Department Faculty Receive $40,000 Grant Funding Teaching and Exhibition Collaboration with the Columbus Museum of Art
History of Art faculty members Lisa Florman, Daniel Marcus, and Kris Paulsen have received a $40,000 Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Community Engagement Grant to begin a multi-year, interdisciplinary collaboration with the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA).
The program will enable the Department of History of Art to offer seminars to graduate and upper-level undergraduates that result in research-based exhibitions curated from the CMA’s permanent collection. Professor Daniel Marcus is leading the first seminar, titled “Commoning the Museum,” which will yield an exhibition scheduled to open in the CMA’s Margaret M. Walter Wing in May 2021. The next seminar in the series will be led by Roy Lichtenstein Chair of American Art, Professor Jody Patterson. The grant also funds the current Contemporary Art and Curatorial Practice thesis exhibitions, which will take place at the CMA, and supports art education programming around the exhibitions.
The grant is a collaboration between the CMA, The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy and The Department of History of Art’s Contemporary Art and Curatorial Practice Program. The team of investigators on the project include: Project PI, Professor Kris Paulsen; Lisa Florman, Professor and Chair of the Department of History of Art; Prof. Daniel Marcus, Associate Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts and Lecturer in the Department of History of Art; Karen Hutzel, Professor and Chair of the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy; Professor Dana Carslile Kletchka (AAEP); Tyler Cann, Head of Exhibitions and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Columbus Museum of Art; and Cindy Foley, Executive Deputy Director of Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art.