February Family Fun Festival
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Instructor: Kelly Robertson

Join us for our first February Family Festival as we explore nature in art. Stop by art making stations and create art projects including paper flowers and finger puppet bumblebees, go on a gallery scavenger hunt to win prizes, and more! Additional crafts and activities provided by Oxbow Meadows and SPARK Art.

This event is sponsored by the 10”x10” Art for Education Fund.


Lecture Series
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Art of the Civil Rights Movement
Speaker: Shawnya Harris, Georgia Museum of Art

Explore the art of the Civil Rights Movement with Shawnya Harris, the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at the Georgia Museum of Art.

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at by Friday, February 23.

This event is made possible through the 10”x10” Art for Education Fund.

Patron and Circle Members’ Reception with Anna Betbeze
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a special meet and greet with Columbus raised artist Anna Betbeze. Come experience Anna Betbeze: Dark Sun through the artist’s own eyes as she walks us through the galleries discussing the exhibition. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP by February 22;

This event is free and open to all Patron and Circle level members ($500+).

Lecture Series
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Explore themes within the Museum’s collection and exhibitions through engaging talks by local and regional history and art professionals.


Perfect Shot: Classic Hollywood Photography
Speaker: Marianne Richter, Director of The Columbus Museum

Join the Museum’s Director Marianne Richter for this look at photographs of stars from 1930s and ‘40s Hollywood. She’ll discuss how talented photographers such as Clarence Sinclair Bull and George Hurrell helped create the public image of stars such as Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Gary Cooper, and share some behind the-scenes stories.

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at by Friday, February 23.

This event is made possible through the 10”x10” Art for Education Fund.

Oscars Tour
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am

Roll out the red carpet and take a trip down memory lane as we explore the glitz and glamour of the stars and starlets of Tinseltown in the Museum’s exhibitions We had Faces and Close Up:  Cinema Along the River.This program is Free, but registration is required.

Register by March 1;

From Swords to Plowshares Exhibit Opens
Mar 10 all-day
Parent and Child Class: Sculptures
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic

Calling all 4 and 5-year olds: grab your favorite adult and come to the Museum for a fun-filled morning combining art and nature! Both children and adults will create unique sculptures from leaves, sticks, rocks, pine cones and other supplies found in nature! We will explore the Museum’s Olmsted Garden to find supplies and then will learn about how to arrange and assemble our sculptures in the studio. Each participant, whether big or small, will leave with a beautiful natural work of art!

Register by March 3;

Teen Glass Etching Workshop
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Discover the process of glass etching and take home your own one-of-a-kind etched glass water bottle. Participants will be guided on a step-by-step process to create their design, transfer, and learn the etching process. This program is designed for ages 12 – 18.

Register by March 3;

Scholarship funds are available for teen workshops.

Signature Sunday at Spring Harbor
Mar 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for a private look into some of the most notable personal art collections of Museum members who live in the Spring Harbor retirement community. In addition, long-time Columbus Museum Trustees welcome you to a reception hosted at the apartments of Monty Thorne and Jim and Sally Gates.

This event is open to Museum members who are Reciprocal level and above and all Spring Harbor residents.Space is limited

RSVP by March 5;


Look! @ Lunchtime
Mar 13 @ 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

LOOK! @ Lunchtime is a collaborative viewing exercise and dialogue centered around works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, will facilitate LOOK! discussions every second Tuesday. Each month a new object will be explored.

Featured object:  Burgoyne Diller, Untitled (Wall Construction), ca. 1950


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