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May 4th, 2015

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May the Fourth Be with You.

May 4th is a holiday created by Star Wars fans to celebrate the films series, books, and culture. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you”—”May the fourth be with you.”  In honor of Star Wars day, our staff has taken Darth Vader on a tour through the Columbus […]

Apr 3rd, 2015

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Najee Dorsey | Artist, Collector, CEO / Founder | Black Art In America™ (BAIA)

Najee Dorsey’s work has been exhibited in five museum shows in 2014, including his first major solo exhibition at the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, entitled: Leaving Mississippi — Reflections on Heroes and Folklore: Works by Najee Dorsey. In addition, Dorsey has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He has been the recipient […]

Mar 19th, 2015

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Celebrating Women from Generation to Generation

Throughout the month of March we have the honor of celebrating women across the world and from every century in history! Today we are sharing with you some women we are currently recognizing at the Columbus Museum in the Troublemakers and Trailblazers exhibit! Who are some women that you would say have made or still […]

Mar 4th, 2015

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New Year, New Technologies

It doesn’t take too long after entering the Columbus Museum to notice some of the major changes we have been making throughout our premises! If you’ve spent any time around the Columbus Museum lately, or even just passed by, you’ve probably noticed if not many, at least one of the new technologies throughout our exhibits […]

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 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 […]

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