Past Exhibitions
  • Things Still Treasured: Traditional Decorative Forms in the Permanent Collection

    The Columbus Museum’s American art and regional history collections include thousands of historical artifacts as well as decorative arts, folk art, textiles, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The fascinating objects selected for this installation...

  • Gateway to the Past: Georgia’s Leake Site

        The Leake site, a Native American archaeological site located along the Etowah River near Cartersville, Georgia, contains the remains of an American Indian occupation that lasted from approximately 300 B.C. until 650 A.D....

  • Past is Present: Contemporary Approaches to Historical Decorative Arts and Design

        Contemporary artists are breathing new life into techniques and forms found in centuries-old decorative arts and design. This exhibition will explore reinterpretations of stained glass, embroidery, hair work, cut paper, wall coverings, ceramics,...

  • Annotations: George Cooke, Thomas Hope and the Lure of Antiquity

    George Cooke (1793-1849), who began his career as a self-taught painter, sought to increase his skill and knowledge by following the custom of many American artists in traveling to Europe. ...

  • Sound And Vision

    This exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum, and is guest curated by Christopher Murray of Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. Through the medium of photography, each artist in this exhibition has captured rock and...

  • On With The Show! History of the Springer Opera House and Theatre in Columbus

    On With The Show! History of the Springer Opera House and Theatre in Columbus will celebrate the Columbus area’s theatre arts heritage. Our community’s cultural arts institutions have played important roles in developing the city’s...

  • Slow Cadence

    Slow Cadence is a multi-media exhibition consisting of three installations that explore how elements of speech affect people’s lives and the relationship between Southerners and the land....

  • Likenesses in the Latest Style: Historical Portrait Photography

        Likenesses in the Latest Style explores the formative era of portrait photography through an assemblage of dozens of stunning original images. Emerging in the mid-nineteenth century simultaneously with a vibrant middle class that...

  • Soldier Portraits

    Photographer Ellen Susan uses wet plate collodion photography to create captivating portraits of soldiers of the United States Army. This 150-year old technique is the same process that was used to document much of the...

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