Contact the Education Assistant at email@example.com or 706.748.2562 ext 651 for additional information about any of these events.
Art & Artist Book Club
Wednesdays, Noon-1 PM
The Art and Artist Book Club features works of fiction that explore various topics related to the history of art. Museum curators and educators provide a contextual analysis of the art and artists featured in the book of the month. Topics range from Renaissance frescoes to Tiffany glass and feature artists as diverse as Giotto and Frank Lloyd Wright. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call the Education Assistant at 706.748.2562, ext.651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 5: The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan presented by Abbie Edens, Curator of Education
July 10: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Presented by Kristen Miller Zohn, Director of Collections and Exhibitions
August 7: The Great Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough presented by Jessamy South, Youth & Family Programs Coordinator
Interested in experiencing the Columbus Museum in a whole new way? Then join us for an after-hours experience on the Third Thursdays of each month. Listen to live music, take tours of special exhibitions, and participate in artist talks. The Museum is open for your enjoyment so Third Thursdays are free, no reservations are required, and refreshments are provided.
June 20: Sets & Reels: English Country Dance during the time of Washington
Experience English Country Dance, popular during the Colonial and Federalist era, while you listen to period music! For those that would like to learn the dances instruction will begin at 5:15pm and continue throughout the evening. Enjoy tours of the Museum’s Colonial and Federalist portraits during the evening. No prior dance experience or period costume required.
July 18: Wailin’ to Warhol: Jazz of the 60s, 70s, & 80s
Groove to the music of Amadeus, tours the Warhol: In the Southern Collections exhibit, and take in a Silkscreen demonstration! FREE Third Thursday totes will be available while supplies last!
August 15: Grandstands and Big Bands - Celebrating: 95 years of Ft. Benning
On August 17, 1918, the U.S. Army relocated the Infantry School to Columbus, Georgia. Join us for a celebration with Big Band music provided by the Columbus Cavaliers and tours the updated Ft. Benning exhibit in the History Gallery.
Lunch & Lecture
Thursdays, Noon-1 PM
Enjoy your lunch and join a lively discussion with local and regional art and history professionals about themes found in the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. If you are interested in purchasing an $8 lunch, please contact the Education Assistant at 706.748.2562, ext. 651 or email@example.com by the Monday prior to each program.
August 30: Join us as Michele McCrillis, Associate Professor of Art History at Columbus State University, discusses the calculated air of detachment in both Warhol's process and subject matter, including his use of serial repetition in silkscreens depicting coke bottles, Elvis, and the Mona Lisa.
Arts 4 Alzheimer’s - Art Making
Arts 4 Alzheimer's is an innovative program designed specifically for individuals living with early stage Alzheimer's disease. The program gives those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, exciting and creative ways to communicate and express their feelings. Each program promotes stimulating activities and social interaction for those living with loved ones. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Artist Educator or to register a loved one for the program, please contact the Education Assistant at 706.748.2562 ext.651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.