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Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus

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  • The museum was a great visit - my first time after 17 years in this city. Even better if you are visiting on a Sunday when it is free. You have to pay for parking though. Outside the museum there are ...  more »
  • This was my 1st visit to the Columbus Museum of Art since the completion of their expansion and new addition. The new addition provides for much needed additional gallery space and really provides for...  more »
  • This place is awesome! Extremely contemporary and lots of light brightening up the spaces. The outdoor sculptures are perfect for taking pictures. I cant believe it took me so long to get here! I went...  more »
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  • A great place to see art from Ohio artists. A lot of cool stuff. The staff is friendly and the building very clean. There is a parking lot nearby that you sometimes don't have to pay for (it's $5 if you do). There are also lower rates for specific groups like children and students.
  • Worth a visit for all ages. The museum has some outdoor pieces you can see when walking in from the parking lot and a kid friendly space on the first floor. They encourage interaction in some areas with pencils and paper to add your perspective. They offer free admission on Sundays, with the exception of the special exhibition. There is also a restaurant in the space. This is not a very large museum and you could probably spend about 2 to 3 hours here at most.
  • I think this is a beautiful museum. I love museums that are themselves aesthetically pleasing and seek to become works of art as well as repositories of art. They have a museum store which is stocked with tons of interesting and beautiful things. I recommend this museum to those who are looking for a day of art, intrigue and experience. The outside has neat places to hang out and take a meal.
  • The Columbus Museum of Art is an underrated gem in downtown Columbus. It has a good variety of art and many wonderful things for children. Most of the galleries have some sort of interactive children's element to them. Whether it's making your own replica, using emoji's to describe art and other things. On top of this they have a kid's room with crafts and touchable artwork. They also have an arts and craft room where you can use their supplies to make your own artwork to take home. It's a very well done museum that has art for adults and entertainment for kids.
  • I was so disappointed by this museum. I moved to Columbus from Dayton and the Dayton Art Institute blows this museum out of the water. I'll start by saying that I have no love of modern art, at all. I study history and have studied art history in school, I love the idea of art as a window into the past. It isn't much of a window if everything was already being documented by TV or radio. That doesn't mean I don't think there is art worth looking at that has been created after 1900, it just isn't what interests me most about art. Unfortunately that's what all of this museum is. There's a small room dedicated to older pieces but nothing really stood out in my mind. The entire bottom floor is mostly dedicated to hands-on stuff for kids. Nothing that reflects humanity prehistory, nothing that takes you through the history of mankind through art. That isn't what this museum is interested in and that's fine for some people. I recommend the drive to Dayton and a visit to DAI if you are interested in more than what this museum has to offer (it is also larger). I was so sad to live close to another art museum and find that I am not interested in ever visiting it again.
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