Halloween Highball sponsored by the Young Art Patrons
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Quirky, kooky, and a little spooky! Get dressed up for the city’s most elaborate Halloween party. Local bartenders show off their skills in the art of mixology, and you vote for your favorite! Enjoy craft cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and live music. A cash bar will also be available. Hosted by 103.7 Lite FM’s Morgan Taylor!

Tickets are $20. All proceeds go to The Columbus Museum.

Artful Babies
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Babies love art!  Join us for this special 3-part program and learn how to explore the world of art with your infant.  During each session, we will explore a different theme and discover what infants are drawn to during their museum visit.  Each session includes a playtime to explore books and hands-on objects as well as an art activity for caregivers.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Featured theme: Faces

This class is full.

On the Table Chatt: Culture in the Valley
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


What do you think about culture and the arts in the Chattahoochee Valley? Is it important? Do you feel like it is accessible for all?

Let’s talk about it!

Join The Columbus Museum and other organizations throughout the Valley for On the Table Chatt: Culture in the Valley. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with us.

Are you an organization that would like to host a table? Email

See you there!

NOTE: Your email address will be shared with the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc, for purposes of sharing the survey link, as well as future On the Table or Community Foundation related updates. More privacy information available here.

The Idea of West Roundtable
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us as we engage with three esteemed contemporary photographers—David Taylor, Jeremiah Ariaz, and Will Wilson—who will discuss their projects on view at The Columbus Museum in the exhibition The Idea of West. Director of Curatorial Affairs Jonathan Frederick Walz and Curator of History Rebecca Bush will interview the artists, with time for questions from the public.

Mini Makers
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Pre-registration required | Ages 2-4 and caregivers

Your child will discover their inner artist during our Mini Maker program!  During each session of this 3-part series, children will learn about art through story time, songs, and games.  Each session includes a chance to explore new art materials and create mini masterpieces to take home!

This class is full.



Cell Phone Photography Workshop
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Rebecca Hinzman

Expand your creativity and learn how to create successful images for social media platforms!  Participants will learn about compositional techniques for photography by exploring work featured in the Museum’s galleries, then will practice using these techniques in the Olmsted Garden.  Additionally, participants will also explore various editing tools within their phones that can give their images greater impact.  Grab your cell phone, get ready to impress your followers, and register today!

 This class is only available for 12-18 year-olds. Register by October 27;

Dream, Design, and Play: The Puppet Project Contest Due
Nov 2 all-day

Contest for children ages 10 and under.

The Museum needs your creative art skills!  Break out your pencils, crayons, markers and other art supplies and design a puppet that you would like to see featured in our Transformations Family Interactive Gallery.  Eight designs will be selected by a panel of judges and made into real puppets that you and your friends can play with in Transformations!  Puppet designs should be turned in on an 8 ½”x11” sheet of paper and should include an entry form that can be printed off from our web site.  All entries must submitted by 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2018.

Entries should be sent to:

Dream, Design and Play
Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906

Download the entry form and puppet template designs from this link.

Parent and Child Workshop
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Pre-registration required | Ages 5-7 and caregivers

Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic

Sign up your family, put on your aprons, and get creative in the Studio!  Participants in this family workshop will get creative with clay as they learn about the work of artist Eddie Dominguez, work with the instructor to learn techniques and tips about working with this natural material, and create their own one-of-a-kind creation to take home!  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Adult Lecture
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open Range: The West and the American Imagination

Through an exploration of images of the American West drawn from paintings, photographs and cinema, Dr. McCoy will discuss the creation of the mythology of the West and its role in shaping American aspirations and character. What did the open range and endless possibility mean to Americans and what did it cost? Does the West still matter?

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at by November 2.

Art Collecting 101
Nov 8 all-day


Have you wanted to build or properly tend a collection of art but aren’t sure how? Are you a collector who could use a refresher? Do you have an interest in African American art?

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about how to start collecting, pitfalls to avoid, and some of the practical considerations involved in caring for artwork. Sessions will focus on collecting African American art, but the advice and skills presented may be used by anyone interested in collecting art of any kind.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, will provide an overview of the history of African American art. Tickets are $50 per person with a class size limit of 30. Get your tickets today!

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