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Welcome from Director Marianne Richter

The Fabric of Our Community – what an apt way to describe the spirit of Columbus in the past 12 months.

Last March when the Museum doors closed, The Columbus Museum went to work to bring art and history into the homes across the Southeast and beyond. From art backpacks to online workshops to collaborating with teachers on virtual lesson plans, we made sure our commitment to our mission stayed strong.

Supporting this commitment takes all of us, and we are so grateful to recognize your support as a Patron for our April 22, 2021, celebration of “The Fabric of Our Community.” The Chattahoochee Valley has a long history related to cotton and textile mills—and our new exhibition Paolo AraoIn Dialogue with Drawing, currently on view, echoes this history.


A peek into the past with Curator Rebecca Bush

Curator of History Rebecca Bush spotlights items from The Columbus Museum's permanent collection that illustrate the rich legacy of the textile industry in the Chattahoochee Valley.


An exclusive tour with Curator Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D.

Curator of American Art Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D. gives an exclusive tour of the exhibition "Paolo Arao: In Dialogue with Drawing" at The Columbus Museum.

Announcing this year's raffle items!

Sewn paintings

Two beautiful works by Paolo Arao, the Brooklyn-based artist whose most recent exploration in the studio combines the traditions of textiles and painting, are featured in this amazing raffle! Arao's work is rooted in modernist geometric abstraction. He creates his current work by machine stitching second-hand clothing, hand-dyed fabric, and weathered canvas together into unique objects that straddle the fertile area between 2D and 3D.  The current exhibition In Dialogue with Drawing marks the debut of Arao and his work in Georgia.

A Getaway Close to Home

Experience Columbus' newest hotel right on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Hotel Indigo at Riverfront Place opened in February 2021 as a premier destination for tourists and locals and celebrates the spirit of creativity and innovation that spawned the historic W.C. Bradley family.  The raffle prize includes a gift certificate for an overnight standard guest room and a $100 food and beverage credit!

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