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Shop the Holiday Market at The Columbus Museum

Get unique, locally-produced jewelry, candles, glass pieces and more at The Columbus Museum Holiday Market! On Small Business Saturday, get amazing gifts from local artists for everyone on your list! Questions? Contact Museum Shop Manager Brooke Starling at (706)748-2562 ext. 2119 or bstarling@columbusmuseum.com.

The Birds are Here: Halloween at The Columbus Museum

October brings vampire bites, tricks and treats, and witches soaring on their brooms; werewolf howls, goblins on the prowl, and boos that cause fear to loom. Many, including myself, find this macabre month as their time to emerge from the shadows, and notice that their “strange and unusual” tastes are suddenly in vogue. While we […]

Curator of American Art Speaks at National Portrait Gallery 50th Anniversary Conference

One of The Columbus Museum’s own was invited to join a panel of scholars at The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 50th-anniversary conference late last month. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D., Curator of American Art and Director of Curatorial Affairs, spoke at the September conference held in Washington, D.C. Walz presented “ “Side Eye: Early Twentieth-Century American Portraiture on […]

Columbus Museum Announces Grant Awards

The Columbus Museum is pleased to announce it has received two grants to continue the dual mission of bringing regional history and art to the Chattahoochee Valley. The Museum has received grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance. Funds awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts include appropriations from […]

Behind the Scenes: Tips and Tricks on Managing Collection Items and Exhibitions

Throughout the year, the Museum show cases a variety of works of art and history artifacts from our collection like photos, drawings, lithographs, and quilts. Some items displayed are even on loan from other Museums and institutions. In order to preserve the art and artifacts displayed, our Collections team handles items from our collections and […]

Curator of History Excited to Learn New Ways of Looking at the Civil War

There is always something new to learn about something old – even if it’s the Civil War. Rebecca Bush, Curator of History and Exhibitions Manager at The Columbus Museum, will join a prestigious group of scholars at a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in New York City to discuss new ways to interpret […]

Five Columbus Museum Objects Bey and Jay-Z Should Use for Their Next Video

We knew that artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z are museum lovers and collectors of art, but the filming of their new music video in the world’s most famous museum has taken their status to new heights. The Carters took over The Louvre in Paris, showcasing iconic painting and sculptures from the museum’s collection. Should Bey and Jay […]

New Acquisitions: Harmonica Box and “Oscillation Shift”

The Columbus Museum’s dual mission of bringing art and history to life in the Chattahoochee Valley means we are always on the lookout for new pieces. Our newest history acquisition is a harmonica that was owned and played by Columbus resident Nina Young Browne at the turn of the twentieth century. Nina was an accomplished amateur […]

Recap: “Fort Benning at 100” Exhibition Spotlights Post History

Fort Benning has continued to evolve throughout the 20th and 21st century as a base notable as a training location for several schools, including the Infantry, Airborne, Rangers, Officer Candidates, and now the Armor. In this exhibition, you will see artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection, including many recent acquisitions, will illustrate the post’s founding in […]

Recap: “Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss” Showcases African American Women Artists

  In this exhibition currently on view, we take a deeper look into the art of African American abstract women abstract artists. This project presents a new selection of over two dozen infrequently seen works on paper by 18 different women.   Meet Wes and Missy Cochran Wesley and Missy Cochran were born and raised […]

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