THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY UNDER RENOVATION.
While the building is under construction, join us throughout 2023 for The Columbus Museum on Tour as we share our collection at venues around the Chattahoochee Valley. Click below for more details.
The Columbus Museum brings American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley.
Columbus is the second largest city in the state of Georgia in terms of population. It hugs the state line between Georgia and Alabama and is separated from Phenix City, Alabama, by a bridge over the Chattahoochee River. That river is home to the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park, which is among the top 12 manmade adventures in the world, according to USA Today.
Kristen Hudson, Director of Marketing, talks with Maureen Akers on WTVM's Business Break. Kristen speaks about the most recent exhibition, "Flora & Fauna: Drawings from The Columbus Museum."
Amy Sherald captures the modern black American experience through her captivating and personal portraits. These representations often overlook the experiences of black people, including artists and families. Amy sought to change this paradigm. She aimed to bring acknowledgement to the integral role of black people in public and politically charged narratives, encouraging viewers to engage in nuanced discussion in the depiction of race. In humanising the black experience by portraying her subjects in settings both historically recognisable and every day, she immortalises them and reintegrates them into the canon of art history. But just how does she manage to infuse her distinct artistic flair into the lives of everyday people? This is the story of Amy Sherald and how her revelatory paintings defied expectations…