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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Wil Haygood on Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Wil Haygood on Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Wil Haygood is a journalist, author, cultural historian and the guest curator for I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100, an exhibition opening at the Columbus Museum of Art on Oct. 19. Haygood grew up on the Near East Side of Columbus. He is best known as the author of The Butler, which […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Tariq Tarey Bringing the Wonder to Wonderball

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Tariq Tarey Bringing the Wonder to Wonderball

Tariq Tarey is a documentary photographer, skilled in both still photography and video, who specializes in refugee affairs. In July of 2006, Tariq’s show, Forlorn in Ohio, which documented the plight of Somali refugees, appeared at the Kiaca Gallery in Columbus. Forlorn in Ohio also traveled to Wright State University in 2007. Several images from […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Nannette V. Maciejunes has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003. She has been integral in bringing the best of the art world to Columbus, including the upcoming exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, which opens June 10. She enjoys art of all kinds, especially 20th century American […]

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