restaurant, about 1936.
Tempera on paper mounted on board, Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art, 1930–1970

$2,500.00


Reginald Marsh, Hudson Bay Fur Company, 1932.
Egg tempera on muslin mounted to particle board, Museum Purchase, Howald Fund.

$5,000.00


George Bellows, Polo at Lakewood, 1910.
Oil on canvas, Columbus Art Association Purchase

$10,000.00


Rockwell Kent, Men and Mountains, 1909.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$10,000.00

Gallery 4: Elijah Pierce Wall


Elijah Pierce, Crucifixion, mid 1930s.
Carved and painted wood with glitter on wood panel, Museum Purchase

Together for $15,000.00


Elijah Pierce, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Kennedy Brothers, 1977.
Carved and painted wood relief with glitter, Museum Purchase

Together for $15,000.00


Elijah Pierce, Elijah Escapes the Mob, 1950s.
Carved and painted wood relief, Museum Purchase

Together for $15,000.00


Elijah Pierce, Watergate, 1975.
Carved and painted wood relief with glitter, Museum Purchase

Together for $15,000.00

Gallery 6: Queer / Modern


Charles Demuth, The Drinkers, 1915.
Watercolor, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$1,000.00


Paul Cadmus, Horse Play, 1935.
Etching, Gift of James D. Bliek and R. J. David Frego

$1,000.00


Paul Cadmus, The Survivor, 1944.
Egg tempera on panel, Bequest of Robert E. White, Jr. 

$2,500.00


Paul Cadmus, Le Ruban Dénoué: Hommage à Reynaldo Hahn, 1963.
Egg tempera on gessoed Masonite, Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art, 1930–1970

$5,000.00


George Tooker, Cornice, 1949.
Tempera on panel, Museum Purchase, Howald Fund II

$10,000.00

Gallery 6: Berenice Abbot Collection


Berenice Abbott, Djuna Barnes, 1926–1930.
(printed c. 1955-1970) Gelatin silver print, Gift of Eric Daiter and Lisa Casale

Grouped Together for $5,000.00


Berenice Abbott, Magnetic Field, 1982.
Gelatin silver print, laid down, Gift of John L. Wirchanski in Memory of William Petrakis

Grouped Together for $5,000.00


Berenice Abbott, Soap Bubbles, 1982.
Gelatin silver print, laid down Gift of John L. Wirchanski

Grouped Together for $5,000.00

Gallery 7: Light/Impression


Camille Pissarro, Landscape at Osny, about 1883.
Oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, Howald Fund

$2,500.00


Claude Monet, The Mediterranean (Cap d’Antibes), 1888.
Oil on canvas, Bequest of Frederick W. Schumacher

$5,000.00


Edgar Degas, Houses at the Foot of a Cliff (Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme), about 1895–98. Oil on canvas, Gift of Howard D. and Babette L. Sirak, the Donors to the Campaign for Enduring Excellence, and the Derby Fund

$5,000.00


Claude Monet, View of Bennecourt, 1887.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Howard D. and Babette L. Sirak, the Donors to the Campaign for Enduring Excellence, and the Derby Fund

$10,000.00


Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1918.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Howard D. and Babette L. Sirak, the Donors to the Campaign for Enduring Excellence, and the Derby Fund

$15,000.00

Gallery 8: The Center Cannot Hold


Francisco Goya, Que Guerrero, about 1779 (published 1877).
Etching, Thomas Ewing French Collection of Prints: Gift of Janet French Houston

$500.00


Francisco Goya, The Carnivorous Vulture (plate 76 from The Disasters of War), 1810‒20 (published 1863). Etching and aquatint, Museum Purchase, Howald Fund

Paula Modersohn-Becker, The Three-Legged One, 1903.
Oil on paper laid down, Museum Purchase, Howald Fund 

$1,000.00


Marsden Hartley, Cosmos, 1908–09.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$5,000.00


Paul Cézanne, Victor Chocquet Seated, about 1877.
Oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, Howald Fund

$5,000.00


Alexej Jawlensky, Schokko with Red Hat, 1909.
Oil on board, Gift of Howard D. and Babette L. Sirak, the Donors to the Campaign for Enduring Excellence, and the Derby Fund.

$25,000.00

Gallery 9: The Picture In Pieces


Blanche Lazzell, [Untitled], 1924.
Graphite pencil, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Diamond in memory of Dante J. Scono

$500.00


Marsden Hartley, Still Life No. 1, 1912.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$2,500.00


Pablo Picasso, Seated Man with Pipe, 1916.
Watercolor and graphite pencil, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$2,500.00


Diego Rivera, Still Life (Mallorca), 1915.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$5,000.00


Henri Matisse, Yellow Roses with Cage of Parakeets, 1924.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$5,000.00


Diego Rivera, Still Life with Bread Knife, 1915.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$10,000.00


Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Compote and Glass, 1914–15.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$10,000.00

Ross Hallway


Lula Mae Blocton, Summer Ease, 1975.
Oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, Derby Fund

$5,000.00


George Bellows, Summer Night, Riverside Drive, 1909.
Oil on canvas, Bequest of Frederick W. Schumacher

$10,000.00


Mira Dancy, Stacked Skies, 2020.
Acrylic on canvas, Gift of James C. Elbaor

$10,000.00

Ross Hall: Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt Collection 


Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt Allegory Of The Stonewall Riot (Statue Of Liberty Fighting For Drag Queen, Husband, And Home), 1969. Foil, plastic wrap, pipe cleaners, linoleum, glitter, acrylic paint, acrylic floor shine, food coloring, staples, wire, printed material, and found objects, Museum Purchase, Derby Fund

Together for $5,000.00


Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, The Romantic Reality of Proletarian Constructivism, 1985–86. Mixed media, Museum Purchase, Derby Fund

Together for $5,000.00

Margaret M. Walter Wing


Henri Matisse, Woman by a Window, 1920–22.
Oil on canvas, Gift of Ferdinand Howald

$5,000.00


Christopher Ries, Sunflower, 2012.
Cut, ground, polished, engraved optic crystal with oil paint and 24 karat gold, Museum Purchase

$10,000.00


Helen Frankenthaler, Captain’s Paradise, 1971.
Acrylic on canvas, Museum Purchase with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and two anonymous donors

$10,000.00


Kehinde Wiley, Portrait of Andries Stilte II, 2006.
Oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA

$15,000.00

Derby Court


Dale Chihuly, Isola di San Giacomo in Palude, 1996.
Glass and metal, Anonymous Gift and Museum Purchase, Duckworth Fund

$25,000.00

Mel Chin Room


Mel Chin, Spirit, 1994.
White oak, tall grass prairie plants, steel, industrial patina, sheetrock, paint. Museum Purchase, Howald Fund 

$25,000.00

Atrium


Lino Tagliapietra, Endeavor, 1998–2003.
Installation of thirty-five glass boats, Museum Purchase with funds provided by Geraldine Schottenstein in memory of Jerome Schottenstein 

$10,000.00

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