Director’s Letter Welcome

Marianne Richter_edited2          Welcome! The Columbus Museum has many exciting exhibitions and programs scheduled for the late winter and spring. You can find more information about all of them on our website, as well as search the collection database.

         Fort Benning is one of our region’s most important assets. In 2018 we celebrate the centennial of its founding. As part of the region’s observances of this major milestone, the Museum is presenting the exhibition Fort Benning at 100 in the Legacy Gallery. Fort Benning at 100 looks at the history of Fort Benning and the relationships and interactions between soldiers and Columbus residents.

          If you have not seen the temporary mural installation by linn meyers, come by the Galleria before January 2019 to see this spectacular work located outside the newly reinstalled modern and contemporary collections in the Shorter and Leebern Galleries. In late February, the Third Floor Galleries will present the work of Columbus native, Anna Betbeze, who is exhibiting her work internationally. While you are there, don’t miss HOLOGRAPH: Women on paper, an exhibition from the permanent collection. Join us in April for a special performance by artist Jonathan VanDyke. Mimicking the modern work week, VanDyke will silently study selected quilts from the Museum’s collection over a period of seven days, along with a complementary exhibition of work.

          We are excited to launch a new special fundraising event to support of the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs, Farm to Tableaux! This unique evening of art, history, and fine farm-to-table cuisine on April 14 will literally embody our mission of bringing American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley. A true delight for the senses, the event will include gourmet farm-to-table cuisine, and interactive art and history performances. The festivities include tableaux vivants (a French term meaning “living paintings”) featuring performers who will dress and pose as figures from works in the collections, bringing them to life.

          These are only a few of the many exhibitions and events that are happening at the Museum in this winter and spring, and I hope you’ll join us for them.

          Marianne Richter

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