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Jul
16
Mon
Fun with Fiber Summer Camp (Ages 8-10)
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the museum this week as we discover the fascinating history of fiber in the arts! From creating your own currency from scratch to making woven works with straw looms, this camp will help you learn the history and practices used in dying techniques in multiple cultures. Each camper will also make their own landscape work using felt. Students will learn about the process for making their own tie-dye shirts, break down the fiber in leaves to make artistic skeletons, and create their own paper from scratch using a mix of cotton and pulp. Join us and find out how tightly interwoven the history of fiber and art are!

Jul
19
Thu
Summer Concert Series
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are turning up the heat in the Museum with the Summer Concert Series.  Throughout the summer, the arts collide with music provided by local and regional bands and free guided tours of the Museum’s collection provided by staff and docents.  Bring a picnic dinner or purchase one from one of our featured food trucks.

Featuring: East Wind Bluegrass Band

 

Jul
20
Fri
Fantastic Fridays – Celtic Fire
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a program full of sprightly dance turns and haunting airs as we experience a bit of the history, culture and character of Ireland through song and dance with the band Celtic Fire!  Audience participants will be able to join the band onstage as the program comes to a conclusion.

Jul
23
Mon
Summer Camp – Sensational Sculpture (Ages 5-7)
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Feeling a little flat?  Leap off the page, go 3-D, and join us for a fun week of exploring the art of sculpture!  During this hands-on class your camper will discover a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, visit the galleries, and learn about the cultures that inspired many sculptural masterpieces through time!  Campers will explore sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection to inspire their masterpieces as they learn to assemble, carve, craft and model a variety of sculpted art.

Jul
26
Thu
Crafting Power Hour
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Get your craft on with the Columbus Museum’s Crafting Power Hour. Each Power Hour will allow you to get hands-on with a variety of materials and create a finished work of art to take home. All materials are provided, and participants will be able to take their creations home with them after each Power Hour. Space is limited and registration is required.

Register by one week prior to each class;


Flower Power & Paper Quilting

Learn the tools and techniques of paper quilting in this one hour Crafting Power Hour! Each participant will create flowers using quilling techniques and make a finished work of art to take home.

Jul
27
Fri
Fantastic Fridays – Creek and Cherokee in Georgia
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Storyteller Natalie Jones returns to the Museum to regale our audiences with factual stories about life in Georgia, the Trail of Tears, and Native folktales from each tribe.

Jul
31
Tue
Adult Lecture
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Title:  Seeking Eden:  A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens
Featured Speakers: Staci Catron and Mary Eaddy

Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy, co-authors of the newly published University of Georgia Press book,  Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, will share stories of the evolution of some of the state’s most significant designed spaces, including a nineteenth-century parterre, a rock garden, Country Place Era landscapes, and an urban conservation garden. Come to hear about the role of women in the formation and preservation of these gardens, the impact of professional designers, and the influence of the Garden Club movement in Georgia in the early twentieth century. The authors chronicled The Columbus Museum’s Bradley-Olmsted Garden in this new publication.

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at edu@columbusmuseum.com two days prior to the program.

Aug
9
Thu
Adult Lecture
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Title:  The Triple Nickles:  The History & Art of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion
Featured Speakers:  David Hanselman and Dawn Williams Boyd

 

In December of 1943, the United States Army authorized the activation of its first all-African American  unit of officers and enlisted men.  Company A of the newly-activated 555th Parachute Battalion was called the “Triple Nickles.”  Join us for a fascinating lunch-time talk where history and art meet.  David Hanselman, Maneuver Center of Excellence Museum Director at Fort Benning, will discuss the history of the 555th, while Atlanta artist Dawn Williams Boyd discusses the research and fabrication of her fabric painting Triple Nickles. The Museum’s exhibition, Fort Benning at 100, features Boyd’s painting.

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at edu@columbusmuseum.com two days prior to the program.

 

Aug
14
Tue
Look @ Lunchtime
Aug 14 @ 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

LOOK! @ Lunchtime is a collaborative viewing exercise and dialogue centered on works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, facilitates LOOK! discussions every second Tuesday to explore a new object each month.

Featured object: Charles Curran, Self-Portrait, 1892

Aug
16
Thu
Alma Thomas Society Cochran Collection Closing Reception
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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