It's time for the Museum to hit the road!
The Museum is undergoing its first major renovation since 1989. While the building is now under construction, join us throughout 2023 for The Columbus Museum on Tour as we share our collection at venues around the Chattahoochee Valley.
Temporary Museum Location
Our temporary home is currently located next door to the current Museum. This location features our Museum Gift Shop, a children's creative playroom, a few highlights from the permanent collection, and scheduled programs and events. Regular business hours are in effect at our temporary location.
What is the address of the Museum's temporary location?
The address for the Museum's temporary location is:
1327 Wynnton Road Columbus, GA 31906
What are the hours of operation at 1327 Wynnton Road?
The Museum's operating hours at 1327 Wynnton Road are the same.
Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday & Wednesday | 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday | 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday & Saturday | 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday | 1 PM - 5 PM
Where is the entrance to 1327 Wynnton Road?
The entrance to 1327 Wynnton Road, where the Museum is temporarily located, is at the back of the home. Visitors can follow the sidewalk from the parking lot right to the entrance. Directional signs are also posted.
Where can I park to visit 1327 Wynnton Road?
Parking is available in the Museum's main lot. A sidewalk guides visitors from the parking lot to the main entrance. Directional signs are also posted.
Where will the Museum Gift Shop be located?
The Museum Gift Shop is located directly within the entrance of 1327 Wynnton Road.
Where can I view the Museum's permanent collection during the renovation?
The Museum has a few highlights from the permanent collection installed at its temporary home, located at 1327 Wynnton Road. We have touring exhibitions at various locations throughout the Chattahoochee Valley. For tour dates and locations, scroll down on the previous page.
Are there still educational programs and member events?
The Museum is still holding a full calendar of educational programming and member events throughout the renovation. We have events at our partner locations during the tour, as well as next door at the Museum's temporary location, 1327 Wynnton Road. Those interested in exclusive looks and access to the Museum renovations should consider joining or renewing their membership.
How long will the renovation take place?
The renovation is scheduled to take approximately 18 months to complete beginning on November 1, 2022. During the Museum's renovation, we are utilizing our temporary location next door at 1327 Wynnton Road. Our permanent collection is on tour with exhibitions at locations throughout the Chattahoochee Valley.
Where can I learn more about the renovation and the Reimagining The Columbus Museum campaign?
Information regarding the Reimagining The Columbus Museum campaign and the renovation can be found on our website. Follow the button above on this page.
Museum on Tour Passport Program:
The Columbus Museum is on tour throughout the Chattahoochee Valley! As the Museum is under construction, visit tour stops and fill your passport with unique stickers along the way. At the end of the tour, participants can bring their completed passports for prizes, a discount in our Museum shop, and a special sneak peek of the reimagined Columbus Museum! Pick up your passport at the Museum - 1327 Wynnton Rd., Columbus, GA. For exhibition stickers, see the gallery attendants onsite.
Dates & Locations
JANUARY 17 – MARCH 4, 2023
Illges Gallery, Corn Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus State University
The History of Columbus and the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley is thoroughly intertwined with the history of textiles in the region. As a repository for American art and regional history artifacts, The Columbus Museum has, over time, acquired a variety of textile pieces with high aesthetic value and historical significance that will be featured in this exhibition.
FEBRUARY 24 – MAY 21, 2023
Columbus Botanical Garden
Of the 13 Olmsted Brothers residential projects completed in Georgia, the W.C. Bradley estate in Columbus is recognized by landscape historians as the most significant. This panel exhibition will explore the history of the Bradley Olmsted Garden, as it is now known, first in its design and construction and then through its use by hundreds of Columbus residents and visitors.
Breaking News: Ledger-Enquirer Photographs
APRIL 5 – JULY 29, 2023
Do Good Fund Gallery
Since the 1850s, American audiences have learned about news events through images in newspapers. The Columbus Museum owns more than 250 photographs from the archives of the Ledger-Enquirer, the city's longest-running newspaper. This exhibition highlights the many stories told through the faces and places of the Chattahoochee Valley, as captured by Ledger-Enquirer photographers.
Facts & Figures: Contemporary Realism from The Columbus Museum
MAY 23 – AUGUST 26, 2023
The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus State University
This installation presents the very best contemporary realist paintings from the holdings of The Columbus Museum. As a survey in miniature, the exhibition provides visual evidence to students and visitors of the style's different inflections since the 1950s. In addition, the exhibition will chart how the use of realism has evolved from straightforward transcription to encompass more conceptual approaches.
Americans and the Holocaust: The Chattahoochee Valley
JULY 7 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2023
Supplement to Columbus Public Library traveling exhibition
The Columbus Museum will share local artifacts from its collection as part of the Columbus Public Library's hosting of Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling panel exhibition presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association.
Flora & Fauna: Drawings from The Columbus Museum
SEPTEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 8, 2023
W.C. Bradley Museum
This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see an engaging group of the Museum's drawings that depict animals and plants. Ranging from scientific illustration to avant-garde treatments of subjects, the exhibition captures human interaction with the natural world.
Awkward Family Photos
NOVEMBER 14, 2023 – JANUARY 7, 2024
1327 Wynnton Road
The Museum is utilizing 1327 Wynnton Road, the former home of Garrett's Home of Photography, as our home for the holiday season, traditionally a time whem many family pictures are taken. This juxtaposition provides the perfect setting to showcase the national phenomenon Awkward Family Photos. This traveling exhibition is organized by Mike Bender and Doug Chernak, the people behind the website awkwardfamilyphotos.com.