Columbus, GA 31906
As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest general museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection to the public. The museum houses more than 14,000 artifacts and objects that tell the story of the Chattahoochee River Valley's development, an American fine art collection from a host of renowned American artists, a hands-on gallery for children, the finest traveling exhibitions from across the U.S., and the historic Bradley Olmsted Garden. In addition, the museum also features a range of events and educational programming for adults, families and children. The museum is always changing and always free, so come back again and again to experience award-winning collections and new and exciting programs.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Indoor Location, Open Year 'Round, Outdoor Location
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
Poetry of Earth: Works by Sally Bradley and Stephen Hawks
03/18/2015 - 02/07/2016
Poetry of Earth highlights the work of two local artists whose works intersect with art and nature. Sally Bradley paints landscape views of the Chattahoochee Valley, and Stephen Hawks produces ceramic works using Georgia clay. The title of the exhibition is inspired by John Keats' On the Grasshopper and Cricket; the first line says "The poetry of earth is never dead." In this poem, he expresses his appreciation for the continuous cycle of change in the natural world and celebrates the harmony...read more
Troublemakers & Trailblazers
03/18/2015 - 02/07/2016
This exhibition presents the more colorful characters of the Chattahoochee Valley, people who were criticized or ostracized for being outside the mainstream or going against dominant power structures. Race, class, gender, and sexuality are the topics of discussion, as well as what it means to "do the right thing." An overarching theme is how we perceive "trouble" and how these troublemakers are sometimes, but not always, seen differently through the long lens of history.
Featured ind...read more
Chattahoochee Cookin' Exhibit
03/22/2015 - 09/20/2015
The Chattahoochee Valley has its own proud culinary heritage, which forms the basis of Chattahoochee Cookin'. This exhibition will spotlight local foodways from the perspective of both food producers and consumers, ranging from historic Muscogee (Creek) sofke to contemporary Dinglewood scrambled dogs.
Pecans, peanuts, corn, and other crops will be discussed, as well as more sugary delights. The exhibition will also spotlight local beverages, with cola drinks featured alongside locally...read more
04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
Get your paint brushes ready to use everyday items found in your kitchen to create artistic masterpieces. Then go on a gallery hunt in the exhibition after your visit to the Art Cart.
Story time: 11 a.m., The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen by Diana Prichardread more
Let There Be Art! Works on Paper
04/17/2015 - 04/19/2015
Limited Edition Prints | Photographs | Drawings | Watercolors
Join us for our 5th annual sale and celebration of art as we introduce Let There Be Art! Works on Paper-a new concept which combines our traditional art show and seminar series.
ART SHOW & SALE
On display to the public April 17-19
Showcasing works from art dealers and galleries located in New York and across the South, including Atlanta and Birmingham.
Saturday, April 18read more
10 am- 5 pm Let There B...
Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Premiere Party
04/17/2015 - 04/17/2015
Join us for a festive evening featuring fine art, food, and live music in a festively intimate setting. Be among the first to experience the Works on Paper show filled with prints, photographs, and drawings from dealers and galleries in New York, Atlanta, Birmingham, and across the nation.read more
Let There Be Art! Late Night with the Young Art Patrons
04/17/2015 - 04/17/2015
Continue the celebration after the premier party with our Young Art Patrons for dancing, dessert, and drinks! Featuring music by DJ Cashflow.read more
Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Seminar Series
04/18/2015 - 04/18/2015
Learn how, when, and where to collect works on paper in a full day of sessions with dealers and gallery representatives.
Each forty-five minute session will cover a different topic and will provide attendees with skills that they can hone during the cocktail reception in the afternoon. The cost of the seminar includes lunch and the cocktail reception.
Speakers for this seminar include: Betty Krulik, Director and Owner of Betty Krulik Fine Art, Ltd (New York, NY); Rachel Gladfelt...read more
Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Brunch with Live Jazz
04/19/2015 - 04/19/2015
Make it a family fair with live jazz music, arts and crafts, and entertainment for your children.
Sunday, April 19read more
Brunch with Live Music
Noon-3 P.M. | $25 Member/$35 Future Member; $8 Children Ages 4-12; Free 3 and under
Lunch & Lecture: Art Deco and the Great Gatsby
04/28/2015 - 04/28/2015
Learn more about the visual style of Art Deco and how it correlates to the literary classic, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This event is presented by Columbus State University Art History Faculty. The program is held in partnership with the Big Read and is sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.read more
Make It With Mama
05/16/2015 - 05/16/2015
Join the Teen Advisory Group at Divine Dinners for this special Mom and teen cooking class. Participants will receive instructions and create a delicious meal. Please register by May 11.read more