COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
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. CMA also values the role that artists play in society to imagine, question, and strives to nurture citizens to think like an artist.
What We Do: CMA designs an array of innovative
exhibitions and programs that foster curiosity, experimentation, imagination, questioning, 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 Young Child Studio, Teen Open Studio, Sparking Imaginations, Yoga@CMA, Wednesdays@2, I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 and Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum.
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, to promote collaboration, and to encourage risk-taking. Our galleries are filled with examples of human creativity. Our JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity is a community hub where many voices can be heard, ideas can be exchanged, and connections can be made. 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: As a hub for collaboration and innovation, CMA creates strong, essential relationships that bring people and art together in exciting ways and that makes us a true reflection of those we serve. Our Margaret M. Walter Wing dramatically increased our public value by deepening our capacity to serve in ways that are relevant and meaningful in the 21st century. CMA’s exhibitions and programs support a connected, thriving and creative Columbus where people feel a part of something bigger than themselves. Cultural entities like the Museum help cities like Columbus 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 talk about how to match our 21st-century vision with individual interests and organizational goals. Please contact CMA’s Director of Development Lucy Ackley at 614.629.0351 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a personalized prospectus on how you can help nurture creativity in our community.
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Executive Director: Nannette V. Maciejunes
Development Director: Lucy Ackley
Board Chair: George Skestos