Celebrating the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art
This evening we celebrated the Pizzuti Collection’s 5th anniversary during which we revealed very exciting news.
Joining forces and working collaboratively, the Board of Directors of the Pizzuti Collection and the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) have created a transformational moment that secures the Pizzuti Collection’s legacy as an artist-centric contemporary program, transforms the CMA’s collection by repositioning it as a multi-faceted contemporary program, and elevates Columbus’ arts scene.
As of January 1, 2019, the Pizzuti Collection will become the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. Here’s what this means for the Pizzuti Collection and the Columbus Museum of Art:
Asset Transfer. As authorized by the Pizzuti Collection’s Board of Directors and approved by the CMA’s Board of Trustees, ownership of the 632 North Park Street building will be transferred from the Pizzuti Collection to the CMA.
New Leadership. The CMA Board of Trustees and Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes will assume leadership for and operation of the Pizzuti Collection’s exhibitions and programs.
Exhibitions and Programs. Exhibitions planned by the Pizzuti Collection through June 30, 2021 will continue to be presented at 632 North Park Street in the Short North.
Gift of Art. In addition to the authorized transfer of the building to the CMA, Ann and I are pleased to donate to the CMA a selection of artworks that capture the essence of the global contemporary artists whose works were exhibited during the Pizzuti Collection’s first five years. We will also gift access to our collection to the CMA for the foreseeable future.
What does this mean for Pizzuti Collection members? Pizzuti Collection members will continue to experience must-see exhibitions and enhanced educational programs at 632 North Park Street. Members also will receive half-price admission to the Columbus Museum of Art beginning January 1, 2019. More details will follow in member communications as our new journey with the CMA evolves.
On behalf of the Pizzuti Collection’s Board of Directors, thank you for investing in the arts!
Ron and Ann Pizzuti | Founders, Pizzuti Collection
P.S. Please enjoy this brief video below which celebrates the Pizzuti Collection’s work during its first five years.