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.

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 Quilling

Learn the tools and techniques of paper quilling 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.

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.

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 two days prior to the program.

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 two days prior to the program.


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

Summer Concert Series
Aug 16 @ 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: Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Jazz Band

“Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss” Exhibition Closes
Aug 19 all-day
Young Art Patrons Purchase Party
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are excited to bring contemporary artist Jarrett Key to the Museum to create a work on site that will be acquired through the YAPs’ fundraising efforts to add to the Museum’s collection. Key has close Columbus ties as a native of rural Alabama and graduate of Brookstone School. He left the South to attend Brown University. Since moving to New York, Key has been featured in performances, biennales, residencies, publications, exhibitions, and workshops at NYU Tisch, galleries in Brooklyn, Chelsea, LES, Harlem, Boston, Ljubljana and Shanghai. Key’s work is in the collections of the Schomburg Center, MoMa Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, among other institutions. The HAIR PAINTING series has been featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park, as well on television: SLAY TV, and CBS 2 NYC. Using his own hair, Key will paint in front of a live audience using an original soundscape that he creates. The Museum will acquire the work created during the performance.


Those who donate $50 or more towards the purchase are invited to a private reception prior to the performance. To make a donation or join the Young Art Patrons Affiliate group, please contact Morgan Wilson at or 706-748-2562 ext. 540.



Teen Yarn Sculpture Workshop
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Discover the process of creating yarn sculptures in this teens-only workshop!  Participants will draw inspiration from the knitted sculptures of artist Nathan Vincent on display in the Museum’s Galleria, and then will create their own large-scale yarn sculptures in the Studio.

Register by August 17;


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