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Columbus Museum of Art

480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-221-6801
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Ranked #35 of 76 attractions in Columbus
Type: Art Museums
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Ohio
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189 reviews 189 reviews
72 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I want to love our art museum, but.... I just didn't. I enjoyed my time there, (short as it was) but it's awfully tiny for the $12 admission price. Well known artists-- there's only a handful and not good representatives. I hope the renovation will bring more galleries? I swear it was larger many years ago. There's a large room... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I recently visited the museum with my eleven year old nephew. I was worried he would be bored but when we got there and started walking through the galleries, I realized there were thought provoking activities in each room. That made the experience more interesting. I love art and even I really appreciated the added touches that included puzzles, small... More

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Thompson Falls
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Columbus deserves better. There is more building than art. The works by major artists are obscure paintings. Their Picasso is from his pre-cubism period. We were the only visitors in the museum while we were there. I am perplexed because walking around Columbus, the city is full of nice sculptures. Why would a city full of nice sculptures have such... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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166 reviews 166 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For a fairly large city, this museum is surprisingly small, even moreso now that it is under renovation. They are adding a large addition, so some of the galleries are either closed or have been made smaller. I attended the recent Toulouse Lautrec exhibit which was disappointing in that only a few of the items were done by him. The... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I drove 350 miles round trip to see the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition and tour the rest of the museum. I expected to spend 3-4 hours there! I was VERY disappointed. Very few actual works by Toulouse-Lautrec in the exhibit (a few posters , and maybe one one painting), the rest of the exhibit was devoted to other artists. The museum is... More

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Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Check your calendar for "family day." Some of the most iconic words of the museum (e.g., "Schokko with Red Hat") will be on display for the children to see and analyze. In addition, photographs will be permitted. The collection has a few European artists, but more American artists. If learning more about American painters is what you are looking for,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We headed to this museum to see the Toulouse-Lautrec exihibit, but we were also pretty impressed by the permanent collection. A goodly number of Impressionist works were on display, along with an excellent selection of American art. The original building is lovely, and the new addition looks promising. We are likely to go back once the addition is completed. By... More

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Bingham Farms, Michigan
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed seeing the Lautrec show and looking at the lovely Chihuly that is displayed in an inner courtyard. They also have an excellent shop where we find all kinds of things to purchase. We will be back.

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Worthington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've been to the Columbus Art Museum several times - mostly dragging my family there to spend time together and get away from the TV/video games/laptops. Every time we go, we are always happy that we did. My family ranges in ages from 12 to 54 - 5 of us. There is always something there that each person is interested... More

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Typically art museums are near the bottom of any attraction list for families with younger children. That is not the case here. They have almost an entire floor of art projects and displays dedicated to children where they can play, build and create their own art. Couple that with the fact that Sundays have free admission and you've got a... More

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