Monthly Archives: June 2018

Five Columbus Museum Objects Bey and Jay-Z Should Use for Their Next Video

We knew that artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z are museum lovers and collectors of art, but the filming of their new music video in the world’s most famous museum has taken their status to new heights. The Carters took over The Louvre in Paris, showcasing iconic painting and sculptures from the museum’s collection. Should Bey and Jay […]

Happy Juneteenth: 1877 Illustration Depicts Emancipation Celebration

The celebration of Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is unique to the southern states as it celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. June 19, 1865 specifically commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas. The Columbus Museum’s Collections team has unlocked the vault to show an amazing piece for the permanent […]

New Acquisitions: Harmonica Box and “Oscillation Shift”

The Columbus Museum’s dual mission of bringing art and history to life in the Chattahoochee Valley means we are always on the lookout for new pieces. Our newest history acquisition is a harmonica that was owned and played by Columbus resident Nina Young Browne at the turn of the twentieth century. Nina was an accomplished amateur […]

Recap: “Fort Benning at 100” Exhibition Spotlights Post History

Fort Benning has continued to evolve throughout the 20th and 21st century as a base notable as a training location for several schools, including the Infantry, Airborne, Rangers, Officer Candidates, and now the Armor. In this exhibition, you will see artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection, including many recent acquisitions, will illustrate the post’s founding in […]

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