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Columbus Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

The Columbus Museum of Art is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting American and European modern art and contemporary art along with folk art, glass art, and photography.

Virtual Tour of the Columbus Museum of Art

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“River Front No. 1” by George Bellows

“River Front No. 1” by George Bellows depicts the city’s poor boys bathing at the riverfront docks, on a hot day. Bellows took an ordinary urban subject and celebrated it with color.

The contrast between the blues and the pale bodies and the explosion of human diversity all draw our attention.

Bellows painted many river scenes throughout his career, and he also focused on the human form in a number of his works.

His urban New York scenes depicted the chaos of working-class people and neighborhoods. 

Weeping Willow by Claude Monet

This Weeping Willow, by Claude Monet, depicts a willow tree at the edge of Monet’s water Lilly pond. 

The weeping willow tree was located on the bank of Monet’s water garden, with its water lilies.

The tree’s trunk, its cascading branches, and its reflection can be seen in the mural-scale Nymphéas canvases that were his focus from 1914 until his death.

“Sphere Within Sphere,” “Sfera con Sfera,” by Arnaldo Pomodoro

“Sphere Within Sphere,” also known as “Sfera con Sfera,” is a series of sculptures created by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.

The sculpture depicts an enormous metal sphere with a cracked surface, revealing an intricate interior with another cracked sphere inside.

The internal layers resemble the gears or cogwheels of a machine that symbolizes the complexity of the world. The fractured cracks symbolize the fragility of our society.

Pomodoro began his series of spheres in the 1960s with Sphere no. 1 and has continued for nearly forty years designing the globe-like pieces, each depicting different maps of destruction.

Each of the outer balls is fractured, revealing an intricate interior that unveils yet another cracking orb. The design of the internal layers mimics the gears of a clock or the inner workings of a grand piano, revealing the hidden complexity.

Pomodoro created the first version for the Vatican Museum in the 1960s and later began creating similar versions for many other institutions that can now be found in choice locations all over the world.

The artist’s initial vision was that the inner ball represented the Earth, and the outer ball represented our institutions. 

Columbus Museum of Art

  • Name:                Columbus Museum of Art
  • Former Name:    Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts
  • City:                   Columbus, Ohio
  • Established:       1878
  • Type:                 Art Museum
  • Location:           480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Columbus Museum of Art – 360 Views

Columbus Museum of Art – 360 Views

Columbus Museum of Art – 360 Views

Columbus Museum of Art – 360 Views

Columbus Museum of Art – 360 Views

Columbus Museum of Art – 360 Views

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Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art

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Columbus Museum of Art

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Columbus Museum of Art

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“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.”
– Arapaho Proverb

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