Summer Fun at CMA - August Calendar of Events

Free Admission All Month

For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2011

Media Contact:
Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303

Free Admission throughout August
Columbus Museum of Art announces August Calendar of Events

(Columbus, OH) - The Columbus Museum of Art is offering free admission during the months of July and August, including all special exhibitions. Summer Fun made possible with funding by the PNC Foundation through PNC Arts Alive includes a host of activities to engage and inspire you and your family. Visit CMA's new Center for Creativity, explore the newly refurbished galleries, and enjoy an enhanced schedule of activities for the summer including Family Adventures, Surprise Supplies, Drawing in the Galleries, and musical performance. Please see below for information about August events at CMA.

Upcoming Events and Programs
Columbus Parent Day
Thursday, August 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled day for the whole family! Explore the Center for Creativity's Wonder Room, create your own masterpiece, spin a special prize wheel, play Battleship, and more!

Music in Our Garden
Sundays, August 7 & 14, 2:00 PM
The Garden Club of CMA presents a series of enchanting concerts in the Sculpture Garden. Adult tickets are $10 at the door; children sixteen and younger are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Music in Our Garden Concert Schedule:
August 7th - Grassahol performing blue grass, country, and folk music
August 14th - Singer Sabrina Tutstone

Drawing in the Galleries
Thursday, August 18, 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2:00 PM
Experience CMA in a new way and see art from a different perspective. Join us to explore the basic elements of drawing while also developing both observational skills and also an appreciation for the artistic process. You will learn as much about seeing as about drawing. This program is recommended for visitors ages thirteen and older. Cost is $10 for nonmembers with a special member price is $4 per person. Reservations requested, please call 614.629.5947.

Jazz in the Garden
Sunday, August 21 & 28, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Featuring Mark Flugge, these concerts include other great local artists performing in our tranquil garden setting. Adult admission is $10 per person; those sixteen years and younger are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are available at the Admissions Desk on concert days. For more information, please call 614.629.0312.

One Work One Hour
Saturday, August 27, 1:00 PM
One Work One Hour is an engaging docent-led conversation about a single work of art that takes place over the course of one hour. Explore the meaning of the work of art, and see how it connects to your world today. In August, discuss Lucille Corcos's Oyster Party in the Family. No registration requested.

Family Adventures Tours
Tuesdays, 1:00 PM
Share ideas, laugh, and play games during this docent-guided experience. Your family team may embark on a scavenger hunt, imagine yourselves inside a painting, or discover a work of art that tells a family story. Family Adventures are a great way to share quality time and make new memories together. No registration requested.

Mind Games
Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM
CMA invites you to challenge yourself-creatively! Stop by our Mind Games station to play, experiment, problem solve, and win prizes. No registration requested.

Community Capers
Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 PM
Meet and learn about some terrific Central Ohio organizations and individuals who work with food. No registration requested. For specific dates and topics, please visit

Art Challenges
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 PM
Sundays, 1:00-3:00 PM
Visit the Art Challenges station in the galleries to participate in exciting, art-based games that highlight a CMA artwork or collection. Compete against friends and family members or challenge the scores posted by other visitors. All are welcome to participate, and prizes are certainly part of the fun. No registration requested.

Surprise Supplies Saturdays
Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Play and create with a unique assortment of art supplies and funky materials. No registration requested.

Walk-in Tours
Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Fridays, noon
Saturdays, noon
Sundays, 1:00 PM
Take a stroll through the galleries with a CMA docent and learn more about our collection and special exhibitions. No registration requested.

Roaming Docents
Daily (excluding Mondays and Saturdays), 1:00-3:00 PM
Start a conversation with one of CMA's trained guides. Get your questions answered, chat about a work of art, or be privy to an inside story. Look for Roaming Docents throughout the galleries.

The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Columbus Foundation, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and until 8:30 PM every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Museum admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, and children 5 and younger. Admission is free every Sunday. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit