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Jun 25th, 2019

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Fifty Years After Stonewall: A Colorfully Queer Look into the Collection

By Ben French, Curatorial Assistant In 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Lower Manhattan, led a revolt against police forces during a routine raid of their gathering space. The uprising is often cited as a key spark that ignited the formation of the Gay Liberation Movement. Nine years later, Army […]

Mar 29th, 2019

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All About Food: Local Culinary History + Farm to Table(aux) 2019

By Liliana Harrell As a Georgia peach, born and raised, Southern cuisine has been a part of my life from the moment I could say “fiddle-dee-dee.” From holidays to birthday celebrations, Southerners are known for extravagant and bountiful spreads of home cooked food, resulting in days’ worth of leftovers. When it comes to eating out, […]

Oct 29th, 2018

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Shop the Holiday Market at The Columbus Museum

Get unique, locally-produced jewelry, candles, glass pieces and more at The Columbus Museum Holiday Market! On Small Business Saturday, get amazing gifts from local artists for everyone on your list! Questions? Contact Museum Shop Manager Brooke Starling at (706)748-2562 ext. 2119 or bstarling@columbusmuseum.com.

Oct 16th, 2018

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The Birds are Here: Halloween at The Columbus Museum

By Liliana Harrell October brings vampire bites, tricks and treats, and witches soaring on their brooms; werewolf howls, goblins on the prowl, and boos that cause fear to loom. Many, including myself, find this macabre month as their time to emerge from the shadows, and notice that their “strange and unusual” tastes are suddenly in […]

Sep 28th, 2018

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Curator of American Art Speaks at National Portrait Gallery 50th Anniversary Conference

One of The Columbus Museum’s own was invited to join a panel of scholars at The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 50th-anniversary conference late last month. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D., Curator of American Art and Director of Curatorial Affairs, spoke at the September conference held in Washington, D.C. Walz presented “ “Side Eye: Early Twentieth-Century American Portraiture on […]

Aug 1st, 2018

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Columbus Museum Announces Grant Awards

The Columbus Museum is pleased to announce it has received two grants to continue the dual mission of bringing regional history and art to the Chattahoochee Valley. The Museum has received grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance. Funds awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts include appropriations from […]

Jul 22nd, 2018

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Behind the Scenes: Tips and Tricks on Managing Collection Items and Exhibitions

Throughout the year, the Museum show cases a variety of works of art and history artifacts from our collection like photos, drawings, lithographs, and quilts. Some items displayed are even on loan from other Museums and institutions. In order to preserve the art and artifacts displayed, our Collections team handles items from our collections and […]

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 […]

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