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  • Writer's pictureJohn Larrimer

Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Nestled in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, the Columbus Museum of Art offers a unique collection that captures the flavor of the Buckeye State. The museum, which opened in the late 1800s, has remained a prominent fixture in the cultural landscape of the city by curating more than 34,000 objects from around the world, ranging from modern and contemporary to European Old Masters and 19th-century American paintings. See more here.

The Columbus Museum of Art offers visitors a broad spectrum of activities, from guided tours and lectures to festivals of all types. At the center of the museum is the World Arts Collection, which showcases works from around the globe. The permanent collection includes masterpieces by European and American artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, and Cézanne, as well as works by diverse Ohio-based creators, including William Morris Hunt and Maude E. Knight. In addition to its traditional collection, the museum periodically showcases the work of today’s most acclaimed local and regional artists. For example, the museum recently presented the work of regional artist Ted Hansen, who creates landscapes by building and piecing together canvas, photography, and materials. Hansen’s pieces reflect an intricate sense of place and a strong connection to Ohio. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the museum or attend a guided tour of the facility. During "Walk & Talks," experts discuss art topics and lead tours throughout the museum. During the guided tours, visitors can learn about the history of art and its impact on society and even sit down for a tour of the museum's world-renowned European galleries. Information about The Museum of Catholic Art and History in Columbus, Ohio can be found here.

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