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This Columbus museum is hosting its own Renaissance festival

This Columbus museum is hosting its own Renaissance festival

Jack McLaughlin

The Columbus Museum of Art is throwing it back this month—way back.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 13, the museum will host the Renaissance Festival at CMA in partnership with the Ohio Renaissance Festival. The event is a preview of sorts for the larger festival, which kicks off Sept. 3 in Harveysburg.

Visitors on Aug. 13 will get to browse goods from vendors that will be at the Harveysburg festival and view performers that are also slated to be showcased at the larger event, celebrating its 33rd year. 


In keeping with the theme, CMA will also have “Raphael—The Power of Renaissance Images” on exhibit. 

The event is free to CMA members, and those who attend the festivities in costume receive BOGO admission. And while CMA does encourage “puffy shirts, peasant skirts, vests, crowns and pointy shoes,” there are several costume restrictions in place.

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