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Kick off 2012 with some art and culture, right in the heart of the city. Each first Saturday of the month, visit the Columbus Museum of Art for a morning of exploring and learning. From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the 1st Saturdays bring different museum exhibitions and galleries to life with entertainment and hands-on projects. In January, the event will focus on the 78-piece Sirak Collection, with works from known artists such as Monet, Renoir and Degas. 1st Saturdays is included in museum admission. ColumbusMuseum.org has information on times, admission prices and current exhibitions. –Heather Weekley