GCAC Presents: Creative Connections at the Columbus Museum of Art
If you’ve visited the Columbus Museum of Art during the past several months, you may have stumbled across some interesting characters: super heroes, show girls, paranormal investigators, indie rock stars, protestors and art thieves. They’ve engaged and entertained the casual Saturday visitor, but they’ve also helped connect CMA guests to Columbus creative community and invited each of them to reconnect with their own creativity.
Every month, the Columbus Museum of Art’s Center for Creativity partners with some of the most provocative creative people in our community to present intriguing, memorable experiences for visitors. Come for unexpected encounters with local artists and performers, creative exploration, and fun.
“We want to engage visitors in the creative process,” said Jeff Sims, Creative Producer, Columbus Museum of Art. “By collaborating with local artists and other creative people, we connect visitors to the amazing creative talent we have here in central Ohio. We highlight the innovative work being done by artists, musicians, comedians, dancers, hackers, scientists, and all kinds of creative thinkers, and push the boundaries of what kind of experiences you can expect from a CMA visit.”
Previous Connector Series events include explorations of hidden phenomena in the museum, creating a music video with Columbus indie rock band Connections, and playing early 20th-century parlor games with comedian Zachariah Bair.
Sound interesting? Have ideas, skills or talents you think would excite and engage the community? Call Jeff Sims at 614.629.0355 for more information about becoming a Connector Series partner.
Upcoming Connector Series:
Saturday, July 12, 1:00-4:00 PM
Where do museums get their authority to decide which artwork is important enough to preserve and display? Why do ancient works of classical art maintain their power and status? Visitors are invited to think and talk about these issues in a pop-up exhibition curated by artist Jordan Tate, a professor of art at University of Cincinnati.
Saturday, August 9, 1:00-4:00 PM
Fuse Factory is an art and technology not-for-profit initiative and hands-on art and tech lab. Their programs introduce new media art, experimental sound art, and high and low technologies to the general public. For this event, visitors are invited to experiment with LED lights and play a game in the museum galleries.
The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Charlotte R. Haller, Lewis K. Osborne, and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 pm every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger. Admission is free for all on Sundays. CMA Free Sundays presented by Arts Alive is made possible through a grant from PNC Foundation. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit Columbusmuseum.org.
GCAC Presents is a bi-weekly column brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – supporting art and advancing culture in Columbus – in partnership with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, a professional development and networking association of arts marketers. Each column will be written by a different local arts organization to give you an insiders look at the arts in Columbus.