JANUARY 15 - OCTOBER 16, 2022
Journey Toward Justice spotlights the Civil Rights Movement in the Columbus area. Themes and topics include the beginnings of a southern freedom movement and the effects of Jim Crow segregation; the role of Black institutions as a source of community pride and a breeding ground for activists; the influence of Fort Benning; direct public actions that led to the desegregation of public and private spaces; the cycle of generational violence and intimidation that activists faced; and continued civil rights activism in the 21st century.
DECEMBER 18, 2021 - APRIL 10, 2022
In late 2020, Black Art in America (BAIA) and Seteria and Najee Dorsey presented The Columbus Museum with a donation of fifteen objects in various media by fifteen different African American artists.
NOVEMBER 6, 2021 - FEBRUARY 27, 2022
Museums are, by nature, collecting institutions, but most only have the capacity to publicly display about ten percent of their holdings at any particular time. This exhibition provides the opportunity to retrieve old favorites and new acquisitions from storage, as well as works that have rarely—or never—been on view. The show will also address some “behind the scenes” mechanics of day-to-day curatorial operations.
OCTOBER 23, 2021 - JULY 31, 2022
This exhibition, co-curated by Curator of American Art Jonathan Frederick Walz and Director of Education & Engagement Lucy Kacir, explores the evolution of the meaning and function of home through photography. Throughout the chaos of the past 18 months, our relationships with our homes have changed as our lives have changed. The curators hope to document this shift and encourage reflection on the lessons to carry forward.
MAY 22 – NOVEMBER 28, 2021
This exhibition presents the seldom-told history of the Chattahoochee Valley’s World War II POW camps by spotlighting recent Museum acquisitions such as POW letters, postcards, and folk art, as well as objects and images from the National Infantry Museum and the Kentucky Historical Society.
MAY 8, 2021 – JANUARY 23, 2022
This exhibition, the first of two planned installations, features quilts newly acquired from Paul M. Goggans. Goggans’ family lived in the Chattahoochee Valley for more than 150 years, and his maternal grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-aunt produced dozens of quilts that the family lovingly preserved over the years.