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Address: 480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-221-6801
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Renoirs advertised but not present...

We originally went to the museum because they had a big billboard advertising Renoir paintings. A quick search online said it was an exhibit on Renoir's representation of women... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We originally went to the museum because they had a big billboard advertising Renoir paintings. A quick search online said it was an exhibit on Renoir's representation of women. When we got there, all excited about it, they looked at us as though we were crazy. Another look at the website said that the exhibit was in 2005. A docent... More 

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Ligonier PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum just completed a major renovation. A new wing is connected to the older grande dame by atrium and skywalks. It was very well-done. The collection itself is interesting: not a lot of paintings from 18th and 19th century British and French, but a decent representation of Dutch work. The modern and post-modern collections are, however, very interesting and... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great art in the new areas and excellent restaurant. Many different and varied exhibits. Wonderful place to spend an afternoon and to have a tasty lunch.

Thank witzwise
Scottsdale, Arizona
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CMOA may not be in the same league size wise as Chicago Art Institute but their smaller collection of paintings is very special and worthy of a trip through the new wing. The cafe is run by local food guru Cameron Mitchell so you cannot go wrong incorporating lunch into the time you schedule for this visit. Parking id free.... More 

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Ohio, USA
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission is free on Sundays and that is when we happened to visit. It was great to see so many young parents with their kids. Many of the galleries had a kid-friendly activity on a table in the center of the room. For older kids, some of the wall labels had questions to discuss in addition to the info about... More 

Thank Sue L
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect addition to the arts scene in Columbus. Free to see on any Sunday. Free parking also in convenient location by the new entrance. Wonderful cafe operated by a local culinary expert. The museum itself is a big city addition to a smaller venue. Excellent overall interests represented in all galleries. My favorite Picasso is in the... More 

Thank kygogirl
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been to the museum in several years but went last week to see the new wing of the museum. What a delight! The exhibits and explanations of the exhibits were exceptionally well done! The new space is not only wonderful as an exhibit space, but the architecture, with its enormous floor to ceiling windows and see-through shades,... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The CMA is such a great place for a quiet stroll on a rainy day. Typically the attractions change often enough to make the fee well worth the investment. The staff is very friendly and informative but they don't invade your space as in some other art museums we've visited.

Thank Brenhff64
Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A smaller metropolitan museum that attends to special interest collections that will speak to the community. In October a new contemporary art section will open that should encourage the growing art community in the city.

Thank Beth618
Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Small museum, in process of large expansion. Good section of hands-on art for children. Features local artists. Not a lot of historical art.

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