Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art Mission as quoted by them is: To create great experiences with great art for everyone. Whether we are presenting an exhibition, designing an art-making activity, serving a lunch, or giving directions to a visitor, we are guided by a belief in advocacy, quality, community, integrity, and creativity. We believe that art speaks to each and every one of us in different ways. Art inspires. Art challenges. Art thinks.

And this Columbus Ohio Museum fulfills that mission statement well! The Columbus Museum of Art receives around 200,000 people yearly, many of whom participate in the programs provided by the museum ranging from kids to scholars.

Columbus Museum of Art

They also offer art for families, adults, and teachers. Families can celebrate birthdays and they have several themes for kids ages 6 through 11 as well as a hands-on art experience.

Adults can enjoy special exhibitions, art movements or a particular artist in the collection. They also provide introductory lectures.

Art Around Town is a “drop-in” programs brought to your neighborhood and includes fun, artful activities and genuine works of art.

Center for Creativity

An 18,000 square foot section has been created for the Center of Creativity. They provide countless experiences that connect visitors with each other and art. You can explore, learn, design, and many other things in the center.

Families can work together to build a sculpture or fort. You can share opinions with others and learn a lot more about art.


The Palette Express is located in the Museum Drive Lobby. Open from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM offering a changing menu of sandwiches, salads, and sweets.


You’ll find books and exhibition publications if you’d like to further your art knowledge. They also have hand-made gifts, notecards, and textiles.

Hosting Events

The Columbus Museum of Art also has space to host your wedding reception, luncheons, dinners, cocktail parties, or business meetings.

This is definitely one museum you don’t want to miss!

Location: 480 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

Directions Discovery District, just four blocks east of the State Capitol. Parking available in back. Public transportation via COTA; the #10 line stops in front of the Museum.

Year Round Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5:30PM; Thursday from 10AM to 8:30PM; Closed Mondays

Holiday Closings: Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For up to date information please visit their website.

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