War Games (Hosted in partnership with the National Infantry Museum)
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a night of gaming.  Invite your friends and family to choose from a wide range of World War I inspired board and video games.  Board games are suitable for ages 10 and up; video games are suitable for ages 17 and up.  Snacks will be provided as they last.

Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is held in conjunction with the “WWI” exhibition.

Common Grounds Luncheon
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Today the South Commons is known as home to the Civic Center and Golden Park, but you might not realize the city was once surrounded by a greenbelt of public spaces. In 1828, the original city plan for Columbus reserved ample grounds at the edges of the street grid for civic and recreational endeavors. These areas were called the North, South, East and River Commons.

Join us and architect Neil P. Clark for a discussion about our latest exhibition, Common Grounds, as well as current and/or future uses for these spaces. Clark will share his experiences adapting the South Commons for the 1996 Olympics softball competition and reflect on the future of this communal space. Complimentary box lunches will be provided, but reservations are required.


Can’t make the luncheon? Join us later this evening at Spring Harbor, 7 p.m.

Labor Day – Museum CLOSED
Sep 4 all-day
Artist Meet and Greet
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Featuring: Martha Clippinger

Patron Level members can join us for a special meet and greet with the artist behind Hodge Podge Lodge. Clippinger, a Columbus native, uses unique materials and displays to explore the relationship between fine and decorative art. Her vibrant palette reflects her joyful, energetic nature. Experience and discuss Clippinger’s works and use of complementary hues, material juxtapositions, and surprising placements. Refreshments will be served. A public lecture and reception will follow this program.

This event is reserved for Patron level members and above. RSVP by August 31.

Artist Talk
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the talented Columbus-born artist Martha Clippinger and her installation, Hodge Podge Lodge. The recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Foundation travel grant to Mexico in 2013-2014, Clippinger will present an overview of her career to date, as well as insights into her working process. Hodge Podge Lodge is on view now through November 12,2017.

RSVP to the lecture and reception by August 31. This event is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception will follow the lecture.

If you are a Patron level member or above, join us before the talk at 5:30 p.m. for a private meet and greet with Martha.

To RSVP for this special members’ benefit, or to become an upper level member, contact Sarah Tinsley,, 706-748-2562 ext.542.


NEW! Look @ Lunchtime
Sep 12 @ 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: Henry Glintenkamp, Spanish Town, Alcalá de Guadaira, 1923

The Columbus Museum’s Alma Thomas Society Meets Amy Sherald
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

Please join us as we celebrate Columbus native Amy Sherald and her painting What’s different about Alice is that she has the most incisive way of telling the truth, which the Museum recently acquired. The winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition- for which there were more than 2,500 entries-Sherald will present an overview of her career to date, as well as insights into her working process. A reception will follow. This event is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.



RSVP by September 12


Volunteer & Docent Trip
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a quick trip to the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum in Carrollton, GA! Participants will learn about the history and stories behind several Georgia quilts during a guided tour and enjoy lunch at La Trattoria.

Register by September 1

Side Eye Exhibition Closes
Oct 1 all-day
And Still We Rise Members’ Reception
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Featuring: Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi

And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations, curated by artist, historian and national lecturer Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, features works of superb artistry that draw on the enduring American tradition of narrative storytelling through the textile art of quilting. Mazloomi has brought together more than 50 contemporary artists that reflect on moments in history that have contributed to transformations of social justice in America and across the globe.

This opening celebration is held in partnership with Fountain City Classic’s Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (L.O.T.T.) and is reserved for members of the Museum and L.O.T.T.

Not a member? Become one today! LEARN MORE HERE


RSVP no later than September 28

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