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Columbus Museum of Art

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Who We Are: The mission of the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) is to create great experiences with great art for everyone. Whether we are presenting an exhibition, designing an art-making activity, or giving visitors directions, we are guided by a vision to connect people and art. Our values–creativity, experience, and relationships–are the foundational principles and beliefs that guide our decision making and communication. Opportunities to connect art and people were expanded when CMA established the Aminah Robinson Legacy Project after being gifted the artist’s estate and when the Museum assumed ownership of the Pizzuti Collection building and exhibition programming.

What We Do: CMA designs innovative exhibitions and programs that foster curiosity, imagination, and creativity for all our citizens from early childhood to adulthood. The 21st century depends on creative thinkers who develop ideas for the betterment of the world. We value the role that creative thinkers, in particular artists, play in society and we create exhibitions, events, and programs that nurture citizens to think like artists. Some of those programs include Open Studio, Art Book Club, Wonder School, Art for Wellbeing, Wednesdays@2, Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and his Sources, and Raphael: The Power of Renaissance Imagery; The Dresden Tapestries and their Impact.

Why We're Important: The challenges of our time demand creative ways of thinking and doing in our schools, businesses, government, community, and world. CMA designs experiences to provoke dialogue, promote collaboration, and encourage risk-taking. We are committed to being an open, inclusive, accessible museum that engages different perspectives and voices through programs and initiatives like our Loud & Proud LBGTQ+ and Allied membership and our Free Sunday initiative. Art reveals the best of humanity. It’s the ultimate end of a creative process that allows each and every one of us to express how we view and experience life.

How We Impact the Community: A hub for creativity, CMA builds relationships that bring people and art together in meaningful ways that make us a true reflection of those we serve. The 2015 opening of the Walter Wing dramatically deepened our capacity to serve in ways that are meaningful in the 21st century. CMA’s exhibitions and programs support a connected and thriving Columbus where people feel a part of something bigger than themselves. Cultural entities like CMA and Pizzuti Collection of CMA help cities articulate their identity and vitality. CMA continually strives to recognize the needs of our community while celebrating the diversity of our people and our city.

How You Can Help: Columbus Museum of Art was built for the community by the community. Generations of families have invested in CMA through gifts of art, time, talent, and treasure. CMA is happy to discuss how to match our commitment to creativity and our 21st century vision with individual interests and organizational goals. Please contact CMA’s Executive Deputy Director of Advancement Lucy Ackley at 614.629.0351 or for a personalized prospectus on how you can help nurture creativity in our community.

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480 East Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215



Pizzuti Collection:

Executive Director: Nannette V. Maciejunes

Executive Deputy Director of Advancement: Lucy Ackley

Board Chair: Stephen S. Wittmann (through November 2022)


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