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Feb 23rd, 2015

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5 Treasures of African-American History in the Columbus Museum

Columbus has a rich and varied African-American history, and many of its leading figures are represented at the Columbus Museum. In honor of Black History Month, here are five highlights from our collection:   This gun was owned by Dr. Thomas Brewer, an African-American civil rights leader in Columbus from the 1920s until his death […]

Feb 19th, 2015

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How to dress a mannequin

When visiting the Columbus Museum, do you ever wonder about the long process and hard work that goes into putting the exhibits together beforehand? It seems as if all of the items just appear where they should be, right? Well today we are showing you a peak into the thorough steps taken to do something as […]

Jan 19th, 2015

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A Leader Among Columbus’ Black Professionals

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day wasn’t officially observed in all 50 states for the first time until 2000? Today we are happy to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the successes of his day. Enjoy this short video from Biography.com then read more about one of Columbus’ fine leaders! Video […]

Jan 16th, 2015

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A Sense of Place

The Columbus Museum has asked artist René Shoemaker to develop an exhibition of hand-painted silk banners to enliven our Galleria, an area that provides entrances to our permanent collection galleries, and which can be seen from our event spaces. The installation, which will be on view for a year, beginning August of this year, will […]

Dec 19th, 2014

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Picking Favorites

Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Kristen Miller Zohn, and Curator of History, Rebecca Bush share some of their favorite pieces from American Paintings from the Collection of Wesleyan College.     This beautiful exhibition features paintings from the collection of Wesleyan College in Macon. The core of the collection was donated to the college during the […]

Dec 16th, 2014

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An Experience of a Lifetime

As an art student I prided myself on being knowledgeable about many aspects of the art world. I guess I never really thought about what goes on behind the scenes of an art museum. Don’t get me wrong, I have been to my fair share of art museums and enjoyed every minute of it, but […]

Dec 9th, 2014

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Bringing Core Curriculum Outside of the Classroom

We just finished up a fantastic Fall season of our ever-popular Gallery Tales program! For our Fall semester Gallery Tales we welcomed 780 students from 10 schools in both MCSD and surrounding counties.  During the month of November alone, we served 338 students from 4 different schools as part of Gallery Tales: Westward Go! and […]

Dec 4th, 2014

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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 […]

Dec 1st, 2014

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Spend your Holidays with the Columbus Museum!

The holiday season has officially kicked in and we have the perfect activities saved up just for you! Join us throughout this holiday season and don’t miss out on some free and unique programming at the Columbus Museum! In case you’re wondering why you should spend your holidays with the Columbus Museum, here’s just a […]

Nov 6th, 2014

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5 Reasons We Love Steeplechase for the Arts!

In case you missed it, Steeplechase for the Arts on November 1st was a great success! Hundreds of people gathered at Pine Mountain, GA to show their love and support for 6 of their favorite art organizations in and around Columbus, Georgia! The beneficiaries consisted of: The Columbus Museum The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Historic Columbus Foundation Ida […]

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