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Jul 6th, 2018

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Curator of History Excited to Learn New Ways of Looking at the Civil War

There is always something new to learn about something old – even if it’s the Civil War. Rebecca Bush, Curator of History and Exhibitions Manager at The Columbus Museum, will join a prestigious group of scholars at a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in New York City to discuss new ways to interpret […]

Jun 20th, 2018

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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 […]

Jun 19th, 2018

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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 […]

Jun 12th, 2018

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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 […]

Jun 4th, 2018

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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 […]

May 10th, 2018

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Star Wars Day Program

  A long time ago in a gallery far, far away… a special one-day-only program awakened at The Columbus Museum. Star Wars Day! During this event, families enjoyed craft stations, interstellar snacks, and had their chance to compete in our costume contests and scavenger hunts. Live selections of music were also played by a Cantina […]

Apr 19th, 2018

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First Farm to Table(aux) Brings Art to Life

Farm To Table(aux) events have been successfully held in other cities, and the Columbus Museum debuted the night of food, art, and fun in the Chattahoochee Valley on Saturday, April 14. Take a look at our photo gallery here! Click here for more photos.

Apr 18th, 2018

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Recap: Jonathan VanDyke Brings Art of Observance Art to Museum

In a time where art is viewed for an average of 17 seconds, the Columbus Museum is delighted to present a recap of The Patient Eye, a live performance and exhibition by artist Jonathan VanDyke. VanDyke is an internationally recognized visual and performing artist whose pieces often allude to the work week or make reference […]

Apr 10th, 2018

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Making Conversation: Museum Launches Oral History Project

    COLUMBUS, GA — The Columbus Museum has launched an exciting new oral history project with our neighbors at Warren Williams Homes, and all of the community is invited to participate. The goal of Making Conversation is to change the narrative of a place often unfairly viewed as impoverished and crime-ridden with little hope […]

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