Columbus Museum Of Art Is Open For In Person Visits Or Virtual Art Adventures This Summer

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The Columbus Museum of Art is open and ready to bring a little bit of art into your life.

The museum had been closed for months due to COVID-19 but they’re open and committed to keeping visitors safe and healthy. The Museum will is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

All Museum visits, including for Members, require a dated, timed admission ticket. General and special exhibition admission tickets are available online and by phone. A small amount of day-of admission tickets may be available for visitors who arrive without reservations but cannot be guaranteed.

The new guidelines for visiting also include maintaining 6 feet of distance from others within the museum, frequently washing and sanitizing your hands, and wearing a face covering. Visitors who arrive without their own masks will be provided one upon entry. You can read more about the COVID-19 specific guidelines at CMA right here.

For now, all in-person public programs and guided tours have been suspended. But the museum’s virtual programming is fantastic and it will continue throughout the summer. There are a lot of ways to get your CMA fix, including virtual Behind-The-Scenes tours via zoom and creative DIY activities like Studio At Home virtual meet ups.

One of the most exciting virtual activities from CMA is the virtual tour of iconic Columbus artist Aminah Robinson’s home. As a tribute to Robinson, CMA organized the Aminah Robinson Legacy Project. The most visible focus of the project was the renovation of Robinson’s Shepard neighborhood home studio. The property not only preserves Aminah Robinson’s artistic spirit, but it will also serve as a welcoming space for Black artists in residency to work and live.

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The Columbus Museum of Art is very proud to announce the completion of renovations to Aminah Robinson's house and home studio as part of the Aminah Robinson Legacy Project! The multi-year community effort to preserve MacArthur Fellow Aminah Robinson's cherished home and honor her life includes an ongoing Artist in Residence program developed in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to support Black artists, who will have the opportunity to live and work in Aminah's Shepard Neighborhood home. Co-Curators Diedre Hamlar and Carole Genshaft (pictured) will debut a new exhibition of Aminah's work at the museum in November 2020. #AminahRobinson #RagginOn #ArtistInResidence #ColumbusMakesArt #GCAC #MacArthurFellow

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Exhibitions on view when CMA reopens include:

Always CMA
CMA commissioned this photo interactive artwork by Columbus-based artist Melissa Vogley Woods. The work is fabricated from engineering grade high-intensity reflective vinyl, and stretches along the glass overhang above the pathway to the entrance of the Museum. Always CMA is inspired by the Louis Bouché painting Still Life with Flowers, 1919 in CMA’s collection.

Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 on view through October 4
CMA’s critically acclaimed exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots features more than 200 works of art and related visual materials that explore the profound impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) Civil-Rights movement on the art world.

No Mere Button-Pressers: Clarence H. White, Ema Spencer, and The Newark Camera Club on view through December 13
Before Clarence H. White became a leading Pictorialist photographer and co-founder of the Photo-Secession movement, he was a young grocery store bookkeeper in Newark, Ohio. The joint installations from CMA and The Works explore the time White spent in Newark, Ohio (1887–1906), before he left for New York. CMA will focus on work by White and Spencer while The Works will examine how industrial and cultural aspects of Licking County helped shape work by members of the Newark Camera Club.

For more info or to plan your visit to the Columbus Museum of Art, please visit their website at ColumbusMuseum.org.

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