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Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City recently presented an in-depth look into the work of RenĂ© Magritte, the Belgian surrealist who produced some of the 20th century’s most innovative images by challenging ordinary and rational conventions. The touring exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on his breakthrough years leading up to WW II.

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Artist Profile: Myles Harlan

Artist Profile: Myles Harlan

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Myles Harlan is a young, classical musician who found his voice in the oboe. After overcoming many obstacles, from bullying to family hardships, his mentors helped build not only his skills, but also his confidence. He tells us how he came to play the oboe and how he found a way to thrive through the power of music.

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Voodoo Lilies

Voodoo Lilies

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.

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The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

COSI Columbus combines science with history and culture in its new interactive exhibit about the crime-solving practices of Sherlock Holmes.

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Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the turn of the 20th century, a wide spectrum of exciting work was being created by avant-garde artists in Paris, showcasing the city’s nightlife scenes — from seedy brothels to bawdy cabarets.

A new exhibit at Columbus Museum of Art focuses on a group of artists at the center of this artistic and cultural scene of Paris.

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Brazilian Documentaries

Brazilian Documentaries

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

24 feature films. 15 short films. All Brazilian documentaries.

As part of their Via Brasil series, The Wexner Center for the Arts will explore the nation’s diverse documentary scene through well-known and more obscure works.

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The Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

The Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

| December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

When European settlers first arrived in Ohio, there were many bison roaming the state. The last bison was killed in Ohio in Lawrence County in the early 1800s.

In 2011, six bison — all female — were brought to their new home.

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The American Penny Scale

The American Penny Scale

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Christopher Steele takes pride in his unique collection of penny scales.

At one time, these coin-operated weighing machines stood on street corners and in public places and provided people with an opportunity to weigh themselves without having to go to a doctor’s office

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The Huntington Holiday Train at the Main Library

The Huntington Holiday Train at the Main Library

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Huntington Holiday Train has rolled into the Main Library. We visited the library during the two days it took to set up this 600-square-foot display, which features six miniature trains, more than 280 feet of track, and buildings modeled off the likeness of structures in Germany.

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Guitars: Roundups to Rockers

Guitars: Roundups to Rockers

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Guitars: Roundups to Rockers” is an exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana. The show features over one hundred guitars that span from 1793 to the present.

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