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Art matters in Columbus, Ohio

Downtown Columbus has a growing and thriving art scene

Are you looking to expand your artistic and cultural horizons? If so, look no further than downtown Columbus.

The Columbus Museum of Art is home to many diverse collections of art and photography. Inside, you'll find inspiring visions and pieces that cover the entire spectrum of the artistic industry — including famous paintings, sculptures, photography and even ancient wood carvings.

The exhibits showcase collections that range from centuries-old carvings to oil paintings from the 1500s to abstract pieces from the past 20 years. No matter what your artistic taste may be, you’re bound to find a piece that sparks your interest.

Downtown Columbus has a growing and thriving art scene
Image: Columbus Museum of Art

The CMA has gained so much popularity that there are plans to build and renovate a new wing, which will be complete and open to the public on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. The $37.6 million project encompasses major renovations to the Ross Wing and lobby area the museum added in 1974, along with the construction of a new wing. These changes will bring new gallery spaces to showcase the Museum’s permanent collection and expanded space for high-profile traveling exhibitions.

The expansion and renovation to the wing will mark the completion of the third and final phase of the Museum’s Art Matters campaign. The celebrations start on the evening of Oct. 22 with an elegant cocktail celebration honoring the donors that helped make this expansion a reality. Following, there will be a members-only preview party on Saturday, Oct. 24 (get more information on the opening events).

The Columbus Museum of Art is not the only place you can find fine collections of art in Columbus. The new Joseph Hotel, in the heart of the Short North Arts district on North High Street, has partnered with the Pizzuti Collection on their journey to "Unlock Art." Just a short walk from the hotel is the gallery space that is home to the contemporary selections from the Pizzuti Collection. Find more information on the gallery and the Pizzuti Collection here.

Downtown Columbus has a growing and thriving art scene
Image: Pizutti Collection

For more on Columbus’ art and music scene, visit Experience Columbus.

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Experience Columbus and SheKnows

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