Columbus Museum of Art
|Former name||Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts|
|Location||480 E. Broad Street |
Columbus, Ohio 43215
|Executive director||Nannette V. Maciejunes|
The Columbus Museum of Art is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Formed in 1878 as the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, it was the first art museum to register its charter with the state of Ohio. The museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting American and European modern and contemporary art along with folk art, glass art, and photography. In 2011, the Museum opened The Center for Creativity, an 18,000 sq ft (1,700 m2) space that includes galleries, gathering areas, and places for workshops that allow visitors to engage in hands-on activities.
In 2013, the Museum was awarded the National Medal, the Nation's highest honor for museums, from the Institute of Library and Museum Services.
Its original building was the Sessions Mansion. It was replaced on the same site by the current building, which opened on January 22, 1931. It was designed by Columbus architects Richards, McCarty and Bulford. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 19, 1992, under its original name.
The museum launched a massive reconstruction and expansion in 2007. The first phase opened January 1, 2011, after 13-months of construction. On October 25, 2015, the new Margaret M. Walter wing was opened to the public, adding 50,000 square feet of addition and 40,000 square feet of major renovation to the Museum. The Margaret M. Walter Wing was designed by Michael Bongiorno, AIA of the Columbus-based architecture firm DesignGroup.
Center for Creativity
The JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity is a hub for creativity on the first floor of the museum, which includes Creativity Lounge, The Studio, The Wonder Room, Big Idea Gallery, and Open Gallery.
The permanent collection includes outstanding late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern works of art. Major collections include the Ferdinand Howald Collection of early Modernist paintings, the Sirak Collection of Impressionist and Expressionist works, The Photo League Collection, and the Philip and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art. The Museum houses the world's largest collections of works by Columbus born artists Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Elijah Pierce, and George Bellows.
Highlights include early Cubist paintings by Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, works by François Boucher, Paul Cézanne, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Edward Hopper, and Norman Rockwell, and installations by Mel Chin, Josiah Mcelheny, Susan Philipsz, and Allan Sekula.
Selections from the permanent collection
Anthony van Dyck, Christian Bruce, 1635
Artemisia Gentileschi, David and Bathsheba, c. 1610-1675
Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Varvara Naryshkina, 1800
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Raphael and the Baker's Daughter, 1840
Rosa Bonheur, The Coal Carriers, 1851
Winslow Homer, Haymaking, 1864
Albert Bierstadt, Landscape, c. 1867-1869
Camille Corot, The Little Bird Nesters, 1873
Albert Pinkham Ryder, Spirit of Autumn, 1875
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Madame Henriot 'en travesti' (The Page), 1875–76
John Singer Sargent
Oil on canvas, 1879
Mary Cassatt, Susan Comforting the Baby No. 1, c. 1881
William Michael Harnett, After the Hunt, 1883
Claude Monet, The Mediterranean (Cap d'Antibes), 1888
Henri Rousseau, Tiger Hunt, c. 1895
Portrait of a Young Woman, Pastel on paper, 1898
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Girl Asleep, 1905-06
Marsden Hartley, Cosmos, Oil on Canvas, 1908-09
Rockwell Kent, Men and Mountains, 1909
Edward Middleton Manigault - The Rocket, 1909
George Bellows, Polo at Lakewood, Oil on canvas, 1910
Arthur Dove, Movement No. 1, 1911
Edward Middleton Manigault, The Clown, 1912
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Tower Room, Fehmarn, 1913
Juan Gris, Glass of Beer and Playing Cards, 1914
Marsden Hartley, Berlin Ante War, 1914
Jacques Villon, Portrait de M. J. B. peintre (Jacques Bon), 1914
Pablo Picasso, Nature morte au compotier (Still Life with Compote and Glass), oil on canvas, 1914–15
George Wesley Bellows, Riverfront No. 1, 1915
Charles Burchfield, Twilight Moon, 1916
Charles Sheeler, Lhasa, 1916
Robert Delaunay, Portuguese Woman, Oil on canvas, 1916
Charles Demuth, The Circus, 1917
William Glackens, Beach Scene, New London," 1918
Charles Demuth, The Tower, 1920
Charles Demuth, Incense of a New Church, 1921
Arthur Garfield Dove, Thunderstorm, 1921
Charles Demuth, Paquebot Paris, 1921-22
Elie Nadelman, Host, c. 1920-1923
Marsden Hartley, New Mexico Recollections, 1923
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Gilson, Nancy (31 August 2015). "Columbus Museum of Art names new wing in honor of benefactors | The Columbus Dispatch". Retrieved 1 November 2015.
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- Columbus Museum of Art official site
- Columbus Museum of Art: "Art and Social Issues". In May 2005 the Columbus Museum of Art acquired the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection which chronicles art through social commentary from 1930–1970s. This section of their website provides images, descriptions, artist biographies, and resources to teachers and students.
- Columbus Museum of Art YouTube channel