Talk and Tour
with Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of European Art
Dominique H. Vasseur '73!


Join Columbus Museum of Art Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of European Art Dominique H. Vasseur ’73 for an introduction to the CMA’s current exhibition Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940-1950 in the Museum's Forum space. Vasseur, who is the Museum's lead curator for the exhibition, will explain how the CMA became one of the co-organizers of this important exhibition, the first solely devoted to the work of Mark Rothko ever to appear in Ohio. Likewise, this is the first exhibition ever to present and examine Rothko's work from the 1940's, a decade of significant change in the development and evolution of the well-known Color Field painter's mature, classic style.

Anyone who wants can join us for lunch and good company from noon-1pm in the Derby Room. Sandwiches and soup are available to go in the Palette Express. We will gather at 1PM in the Forum Gallery for the talk. Afterwards, everyone will be free to visit the exhibits. There will be no charge for visiting the museum.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

12PM - Lunch in the Derby Room
1PM - Talk with Dominique H. Vasseur '73, Forum Gallery - 1st Floor

Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH
(614) 221-6801

The museum is in the Discovery District, just four blocks east of the State Capitol. On Sunday there is free parking on the street. You may also use the CMA lot at the back of the museum, as well as the State Auto lot to the east of the museum. For anyone using COTA, the #10 bus stops in front of the museum.

Questions? Contact co-regional coordinator Cindy Brown '74 at

About Dominique H. Vasseur '73, Director of Curatorial Administration & Curator of European Art:
Dominique H. Vasseur (B.A. Oberlin College
'73; M.A. University of Chicago '76) has held curatorial and senior management positions at the Dayton Art Institute, from 1979 to 1999, and at the Springfield Museum of Art, from 2000 to 2005, before joining the staff of the Columbus Museum of Art as Curator of European Art. In January 2011, in addition to his curatorial responsibilities he became Director of Curatorial Administration. He was co-curator of the Columbus Museum of Art’s 2007 exhibition In Monet’s Garden: The Lure of Giverny, curator for the 2007 exhibition Edna Boies Hopkins Woodblock Prints as well as author of the Edna Boies Hopkins catalogue raisonné published by Ohio University Press. Recently, he organized the focus exhibition Caravaggio: Behold the Man!, which opened in October 2011, and he is co-curator of the 2016 exhibition on the Columbus-born Impressionist painter Theodore Butler.

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  Oberlin Club of Columbus - Mark Rothko Exhibit Talk
  May 19, 2013 12:00 PM
  May 19, 2013
  Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, (614) 221-6801,
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