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A total of 39 different non-profits aimed at preventing crime were awarded money this year through the Columbus Crime Prevention Program. See the full list here.

If you’re looking for an amazing, unforgettable destination that’s still something of a hidden gem, here are just a few fun things to do in Columbus, Georgia.

When Cathy Fussell opens the door to her downtown Columbus loft, the first sensory shock is the sheer vastness of the space. It just hits you. A wide open, 2,900 square-foot cube in a renovated denim mill with 20-foot ceilings and a 75-foot long wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. And when your eyes finally refocus, you notice that the place is more art studio than living space. To the point that you ask if she actually lives there. This is no home with a studio out back. This is a workshop with a bed.

The City of Columbus has seen an uptick in some crime statistics in recent years.
Through the city’s implementation of the Crime Prevention Board, they’re taking the grassroots approach and getting ahead of the issue.

After months and meetings of discussion the Columbus Crime Prevention Board has awarded $750,000 in grants to various organizations throughout the Community. The focus is investing in our youth.

Bo Bartlett features The Columbus Museum exhibition "Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful' in this week's episode of local radio show ArtHaus.

We spent a weekend exploring a myriad of things to do in Columbus GA and I had no clue how much there was to do in this expanding city.
With the advent of the Chattahoochee RiverWalk and WhiteWater Express, the city has seen a change. I can’t wait to go back! Columbus, GA was one of the first planned cities in America.

Columbus Museum Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Kristen Hudson, joins WTVM's Maureen Akers on Business Break to discuss the upcoming event, Alma W. Thomas 131st Birthday Celebration on Thursday, September 22.

Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful toured major museums all across America for the past year before coming here, the artist's hometown, for its grand finale.

Two major retrospectives just opened at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA, to shed light on Alma Thomas’ exceptional life and career. The exhibitions will be on view through October 2022.

Major changes are on the way for The Columbus Museum as the Chattahoochee Valley’s hub for art and history today announced dramatic renovation plans that will transform both the building and the grounds. The transformation is made possible thanks to generous gifts to the Reimagining The Columbus Museum capital campaign, which has topped $20 million, more than 90 percent of the Campaign’s leadership phase goal.

Major changes are on the way for The Columbus Museum as the Chattahoochee Valley’s hub for art and history today announced dramatic renovation plans that will transform both the building and the grounds. The transformation is made possible thanks to generous gifts to the Reimagining The Columbus Museum capital campaign, which has topped $20 million, more than 90 percent of the Campaign’s leadership phase goal.

Following a 12-month, multi-city tour along the east coast, the acclaimed exhibition will make its final stop in Thomas’ native Columbus, where it will be on view from July 1 – September 25, 2022. This amazing exhibition, offers a compelling overview of Thomas’ trajectory from childhood to international recognition. With more than 150 objects, from her rarely seen marionettes to her well-known abstract paintings.

The Venice Biennale going on right now includes the works of Sister Gertrude Morgan, who was born in Lafayette, Alabama in 1900, the seventh child of Frances and Edward Williams. Her father was a dairy farmer.

Columbus, Georgia, lies tucked against the Chattahoochee River, which marks the western border of the state. Visitors can explore the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, catch a glimpse of history in the Columbus Museum, or have the adventure of a lifetime whitewater rafting along the Chattahoochee River. Here are the best things to do in Columbus, GA. Be sure to call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm current opening times.

The Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia, has just announced the launch of Sand Unshaken: The Origin Story of Alma Thomas exhibition that highlights the life and work of renowned artist Alma Thomas, a native of Columbus. Alma achieved fame in 1972 at 80 years old for her bright and joyful paintings that resemble mosaic masterpieces. Alma was 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. The exhibition opened on May 21 and runs through Sunday, October 2, 2022.

“Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful” is a comprehensive overview of the life and career of African American artist Alma W. Thomas (1891-1978) that includes her well-known abstract paintings, rarely seen marionettes, and late-career paintings that have never before been exhibited or published. The show opened July 1 at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.

The Columbus Museum is proud to announce the opening of Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful, a comprehensive exhibition of renowned artist Alma W. Thomas’ extraordinary career with more than 150 objects, from her rarely seen marionettes to her well-known abstract paintings.

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.

Major changes are on the way for The Columbus Museum as the Chattahoochee Valley’s hub for art and history today announced dramatic renovation plans that will transform both the building and the grounds. The transformation is made possible thanks to generous gifts to the Reimagining The Columbus Museum capital campaign, which has topped $20 million, more than 90 percent of the Campaign’s leadership phase goal.

The Columbus Museum will soon make significant renovations to transform the building and its grounds — the first major changes to the attraction since 1989, museum officials announced Friday. The work is expected to begin in late fall 2022.

The Columbus Museum will soon make significant renovations to transform the building and its grounds — the first major changes to the attraction since 1989, museum officials announced Friday.

The Columbus Museum will soon undergo major renovations to transform the building and its grounds — the first major changes to the attraction since 1989, museum officials announced Friday.

On May 21, The Columbus Museum will open Sand Unshaken: The Origin Story of Alma Thomas, an exclusive, historical exhibition that uses rare family artifacts to tell the story of one of the Chattahoochee Valley’s most famous and beloved artists.

According to Amanda Gilchrist with The Columbus Museum, Sand Unshaken will open on on May 21, 2022 and will run until Oct. 2, 2022. It is meant to complement another art exhibition named Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful, opening on July 1, 2022.

On May 21, The Columbus Museum will open Sand Unshaken: The Origin Story of Alma Thomas, an exclusive, historical exhibition that uses rare family artifacts to tell the story of one of the Chattahoochee Valley’s most famous and beloved artists. Sand Unshaken serves as an intriguing and informative opening act for Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful, a collection of works that is set to come home to Columbus in July after stops in Norfolk, Washington, D.C. and Nashville.

Renowned artist Alma W. Thomas’ (1891-1978) artistic journey took her from Columbus, Georgia, to international acclaim. The traveling exhibition Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful offers a comprehensive overview of her extraordinary career with more than 150 objects, including late-career paintings that have never before been exhibited or published.

The Columbus Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of an important American drawing, entitled 1324 North Avenue, Columbus, Georgia, by self-taught and visionary artist Sister Gertrude Morgan.

Frist Art Museum executive director and co-curator of the Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful exhibition, Dr. Seth Feman, discusses one of his favorite pieces from the show and gives us a closer look at Alma's subtle, yet dynamic brushwork.

Established in 1828, Columbus has a number of notable buildings and landmarks with rich histories that make the city unique. The Ledger-Enquirer wants to know how well Columbus residents know their city. Try to match the images with the correct Columbus landmarks, then send this quiz and a screenshot of your score to your friends for bragging rights.

Celebrity floral designer Canann Marshall, born and raised in Macon, Georgia hosted two sold out floral workshops Friday at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia. Marshall was a contestant on season two of "Full Bloom", an HBO Max flower design competition. Take a look inside one of Marshall's workshops in this short video.

The Columbus Museum’s new inaugural fundraiser, Museum Alive! Celebrating the Bradley Olmsted Garden takes place this April 21-23, 2022. All supporters and members of the community are invited to partake in these three days of festivities. Experience unique installations of art and flowers, try your hand at floral arranging, and raise a toast to the continued success of The Columbus Museum.

“Beauty will save the world.” Dostoevsky expresses this artist statement through the words of the fictional character, Prince Myshkin- the titular character of The Idiot, published in the late 1860s. Myshkin was, in some ways, a stand-in for what Dostoevsky might consider the best version of himself, a “positively good and beautiful man.” The prince was not what Dostoevsky claimed to be but possibly what he aspired to become.

It was a 19th-century song that piqued Day Al-Mohamed’s interest in a little-known group of Union soldiers in the U.S. Civil War. It was not a celebratory song.

Beautiful Columbus, Georgia, anchored by the winding Chattahoochee River and Columbus State University, is the second largest city in the state. Located in the western part of Georgia, this quaint college town offers a delightful getaway with a vibrant arts scene — music, theatre, opera, Art Walk and more. For thrilling water sports adventure, kayak or raft down the Chattahoochee River on the world’s largest urban whitewater course known as, “wild as the Colorado River, warm as Costa Rica.”

The birthplace of Coca-Cola and home to Columbus State University, Columbus is rich in American history. Located in the us state Georgia Along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus remains a great example of a true river city that ranked among the major industrial centers of the South in the early 20th century.

Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful provides a fresh perspective on the artist’s long, dynamic life (1891–1978) and multifaceted career that was defined by constant creativity. This major retrospective traces her journey from semirural Georgia to Washington, DC, to becoming the first Black woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York when she was eighty in 1972.

“Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful,” on view at the Frist through June 5, is a welcome balm to our weary souls. And this is no accident. Thomas was a revolutionary artist and educator who cultivated beauty and creativity in all aspects of her long life. And she was dedicated to bringing that same energy into the lives of others, as well.

There is no one single version of Columbus, Georgia. Visitors can find a military center, an artistic incubator, a capital of industry, a destination for outdoor adventures and a hub for Black history. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking whitewater rafter or a history buff, there’s a lot to discover in Columbus — and a wide-ranging food scene to keep you fueled, from haute cuisine to Georgia barbecue.

When Alma Thomas (1891–1978) was just fifteen years old, she moved with her family from the Jim Crow South to Washington D.C., where she cultivated a life as an artist and educator. A traveling retrospective exhibition, “Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful,” is touring the country, revealing the striking evolution of Thomas’s work throughout her career. The show was put together by cocurators Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art at The Columbus Museum (Columbus, Georgia), and Seth Feman, Deputy Director for Art & Interpretation and Curator of Photography at Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art.

NASHVILLE, TENN.- The Frist Art Museum presents Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful, a comprehensive overview of the artist’s long, dynamic life (1891–1978) and multifaceted career that was defined by constant creativity.

News 3 Nightwatch highlights the impact young activists had on working towards desegregation.

Following from its commitment to reflect the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley, The Columbus Museum continues to augment its holdings of works by African American artists. The Museum’s recent Alma Thomas Society Annual Purchase Party resulted in the acquisition of two new works to its permanent collection.

Presented by Seth Feman (Deputy Director for Art and Interpretation and Curator of Photography at Chrysler Museum of Art) and Jonathan Frederick Walz (Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art at The Columbus Museum), learn more about the Frist Art Museum’s Everything is Beautiful exhibit in this virtual program. Jonathan presents on Alma W. Thomas’ marionettes and Seth shares more about her teaching practice.

It’s only fitting that a retrospective of Alma Thomas’s art be named “Everything Is Beautiful.” The more than 170-work exhibition charts Thomas’s career from her understated still lifes to her kaleidoscopic abstractions, underlining the beauty she saw in the material world and imagined in a cosmic one.

Following from its commitment to reflect the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley, The Columbus Museum continues to augment its holdings of works by African American artists. The Museum’s recent Alma Thomas Society Annual Purchase Party resulted in the acquisition of two new works to its permanent collection.

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held centre stage as the stars of the movement, leaving many female abstract expressionists in their shadows – their work overlooked and underappreciated. One of these artists is Alma Thomas, a painter, educator and the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition of her work in the Whitney Museum of Art.

Cities such as Atlanta, Albany, Montgomery, and Birmingham often dominate discussions of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. However, the Chattahoochee Valley has been the site of regular cycles of civil rights activism, allyship, and backlash throughout the past century. Advances in civil rights that proved significant at the national and state levels happened from the 1940s through the 1970s, and vibrant activism continues in the community today.

A remarkable run for the Phillips Collection — or for any museum in the nation’s capital — is coming to a close. The modern art museum celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and while the pandemic prevented a proper birthday bash, it finished the year with a bang.
With two stellar retrospectives, one time-based installation, and several commissions by local artists, the Phillips Collection has dedicated its galleries over the past few months to highlighting abstract work by Black artists. This is unlike anything else the museum has done in at least the last two decades.

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