“Our Stories Live Here: 65 Years of the Mildred L. Terry Public Library” Exhibition Opens
Sep 22 all-day
Eddie Dominguez Artist Talk and Reception
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join ceramic artist Eddie Dominguez and Columbus Museum Curator of American Art Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D., as they walk through the installation of the artists’ work- including several brand new pieces displayed in the Galleria cases. A reception will follow. RSVP via email below or call 706-748-2562, ext 2100.


Adult Lecture
Oct 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 arts professionals. Each program is free and open to the public.

October 2:  Emily Burns

In dialogue with the exhibitions Ansel Adams: The Masterworks and The Idea of West, this talk considers thematic intersections with appropriations of the American West as a flexible metaphor in Franco-American exchange in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at by September 28.

Lecture Series
Oct 4 @ 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.

Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM) and Pasaquan

Speaker: Tom Patterson
Please join us as we host one of the foremost experts on local artist-built environment Pasaquan and its creator, St. EOM. Patterson will relate insights and anecdotes that illuminate the man behind Georgia’s “Pre-Columbian psychedelic wonderland.”

Access for the Arts
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am


Access for the Arts is an engaging program that develops art exploration for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s and their care- partners. Each month participants will have the choice to explore stories about objects in the Museum or get hands- on art making experience led by a Museum team member.

This program is free and space is limited. To join a class please contact David Marlowe at the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

Look! @ Lunchtime
Oct 9 @ 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 Lee McFee, Studio Still Life:  Pewter and Gold, 1926

Synovus Fall Festival
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual Fall Festival, get out your art passport, and join us as we travel the world learning about art and artists who were born or traveled abroad!  Stop by the art making stations, participate in our annual costume contest, go on a gallery scavenger hunt, and more!  Additional crafts and activities will be provided by Coca-Cola Space Science Center, SPARK Art, National Infantry Museum, Liberty Theater, Passion Works Dance Academy, and Columbus Public Library. Need to take a break from the fun?  The food truck court will be back!

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.

RSVP by October 12th;

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.

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.

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