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The Columbus Museum October-November Calendar of Events

Oct 3, 2017

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Mercedes Parham | Marketing and Media Manager

The Columbus Museum

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October 3, 2017

 

The Columbus Museum October-November Calendar of Events

For a full, updated listing of events, visit: www.columbusmuseum.com/calendar

 

OCTOBER

 

Thursday, October 5

And Still We Rise Members’ Reception

6-8 p.m. 

And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations, curated by artist, historian and national lecturer Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, features works of superb artistry that draw on the enduring American tradition of narrative storytelling through the textile art of quilting. Mazloomi has brought together more than 50 contemporary artists that reflect on moments in history that have contributed to transformations of social justice in America and across the globe.

 

This opening celebration is held in partnership with Fountain City Classic’s Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (L.O.T.T.) and is reserved for members of the Museum and L.O.T.T.

 

Friday, October 6

And Still We Rise Exhibition Opens to Public

FREE

Using the powerful medium of story quilts, And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations narrates nearly four centuries of African American history, from the first slave ships to the first African American president and beyond. Through 85 quilts from more than 60 artists of the Women of Color Quilters Network, the exhibition reveals the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Phillis Wheatley to Frederick Douglass to the Tuskegee Airmen.

 

Story quilting is an art form that has derived in part from a long, rich history in Ohio and goes beyond the simple quilting patterns many people may be familiar with. Story quilting expands on traditional textile-arts techniques to record, in fabric, events of personal or historical significance. Through the accessibility of their colors, patterns and symbols, the quilts of “And Still We Rise” relate narratives that enable conversations about sensitive topics from our national history, furthering the discussion of racial reconciliation in America.

 

Presented by the Women of Color Quilters Network in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This exhibition is supported at the Columbus Museum by Aflac, the Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance, the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Hardaway Endowment Fund.

 

 

Tuesday, October 10

LOOK! @ Lunchtime

12:15-12:30 p.m. | FREE

“LOOK! @ Lunchtime” is a collaborative viewing exercise and dialogue centered around works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, will facilitate LOOK! discussions every second Tuesday. Each month a new object will be explored.

Featured object: Gari Melchers, Kate Kendall (The Scarlet Jacket), 1919

 

Saturday, October 14

Synovus Annual Fall Festival

10 a.m.-3 p.m. | FREE

Join us for our annual Fall Festival, presented by Synovus, as we explore a variety of colors. Stop by the art-making stations, participate in our annual costume contest, go on a gallery scavenger hunt, and more! Additional crafts and activities provided by Historic Westville, the Liberty Theatre, CSU Art Club, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, SPARK Art and National Infantry Museum.

 

Thursday, Oct 19 

In the Garden Concert Series Hosted by the Young Art Patrons (YAP)

Featuring: The D.S.O.S Band

6-8 p.m.

The Young Art Patrons invite you to a night of fun, food, and music in the Bradley Olmsted Garden of The Columbus Museum. Enjoy sounds of R&B and funk with your family and friends. Bring your own food and beverages or purchase from local food trucks.

FREE- YAP Affiliate Members/ $10 future members; Register online by October 12.

 

 

Saturday, October 21

McIntosh County Shouters Concert

3-4 p.m. | FREE

Join us for a lively performance with the nationally acclaimed McIntosh County Shouters. It was widely believed that the ring shout had ceased to be practiced in African American communities throughout the South. It wasn’t until 1980 that folklorists discovered the ring shout was still alive and practiced in Bolden/Briar Patch. This specific community had continued teaching children about the ring shout for over 300 years. As the only authentic practitioners of the historic ring shout, they are invited to perform at festivals around the country.

 

The McIntosh County Shouters have received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities in Georgia and have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and most recently at the opening ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

 

Made possible by the generous bequest of the late Norman S. Rothschild.

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Thursday, November 9

NEW! Voices and Visions

6-7:30 p.m. | FREE

Topic: Community Conversation with the Arts–Quilting and Fiber Arts

Featuring: Dawn Williams Boyd, Renee Allen, and Linda Camp

“Voices & Visions” will create a conversation with our community and a panel of arts professionals. This session will feature two artists from And Still We Rise and a local quilt maker and historian. During this program, we will explore each panelists’ personal histories with quilts and fiber arts, as well as the stories their works tell and the processes behind them.

 

Saturday, November 11

Parent and Child Class: Paper Batik Quilt

Open during regular museum hours

(Ages 5-8 years & caregivers)

Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic

Work together as a family to create your own paper batik quilt and learn new art making techniques! Participants will learn about the origins of batik, visit the And Still We Rise exhibit, and get hands-on in the studio. Using crayons, paper, and shoe polish, participants will design and create their own paper quilt squares, then join together their work with other family members to create a paper batik quilt to take home and display.

$12 Members/$15 Non-members. Register online by November 3.

 

Tuesday, November 14

LOOK! @ Lunchtime

12:15-12:30 p.m. | FREE

“LOOK! @ Lunchtime” is a collaborative viewing exercise and dialogue centered around works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, will facilitate LOOK! discussions every second Tuesday. Each month a new object will be explored.

Featured object: David Gilmour Blythe, Land of Liberty, ca. 1858–60

 

Thursday, November 16

Fashioned for FLOTUS: The Alma Thomas-Michelle Obama Quilt

Noon-1 p.m. | FREE

Featuring: Cathy Fussell

In 2016, master quilt maker Cathy Fussell was asked by the Congressional Club in Washington, D.C. to make a quilt to be presented to First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual First Lady’s Luncheon. The quilt was inspired by the art of Columbus native Alma Thomas, a favorite of the former First Lady. In this session Cathy will share her inspiration, process, and trip to Washington for the presentation of the finished piece.

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at

edu@columbusmuseum.com by Monday, November 13. Sponsored by the 10”x10” Art for Education Fund.

 

 

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