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If you have never been to the Columbus Museum of Art, you are in for a fine treat. Not that you would have thought much of the museum in the past. The building was old and too small. The artwork was crowded and there was very little in the way of contemporary or modern artwork on display. I was always disappointed in past visits.

Yesterday, my buddy Jim and I were able to take a last minute trip over to see the museum after its new expansion. Now, everything has been flipped 180 degrees. The expansion means new traveling exhibit space and more importantly, room for contemporary and modern art. Best of all, the art now has room to breathe.

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The building is covered in copper that has been chemically aged. It has a nice texture and the patina is wonderful.

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There are new conference and event rooms with art on the walls. All-in-all, CMOA hit the ball out of the park with the new expansion and the overhaul of the older building. I highly recommend that you visit the next time you find yourself in Columbus, OH.

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Lego cloud
Look, a cloud!

 

Saturday, I joined our local camera group for a day of shooting in Columbus. Our first stop was at a local conservatory to see an orchid show. However, the second stop at the Columbus Museum of Art was the highlight for me. You all know that I like a great art museum.

The featured exhibit was a gallery full of Lego art, of which, these clouds were my favorite.

 

Lego Clouds
Lego Clouds

 

Art is a curious concept. What is art to me may not be art to you. Most of this exhibit consisted of curious and interesting constructs made with the little plastic blocks. But, was it art? This was one of those times where I walked around thinking that “I could do that!” However, there were a few pieces that were interesting to see.

 

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Impressionist trash
Impressionist trash

One of the very few decent photos to come out of yesterday's trip to Columbus, Ohio. The weather was overcast and dreary, making for some really horrific lighting. Still, you got to shoot in the light you're given when you are outdoors. My buddy Jim and I made the most of it and had a great time.

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The Monet

I too find myself needing a moment to absorb a great piece of art. In this case, my uncle Eddie gazes at a Monet. We both admired Monet's choice to not have a level horizon. As photographers, the need for a level horizon is drilled into our heads and the deliberate slant is really refreshing.

Unless of course, the ocean then falls off of the left side of the painting. That would be terrible indeed.

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Shadow Installation

Yesterday was spent touring parts of Columbus with my uncle Eddie. One of our great stops was at the wonderful Columbus Museum of Art, located near downtown.

I've shown you this glass and light installation before. It's brightly lit glass forms are one of my favorite experiences at the museum. Each time I visit the installation, I find something new and remarkable. This meeting was no exception. For the first time, my eye was drawn to the shadows being cast on the floor of the room.

Enjoy and have a relaxing Sunday. Uncle Eddie and I will continue our adventures today.