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The Columbus Museum brings American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley. 

The Museum will be closing today at 3:00 PM for maintenance!

Columbus, established on the Chattahoochee River right across the Alabama State line, has a long history as a trade center and industrial city in the south. Today, Columbus is a hot spot for outdoor lovers, featuring the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world as well as housing a thriving downtown full of attractions, shops and eats. Keep reading to check out our guide to spending the day in Columbus!

A new exhibition highlights the life and work of renowned artist Alma Thomas, a native of Columbus, Georgia. Alma Thomas rose to fame in 1972 at 80 years old as the first Black woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum in NYC; she was also the first African American woman to have her work added to the White House Collection.

Alma Thomas’s paintings create portals into other worlds through color and form. And though the late artist, who died in 1978, is now regarded as a seminal painter of Abstract Expressionism, her first major museum solo exhibition did not arrive until she was 80.

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.