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Since the start of Spring on March 20, the balmy weather has invited Columbusites outside. But as summer weather sets in ahead of June 20, the scorching season’s first day, a lot of people are looking for ways to get out of the heat.
Local museums, largely closed over the last year due to COVID-19, are reopening.

Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful by Seth Feman and Jonathan Frederick Walz; Published in association with The Columbus Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art

There’s a new place you can visit this summer. The Columbus Museum has opened its latest exhibit, Axis Among Us.

Antiques and the Arts Weekly magazine offers an in-depth review about Quilts from the Collection of Paul M. Goggans, Part I

Atlanta Journal-Constitution takes a look at the legacy of Tom's Foods in the Chattahochee Valley

Burnaway overs a review of Brooklyn-based Filipino American artist Paolo Arao's In Dialogue with Drawing at The Columbus Museum.

Columbus CEO speaks with Director of The Columbus Museum, Marianne Richter, about a few upcoming outdoor activities and some of the virtual options the museum offers.

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer feature the exhibition where artists Bo Bartlett, Najee Dorsey, Betsy Eby, Renato Ferreira, Hannah Israel, Liz Lovin, and Bruno Zupan partnered with up-and-coming artists for an exhibition at The Columbus Museum

WTVM Business Break talks with Curator of American Art Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D., about the new 7 + 7: Established and Emerging Artists of the Chattahoochee Valley

WRBL News 3 speaks with The Columbus Museum's education team about free resources for educators

The Columbus Museum has created a virtual museum just for kids. It features virtual exhibition tours, curator chats, and activities for children. It will add new content weekly.

WTVM News Leader 9 reports on annual acquisitions of The Alma Thomas Society, a membership program that supports the museum with funding for African American art

The Alma Thomas Society, a category of membership that supports The Columbus Museum's Fund for African American Art, recently voted overwhelmingly to acquire an untitled piece by glass artist Therman Statom, who studied with glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Southern Views magazine showcases a Museum work of art in Exhibit A: William Edouard Scott (1884-1964), i>Wash Day, Alabama, ca. 1930, oil on canvas, The Columbus Museum, The Fund for African American Art, G.2019.9

THE YEAR AHEAD is rife with an expansive and diverse selection of exhibitions, books and other opportunities to engage with the work of African American artists.

WTVM News Leader 9 offers coverage on a virtual WOMEN in STEAM panel

BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ (BAIA), the leading online portal and network focused on African American Art in the nation, announces its donation of 15 works of art to The Columbus Museum. The compelling works are rendered by an array of prominent master and contemporary African American artists. The generous gift is part of BAIA’s ongoing effort to ensure the works of African American artists are represented in the nation’s public institutions.

WRBL News 3 covers The Columbus Museum's first-ever holiday lights display

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer features the first-ever holiday light display at The Columbus Museum

For the first time, The Columbus Museum is lighting up for the holidays. The Museum's drive-thru Holiday of Lights officially kicked off Tuesday, Dec. 8 with a performance by The Columbus Ballet. Director Marianne Richter said Museum staff wanted to do something that may offer the community some holiday cheer during this challenging year.

WTVM News Leader 9 covered The Columbus Museum's first-ever holiday lighting

Just as valuable as the curatorial positions in a Museum are the administrative positions. After talking with Deputy Director of Operations, Kimberly Beck, I learned more about the goings-on of the “other side” of The Columbus Museum.

The yearlong celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment continues with the unveiling of the city's newest historical marker to commemorate Columbus as the birthplace of the women's suffrage movement in Georgia, as well as a discussion of local and regional political activism over the past 100 years.

It was the fall of 2011 and Rebecca Bush had just finished her Master’s degree at the University of South Carolina the previous spring.

It has been 100 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was officially ratified, granting women the right to vote. Though that change applied to white women, there were white and Black suffragettes who made their mark in Georgia.

A new exhibition at The Columbus Museum allowed Columbus State University research students and their professor to investigate a real mystery lurking in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Marianne Richter, Director of The Columbus Museum, discusses how their staff has worked to mitigate the crisis and have managed to re-open July 15.

The Columbus Museum has reopened after closing its doors for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After closing for nearly four months due to COVID-19, the Columbus Museum is reopening at noon Wednesday.

Many museum jobs seem obscure and mysterious, but really they are at the core of what takes place in museums.

The Columbus Museum has received a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the upcoming exhibition Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful.

The Columbus Museum was awarded the 2020 Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History.

The Columbus Museum has received a prestigious award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for work on the oral history project Making Conversation with Warren Williams Homes.

The Columbus Museum may still be closed to the public due to COVID-19, but museum staff is speaking out about racial injustice.

The Columbus Museum denounces racism and discrimination in any form. We stand with the black community in pursuing justice and equality.

Jobs at the Columbus Museum are diverse and full of excitement. One such position is that of Community Outreach Coordinator. After sitting down with Kennan Ducey for a chat, I got to see some of the behind the scenes workings of her position here at TCM.

Nicole catches up with Bridgette from The Columbus Museum as they discuss "Museum From Home."

Both Tom Uttech and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver have spent most of their lives in Wisconsin and have profound relationships to the landscape of the region.

Today’s Museum is dynamic and in some cases interactive. When I talked with Jessamy South, Youth and Family Programs Manager, I had the chance to talk about some of the fun opportunities TCM has for children and families year-round and the work that goes into making them happen.

April marks National Poetry Month, a celebration of the written word’s ability to transport, illuminate, and dream into existence.

Originally studying photography and art history, Kacir’s passions for art initially left her, like many of us, in a state of wanting more.

WTVM News Leader 9 featured how to #MuseumFromHome on its April 10, 2020 newscast.

Burgoyne Diller was one of the earliest American artists to base his work purely on geometric abstraction without any reference to nature.

Facing physical illness, Joyce Treiman shifted her creative practice from focusing on art history to exploring mortality with her sense of dry humor. These four columnar paintings employ a dense impasto that brings a harsh edge to the brooding colors of her melancholic images.

With the vernal equinox, March brings us the promise of warmer weather, flowers’ reappearance, and plenty of pollen. But it also brings with it important celebrations in the forms of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8. To celebrate, let’s take a look at some of the notable women artists in the Museum’s collection.

This second half of our interview picks back up with Exhibition Coordinator and Designer, Cameron Faucette.

Both Martha Clippinger and Merrill Garbus of the band tUnE-yArDs couple a sense of playfulness with careful attention to rhythm, movement, and space to create dynamic, colorful work.

Rebecca Bush, Curator of History, at the Columbus Museum stopped by “News 3 Midday” to discuss a current exhibition that highlights Black History Month– and the rich, robust heritage of our region and its influence in national history.

Elementary school students in affordable housing communities have a new after-school activity to look forward to and it’s right in their own backyard.

The Columbus Museum is filled with an amazingly diverse staff, with people literally coming from all walks of life. Recently, Visitors Services Representative Andrea Hayes sat down with Exhibition Coordinator and Designer, Cameron Faucette, for a chat about her life’s experiences and how her life’s path led her to The Columbus Museum.