2014 in the Wraps!

2014 in the Wraps!

We can hardly believe it’s almost that time of year again! 2014 has flown by and with all of the programs, activities and exhibits that have come through, we have so much to thank you all for! Take a peak with us at all the exciting things that were made possible for 2014!

Restoration of the Columbus Guards Jacket


Our Columbus Guards jacket received extensive stabilization and integration and a specialized mount for display.

Renovations in the Legacy Gallery

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New renovations in the Chattahoochee Legacy Gallery included fresh sections related to the Chattahoochee River and the textile industry and the installation of three short videos focused on contemporary Creek Indians, African Americans during slavery, and early 20th-century mill workers.

Let There Be Art!

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The Museum raised more than $120,000 through the sale of nearly 100 pieces of art showcasing the brightest and most talented artists from the East Cost, the South, and Europe, providing community with the opportunity to purchase unique pieces of art.

William Beckman: Drawings, 1967-2013


This exhibition featured nearly fifty portraits capturing expressions from self-possession, to rebellion, and vulnerability.  It was curated from both private and public collections and reflected to the Columbus Museum’s commitment to promoting, exhibiting, and collecting American drawings.

Feel the Heat: Contemporary Glass Sculpture

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This exhibit highlighted different ways glass is used as a medium for contemporary art.  Feel the Heat featured more than 60 works by masters of studio glass.

Shalom Y’All: The Valley’s Jewish Heritage

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The exhibition featured a number of historic images and three-dimensional artifacts, drawings from a wide range of collections including Jewish organizations in Columbus, Talbotton, and Eufaula.  This show won the Southeastern Museums Conference Category One Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibition.

Leaving Mississippi – Reflections on Heroes and Folklore: Works by Najee Dorsey

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The mixed-media works in the exhibition showcased a number of the heroes of civil rights movements, participants of civil disobedience in the early 20th century, and folklore legends.

Greetings from Midtown: Historic Postcard Vignettes

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This exhibition celebrated the distinctive houses, schools, businesses, and public landmarks that comprise Midtown.  In addition to historic postcards, the exhibition featured furniture, household items, clothing, games, and other pieces that told the story of each particular location.

In the Garden Concert Series


The Museum’s young patrons group, the Contemporaries, hosted three successful events in the historic Bradley Olmsted Garden.  Each event featured live music in a family friendly atmosphere.


By the Numbers

48,000 visitors experienced art, history, and culture.
More than 10,000 school children participated in docent-led tours and interactive programs.
12 American art and history exhibitions were showcased.
More than 100 educational programs were presented for adults, students, and families.
36 objects were added to the permanent collection (18 art objects and 18 history objects).
The newly designed website welcomed more than 156,000 visitors.


We wouldn’t be able to make these things possible without your donations, volunteer work and spreading the word about the great things we have to offer! Also, a big thank you to all of our business partners who consistently support the Columbus Museum.

Help us continue to make these numbers grow!

The Columbus Museum: always changing. always free.

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