The Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) in Columbus, is dedicated to providing access to art for both the local community and visitors from around the world through an excellent collection of art, and various exhibitions and events throughout the year. With a mission to “create great experiences with great art for everyone,” the CMA aims to be a community hub where ideas can be exchanged, and different voices heard and one that nurtures creativity and innovation.
The Columbus Museum of Art is home to a collection of art from around the world, including late 19th and early 20th-century American and modern European works of art, contemporary art, folk art, glass, and photography. Collections include works by renowned local artists such as Elijah Pierce, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, and George Bellows, as well as acclaimed photographic collections by The Photo League.
The Museum hosts a variety of year-round art-related events such as festivals, independent art films, and educational programs for students and adults. The Columbus Museum of Art can also be hired for private functions and special celebrations along with specialized services such as catering and event management.
The Columbus Museum of Art doesn’t feature the regular stark white cubes of other contemporary galleries, and the walls are traditionally decorated with walls of various colors. Gallery walls are adorned with paintings hung in the old ‘salon’ style with walls covered in paintings rather than spaced apart in single rows.
The Columbus Museum of Art is home to a collection of art from around the world, including late 19th and early 20th-century American and modern European works of art, contemporary art, folk art, glass, and photography. Highlights of the Museum’s permanent collection works by renowned artists such as Matisse, Cézanne, Ingres, Boucher, Monet, Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell, and early Cubist paintings by Juan Gris and Picasso. Columbus native, George Bellows also features in the Museum with a substantial collection of paintings, as well as an extensive photography collection with works by Eugène Atget and Bernice Abbott.
The Museum also features a range of temporary and traveling exhibitions and shows, such as ‘Renoir's Women,' an exhibit showcasing more than 30 works by the Impressionist master, and a display of glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly. An outdoor sculpture gallery features a variety of large sculptures and artworks, including a reclining figure by Henry Moore at the entrance to the Museum.
The Columbus Museum of Art offers a range of educational programs for adults, teens, and families, as well as hosts functions and events throughout the year. Families can explore the interactive and experimental gallery of the Wonder Room, take in the great works of art and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities in the Big Idea Gallery, embark on a scavenger hunt, or take part in Family Adventure Tours. Family-friendly programs include Open Studio, Young Child Studios, Summer Art Workshops, Home School Workshops, and Museum on the Move!
Programs include an interactive exhibit tailored towards educating children called ‘Eye Spy: Adventures in Art,’ ‘Wednesdays @ 2 Behind-the-Scenes’ Talks, PNC Free Sundays, Art Escapes, Art Book Club, and Decorator’s Show House.
The Columbus Museum of Art is located at 480 East Broad Street in Columbus and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Museum is home to on outdoor gallery, an interactive exhibit tailored towards educating children called ‘Eye Spy: Adventures in Art,’ the Schokko Art Café, a museum store.
The Schokko Art Café is vibrant, contemporary café located on the main floor of the Museum and boasts lovely views of the sculpture garden. The restaurant serves a creative menu of signature dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, vegetarian offerings, and other healthy plates, which can be enjoyed in the café, out on the sunny terrace, or in the museum garden areas.
The Museum Store offers a unique shopping experience that reflects the essence of creativity and design found in the Museum. The store features a broad range of locally handmade and inspiring global objects from jewelry and personal accessories, fun and functional gifts, imaginative toys, and a diverse mix of books on art and design.
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480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215, website, Phone: 614-221-6801