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Columbus Museum of Art

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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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I have visited this art museum four times in the past seven years. Each visit was more depressing than the last, until now. The new wing, new cafe, and new receiving area are... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Janet G
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent about 3 hours on a Sunday visiting. Was a little crowded but had a nice time. Beautiful exhibits! We did not pay to see the Picasso exhibit but wish we had.

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Thank Ttbeebs
Indianapolis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The CMA is delightful! Free on Sundays, $6 additional charge for Picasso Exhibit, well worth it. Great interactive area, The 'Wonder Room", kept the younger kids entertained. Even the Picasso exhibit had an area where kids could use magnetic shapes to create their own cubist work of art. Highly recommended family activity.

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Thank ChrisMW1620TU
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great art museum well laided out with a diverse selection. Free admission on Sunday. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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Thank OriginalPsyn
Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this art museum four times in the past seven years. Each visit was more depressing than the last, until now. The new wing, new cafe, and new receiving area are lovely if unremarkable, and better able to handle crowds without seeming crowded. The gift shop has also been improved. The staff overall is well trained and courteous.... More 

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Thank Janet G
West Hartford, CT
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, we arrived during their late hours on Thursday night to find that, after a certain time, you pay whatever you would like for admission. We were extremely impressed by the variety of art. I would also characterize this museum as being a good art museum for "art newbies," as the placards throughout the museum highlight various aspects of the... More 

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Thank trencherjr
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our recent visit to the museum was a great pleasure. Having not been on the premises in decades, I was thrilled to walk through the frames that elegantly combined the old and new buildings. Hats off to the Picasso exhibit's curator who masterfully integrated community commentary (via internet links) about a handful of the works on display.

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Thank Diane W
Kenton, Ohio
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really eclectic and well stocked galleries. Comfortable place to take the family and just enjoy for the day.

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Thank gpfister2
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on Sunday (Sundays are free!), and really enjoyed the museum. Very interactive, with activities in every room (even the classic boring art ones), very friendly to the general public (I'm an Art major so I'm biased), and specially friendly to children. There's a wonderful hands-on play space for children to be creative at! This all being said, I... More 

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Thank Rebecca E
Lithopolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large group of ladies enjoyed dinner and a tour of the new addition. The food was good, and I loved the light and airy feel of the dining area. The temporary display was thought provoking. The Ohio painters section is appreciated. The gift store had fun items.

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1 Thank LivingTheDream108
Albany
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum still looks good from Broad Street, but the new building's elevation on the Gay Street side is very beautiful. The outdoor areas are perfectly tailored to the dense urban location. The walking approach from any direction, including from cleverly unobtrusive close-in parking, is open and welcoming. The lobby of the newer building has lots of natural light, surprising... More 

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