About the owner, caren petersen

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Caren Petersen opened Muse Gallery in Columbus, Ohio in 1997.  Caren began collecting art while living in Boston.  After multiple collecting trips to NM, and when her daughter Hali was just 2 years old, she moved to Santa Fe, to pursue her dream of managing an art gallery.  During her stay there, she fell in love with the land, built relationships with artists, and dedicated herself to representing artists living in New Mexico from all over the country.  That carried forth when she returned to Columbus, where she worked as an art consultant, helping major firms acquire artwork for their offices, and began cultivating private collectors.  After almost 22 years in a physical space in Columbus, she transitioned to mounting pop-up and traveling shows, utilizing the gorgeous Smith Bros. Hardware Bldg. lobby as an ongoing display space and frequently hosting shows at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.  She dedicates time to her property in New Mexico (a future artist colony), and traveling the country visiting artist studios and maintaining artist relationships.


Muse Gallery Columbus, in business for 22 years, has several “pop-up” locations around Columbus. “Pop-up” is loosely interpreted, though, because our spaces are somewhat long-term (Smith Bros’ Hardware Bldg. and G Michaels) and ongoing (Hilton Columbus Downtown, where we do shows 4-6 months per year).

Smith Bros Hardware Bldg

Smith BROS’ HARDWARE BLDG

Visit Smith Bros’ Hardware, 580 N Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 9am-5pm M-F

G Michaels Restaurant

g michaels restaurant

Visit G Michaels, 595 S Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215, open at 5pm M-Sunday

Hilton Columbus Downtown with David Senecal

hilton columbus downtown

Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, open 24/7.

Upcoming 2019 shows include March/April and July/August. Check our calendar for show details.