Columbus Museum of Art

The glass doors of the Ohio Theatre were damaged during protests on May 28. They've been covered up by a quote from Les Miserables.
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The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it was laying off 39 employees and slashing their budget due to money lost during coronavirus. It’s the latest example of an arts organization that has suffered because of COVID-19. 

Arts And COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020
Ohio Theatre
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COVID-19 has hit the arts community particularly hard. Concerts, theaters, shows, museums and other performance venues are canceled or closed, leaving thousands with no work and giving new meaning to the “starving artist” label.

All Sides Weekend: Arts In Columbus

Feb 14, 2020
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Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nanette Maciejunes has a new book out about the museum.

ProMusicia Chamber Orchestra CEO Janet Chen is on the cover of this month's issue of Columbus CEO magazine and talks with us about the orchestra's upcoming performances. CATCO's production of "Application Pending" continues its run and we'll talk with the group's artistic director Steven Anderson.

All Sides Weekend: Pursuing Art As An Adult

Jan 17, 2020
Woman sitting on a stool painting a picture.
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Opportunities to make art abound when you’re a kid.

But when you’ve grown up and joined the work force, artistic aspirations and inspiration can be harder to come by.

Take part in a yoga class at Columbus Museum of Art on January 16.
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Enjoy MUSIC + YOGA at the Columbus Museum of Art. Start the year on a high note with yoga for everyday life. Treat Yourself or give a ticket for an affordable gift.

James Thurber’s Influence on Modern Cartoons

Oct 2, 2019

"It’s not the ink—it’s the think that makes a cartoon,” wrote longtime cartoon editor for “The New Yorker” magazine, Robert Mankoff.

That’s fitting with James Thurber’s style and what he brought to cartooning in the 20th century, according to scholar Michael Rosen.

Earlier this year, Classical 101 and the Columbus Museum of Art collaborated for Portraits of Langston, a program featuring music by composers Valerie Coleman and William Grant Still. This weekend, Classical 101 is broadcasting some highlights from that concert.

All Sides Weekend: Aminah Robinson And Art

Feb 15, 2019
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Join All Sides Weekend host Clare Roth for a discussion about African American visual artists in Columbus and their impact on the modern-day arts scene.

color photo of augusta savage sculpture called gamin
Smithsonian American Art Museum

All around the city, Columbus has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance in a big way.

As the commemorative events draw to a close later this month, Classical 101 and the Columbus Museum of Art are joining forces Saturday, Jan. 12 for Portraits of Langston, a program featuring music by two groundbreaking composers – one contemporary, one historical.

A classical string quartet covers a Guns N’ Roses hit.

Outlandish? Why, yes! But it happened right here in the Classical 101 studio yesterday afternoon, when Carpe Diem String Quartet stopped by on the eve of their first concert of the 2018-19 season – a season packed with a new concert series, a new performance home and a whole bunch of other new stuff to boot.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Oct 26, 2018
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Join host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about the Broadway show "Aladdin" opening in Columbus, and the Harlem Renaissance celebration. 

If music be the food of love, then you'll probably need something to drink with it. 

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It's a torrid late-summer day as I type these lines. I equate the cooler weather and the longer evenings with opening nights!

Columbus looks forward to plenty of first nights in the next several weeks, as the new arts season begins.

Frankie Kuo / VIVO Music Festival

Some years ago, violinist Charles Weatherbee made a simple, but profound statement during an interview. Carpe Diem String Quartet was to perform at the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus downtown.

When I asked him what had sparked the quartet's interest in the venue and in their adventurous programming, he said, "If we want people to step into our (classical music) world, we must be willing to step into theirs."

Adventurous programming and unusual venues are the norm for the musicians performing in this year's VIVO Music Festival, Aug. 30 through Sept. 3.

All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture

Feb 10, 2017
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Join us for All Sides Weekend with guest host Christopher Purdy. We'll talk with panel of guests about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus.