Columbus Museum of Art Presents Critical Works

CMA Provides Arts Programming for Middle School

For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2012

Media Contact:
Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303
      Columbus Museum of Art Presents Critical Works

(Columbus, OH) – Join the Columbus Museum of Art January 27 from noon – 3:00 PM for a celebration of Critical Works, a partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and the Columbus Collegiate Academy. This program, made possible by support from JPMorgan Chase Foundation,  connects CMA with a middle school that has no arts programming in order to provide a rich arts experience.

CMA teaching artists bring authentic, socially charged works of art to the classroom to engage middle-school students in a five-day, trans-disciplinary learning experience. Students explore social issues relevant to their own lives and communicate their concerns through creative expression and experimentation in the medium of printmaking.

“This is the second year I’ve had the opportunity to co-teach with the social studies teachers at the Columbus Collegiate Academy,” said Emily Reiser, CMA educator for family programs.  “We start by asking the students what critical thinking looks like. What do you do when you are being critical? When you are thinking? We bring a selection of prints to the school that deal with social issues such as inequality, poverty, oppression and race relations. I was impressed with the connections the students were able to make to historical events, literature, and our modern culture.”

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 PM, and until 8:30 PM every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit
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