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COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF THE NEW CMA

NEWS RELEASE:
April 27, 2015

Media Contact:
Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303
                       nancy.colvin@cmaohio.org

COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF THE NEW CMA

COLUMBUS, OhioThe Columbus Museum of Art today announced the inaugural exhibitions for the Museum’s newly built 50,000 square foot addition. On October 25, 2015, the doors to the new wing are opened to the public and visitors will experience Keeping Pace: Eva Glimcher and Pace/Columbus and Imperfections By Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954–1966.

Keeping Pace, on view through January 17, 2016, focuses on the impact that Pace Gallery had on the Columbus arts community. Pace, founded by Arne Glimcher in 1960, is today an important contemporary art gallery with eight locations in New York, London, Beijing and Hong Kong. Between 1965 and 1982 there was also Pace/Columbus, run by the charismatic gallerist Eva Glimcher. Situated on Broad Street just blocks from the Columbus Museum of Art, Pace held a series of exhibitions by significant contemporary artists, and had a strong impact on the appreciation of, and support for, art in the city. Keeping Pace looks back at this history, focusing on the work of six artists who showed at Pace/Columbus: Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, Lucas Samaras, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. In Columbus, as in the larger world, these artists helped transform the sense of what art can be.The exhibition will feature pieces shown at Pace/Columbus along with other works on loan from Pace Gallery and the private collection of Herb and Dee Dee Glimcher, among others. A documentary film about Eva Glimcher and Pace/Columbus will also accompany the exhibition. 

Imperfections By Chance, on view through January 10, 2016, explores the legacy of the modernist artist Paul Feeley (1910-1966), whose paintings and sculptures are characterized by bright colors and undulating forms that are often poised between representation and abstraction. Feeley held an influential position as a professor at Bennington College in Vermont, where he helped make the school an ambitious cultural outpost in the 1950s and ‘60s. He organized or co-organized important early exhibitions of Jackson Pollock, David Smith and Barnett Newman, and was himself honored with a 1968 memorial retrospective at the Solomon S. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Imperfections by Chance is the first major retrospective of Feeley’s work since that time. This exhibition was organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art. It is co-curated by Tyler Cann, associate curator of contemporary art at the Columbus Museum of Art and Douglas Dreishpoon, chief curator emeritus at the Albright-Knox. The exhibition is also accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, featuring illuminating essays on Paul Feeley and his work by Dreishpoon, Cann and Raphael Rubinstein.

The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Charlotte R. Haller, Lewis K. Osborne, and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 p.m., and until 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 17 and older with valid ID; $5 for students 6-17; and free for members and children 5 and younger. Admission is free for all on Sundays. CMA Free Sundays presented by Arts Alive is made possible through a grant from PNC Foundation. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.

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