Columbus Museum of Art

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Columbus Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
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Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dalyman
Dayton, OH64 contributions
Dec 2021
My spouse and I saw the Van Gogh exhibit last week and it was fabulous. We both learned a great deal about his life and influences. And I thought the incorporation of works by those influential artists was a brilliant idea.
Written December 6, 2021
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI481 contributions
Nov 2021
Came to the museum from 4 hours away to see their current exhibition Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources. And it was worth it! Many are familiar with Van Gogh's most famous works...The Sunflowers and Starry Night...plus his portraits and landscapes, but maybe not so much his life and career. This exhibit offered insights into how religion shaped his life, his interest in books and reading, printing and engravings in books, weekly newspapers and other publications, and perhaps more importantly the fellow artists he knew (or knew of) and admired. His letters to his brother Theo are excerpted to provide those insights, and then complemented by about 15 Van Gogh works and some 100 works by those fellow artists.

We arrived 90 minutes early to spend time in the museum's traditional European and American galleries as well as their contemporary art galleries. Amazing collection that includes a half dozen Monet paintings and other Impressionism works as well as many works by Columbus native George Bellows and other 20th-century American artists including Edward Hopper, Elijah Pierce, and Aminah Robinson. We thoroughly enjoyed the Glass Gallery too!

Several galleries were closed for reinstallation, and in November, the Sculpture Garden was largely empty, with just 4 works out there. Still a visit to this museum could easily be an all-morning or all-afternoon affair, with lunch in the Schokko Cafe. And don't forget to walk around the museum building to see the stunning Henry Moore sculpture in front of the Broad Street entrance and a few other sculptures on the lawn as well as the the historic marker remembering George Bellows and Roy Liechenstein (who attended Ohio State University).
Written November 19, 2021
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Jackinbama
Massillon, OH832 contributions
Oct 2021
We went first to see the Pizzuti Collection of the CMA. This was interesting but very small (two exhibits). The main museum has much more to offer and is quite nice. Free on Sunday is hard to beat.

The museum has some very nice pieces from famous artists (Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, etc.).
Written October 17, 2021
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AaronFWA
Angola, IN846 contributions
Oct 2021
An absolute must if you are in Cincy. Incredible collection well laid out museum courteous personnel.
Written October 12, 2021
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LexiV
Cleveland, OH625 contributions
Jul 2021
This was a lovely way to spend some time in the city. The contemporary gallery was small but excellent. The entire museum is quite small, but we really liked the current special exhibits (there's an entire LEGO room right now until 8/20) as well as the Wonder Room. My teen especially liked the interactive spots where you can make your own art to be displayed and respond to prompts with sticky notes. The gift shop was excellent with lots of fun reasonably priced options, and if you buy something then parking is free. I'll be watching the exhibit schedule to see when to return. Currently, you still need to reserve a specific time slot before coming to the museum as a crowd control measure.
Written August 3, 2021
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justlikefire
5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
I absolutely loved this museum! It is impressive from the outside as well as the inside. There is a section in the museum for everyone. My favorite was the sculptures and the old masters paintings. They had sculptures by Rodin and paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Renior. And, there were some of the oldest paintings I've every seen, with one of them from the 1400's. The parking is $5, but if you buy something in the gift shop(something I always do), they validate your parking. Definitely would come here again.
Written July 2, 2021
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delospoppy
New York City, NY384 contributions
Jun 2021
The museum has some nice art from impression, modern and the Renaissance period. They had a wonderful art show by Aminah Robinson, a quilt maker and artist. It was just wonderful - talked about her life in Poindexter Village. The museum is not so large that you are overwhelmed. A nice morning visit - there is parking in the back. Get you tickets on line. Don't forget to bring a mask.
Written June 15, 2021
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margatemensch2016
Coconut Creek, FL722 contributions
May 2021
On a hot May day,I was fortunate enough to enjoy the Columbus Museum of Art's fine collection of paintings from the Renaissance Period up to the present day.It has an especially fine collection of 19th and 20th Century Art.Its collec5tion of Old Master Paintings on display is small.
Even though,this art museum has a soupcon of Renaissance Period Paintings,I saw excellent examples of Northern European Renaissance Paintings by Jan Van Oostansen("Lamentation"),Barthel Bruyn the Elder("Saint Sebastian"),and Jan Joest Von Kalkar("Virgin and Child With Saint Anne").I saw fine Baroque Period Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens and Studio("Christ Ttiumphant Over Sin and Death"),Jacob Jordaens("Saint John the Baptist",fine Mannerism),Abraham Willemsens("Courtyard of Country Inn"),Cornelis de Man("Church Interior,Oude Kerk,Delft"),and Joseph Marie Vien("Venus Wounded by Diomedes and Saved by Iris"),among others.
It has a delightful collection of 19th Century Paintings produced by French Painters.I especially liked Francois de Benouville's"Samuel Annointing David"(Academy Style),Eugene Boudin;s"Bordeaux,Boats at Gargonne",Claude Monet's"Mediterranean"(awesome Impressionism),Camille Pissarro's"Bridge With Barges at Rouen",and Pierre Renoir's"Cristina Lerolle Embroidering",among others.I also saw fine sculpture by Auguste Rodin("Age of Bronze").
I saw fine 20th Century Paintings by these European Painters;Andre Derain("Portrait of Etienne Terrus"(fine Pointillism),Henri Matisse("Eel,Etretat"),Pablo Picaso("Stillife With Compote and Glass"),Ernst Ludwig Kirschner("Landscape With Nudes at Fehmann"),and James Ensor("Assination"),among others.
Fine American Paintings by George Bellows("Summer Night,Riverside Park"),Marsden Hartley("Cosmos"),Ernest Lawson("Hills of Inwood"),John Sloan("Entrance to Philadelphia City Hall"),and Fran Stella("La Vecchia Dell Orto")were sources of delectation.
I was impressed with the temporary exhibit featuring splendid paintings by Columbus Painter,Aminah Robinson.I especially liked her depictions of life in African American Columbus neighborhoods.Fsvorites of mine were "Franklin Park family Gathering","Christmas Day In Poindexter Village",and"Elijah Pierce".
At the Columbus Museum of Art .Covid 19 Protocol was enforced.
Written May 26, 2021
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bridgeth52
santa ana,california69 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We did not enjoy the commentary on many artworks on how we were supposed to view the painting...in the context of wolk and social values of today...shouldn't you leave that up to the viewer?
I came to see art...not be lectured to...
The collection isnt as good as it should be for a city the size of Columbus as well.
Lunch in the cafe was EXCELLENT..best salmon ive had in ages.
Written May 22, 2021
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Henrietta P
London, UK69 contributions
May 2021
They have a gorgeous next extention that is very architecturally sensitive to the original buildling but nothing can detract from the fact that the collecion of art just isn't very good...
Written May 9, 2021
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  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM