Columbus City Schools and Columbus Museum of Art Celebrate Partnership with Day for Families

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COLUMBUS, OH, April 1, 2014 - The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting its fifth Columbus City Schools Day for Families on Sunday, May 4, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  For more than forty-five years, CMA and Columbus City Schools have collaborated to ensure that every CCS student has a dynamic museum experience. In celebration of this longstanding relationship, CMA is inviting CCS students and their families to enjoy the Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 and The Art of Matrimony: Thirty Splendid Marriage Contracts from The Jewish Theological Seminary Library exhibitions, the Center for Creativity and Wonder Room, family tours, CCS student art display and musical performances, and gallery games. This event is free.

“Providing a space that nurtures and encourages creativity is an important aspect of everything we do at the Museum,” said CMA Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes. “Our partnership with CCS allows us to be a valuable resource for the community.”

 “Arts education is one of the most important areas of child development,” said Dr. Dan Good, Superintendent/CEO.  Creativity is required in business, computer science, medicine, and engineering, and our student’s education is greatly enriched by our partnership with Columbus Museum of Art and the resources they provide to enhance those critical thinking skills.”

CCS Schools, established in 1845, is the state of Ohio’s largest school district, serving the needs of more than 51,000 students in 114 schools. The District is under the leadership of superintendent, Dr. Dan Good, and a seven-member board of education. The mission of Columbus City Schools is that each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.

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.  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

Columbus Museum of Art Contact:
Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303

Columbus City Schools Contact:
Jacqueline D. Bryant, 614.365.5680

Office of Communications and Media Relations 
270 E. State Street

Columbus, OH 43215

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