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.

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.


Mozart to Matisse: The Romantic Art of Germany
March 11, 2:00 PM
Art of the Romantic movement in Germany will be discussed in a lecture that covers the period during which Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 was composed. Characterized by strong emotional expression and submission to the sublime power of natural forces, Romanticism found a voice in German literature and art as well as music beginning in the late 18th century, in the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich and Phillip Otto Runge. These artists emphasized the transcendent, spiritual elements revealed in nature through dramatic, often mystical canvases that embodied themes such as the infinite power of the divine, the inevitability of death, and the promise of spiritual transcendence. The cost for this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.


TO BE RESCEDULED: Wed @2 – Talk and Book Signing with Kathryn Sullivan
March 25, 2pm

Join Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, as she recounts how she and other astronauts, engineers, and scientists launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained Hubble, the most productive observatory ever built. After the talk, meet Kathryn during her book signing. Copies of her book “Handprints on Hubble” will be available for purchase. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.