Columbus Museum Schedule of Events for March-April 2017

Mar 7, 2017

Mercedes Parham

Marketing and Media Manager

The Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Road | Columbus, GA 31906


Columbus Museum Schedule of Events for March-April 2017

as of March 7, 2017


For a full, updated listing of events, visit:




Saturday, March 11

Second Saturday

Guest Artist: Meghan Lacey

Featured Book: Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman

10 a.m.-Noon | FREE

Create your own abstract work of art. Each participant will work with the guest artist to create his/her own unique work inspired by abstract works in the Museum’s permanent collection.


Tuesday, March 14

Rothschild Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture: “‘A War for Democracy?’: The Experience of African Americans and Women in World War I”

Featuring: Dr. Jennifer Keene

6:30-8 p.m. | FREE

The Rothschild Distinguished Speaker Series features a nationally prominent speaker in the field of art or history who speaks about issues related to the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. This year’s lecturer, Jennifer D. Keene, is a specialist in the American military experience of WWI and published author of three books: Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America; World War I: The American Soldier Experience; and The United States and the First World War. She is also the lead author for Visions of America: A History of the United States.

This series is made possible by a generous bequest from the Norman S. Rothschild (1917-1998) in memory of his parents Aleen and Irwin B. Rothschild.


Wednesday, March 15

From Flying Aces to Army Boots: World War I and the Chattahoochee Valley exhibition opens

Third Floor Galleries

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (regular Museum hours)

This exhibition explores the effects of World War I in the Chattahoochee Valley. Beyond military history, the exhibition will look at the social and political climate in the region during the first years of the war, 1914-1917, and changes to the home front during 1917-1918, alongside the local opinion of President Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles. The experiences of local soldiers who fought in World War I receive special attention, as well as the impetus for the creation of Camp (now Fort) Benning at the end of the war as a U.S. Army infantry training school. African Americans’ service in the war, the life and career of Columbus native and French flying ace Eugene Bullard, and women’s volunteer service at home and abroad are showcased.


Thursday, March 16

Carson McCullers Community Scavenger Hunt (Sponsored by the Young Art Patrons)

6-8 p.m. | FREE

Experience a tour of the world, life, and writing of Carson McCullers through a city-wide scavenger hunt. The launch and culmination of the hunt will be held at The Columbus Museum. Join us for a fun, unique experience with a chance to win prizes and immerse yourself in the existence of this influential, iconic Columbus native. This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.

Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum, 706.748.2562 ext. 544.


Thursday, March 16

Third Thursday: From the Great War to the Big Band

Featuring: The Columbus Cavaliers

6-8 p.m. |FREE

Join us for an evening of music and history as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I. The Columbus Cavaliers will provide a musical journey through World War I, leading up to World War II. During the musical break, take a tour of our newest exhibition, From Flying Aces to Army Boots: World War I and the Chattahoochee Valley.

Contact: The Education Department,, 706.748.2562.


Tuesday, March 21

Lunch & Lecture: Discovering Eugene Bullard
Featuring: Natalia Temesgen and Craig Lloyd

Noon-1 p.m. | FREE

Author Craig Lloyd will discuss his discovery of Eugene Bullard and the circumstances that led him to write Eugene Bullard: Black Expatriate in Jazz-Age Paris. Local playwright Natalia Temesgen will then present her process of bringing this book and its World War I hero to the stage of the Springer Opera House.

Contact: The Education Department,, 706.748.2562.


Thursday, March 30

Art with the Masters

Featured Artist: Julianna Wells

6-8 p.m.

Join us as we learn the Japanese art form of Suibokuga, a unique form of ink wash painting. Artists traditionally used sumi ink on Washi paper with varying degrees of water to create a tonal gradation. Experience the beauty of this art form in each brush stroke as it expresses and captures the spirit of what is being depicted. Learn about the history of the medium, about how the Sumi ink is ground, and how to paint with it on traditional Washi paper. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop.

Register online at by March 23; 35 Museum member/$45 future member. Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum, 706.748.2562 ext. 544.





Thursday, April 6

Let There Be Art! Opening Event: Benefit Gala

7 p.m.

Join us for the start of the fine art show. Enjoy entertainment, gourmet cuisine, and fine décor inspired by the WWI exhibition, courtesy of Bob Vardaman. Gala attendees get the first chance to purchase art from the popular 10”x10” Art for Education gallery where more than 80 original works of art will sell anonymously for $300 each.

Register online at; $90 Museum member/$100 future member. Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum, 706.748.2562 ext. 544.


Thursday, April 6-Thursday, April 13

Let There Be Art! Fine Art Show

Open during regular museum hours

The fine art show will open during the benefit gala at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 and run through April 13. It will include a variety of original art from local, regional, and international artists.

For more information, visit


Saturday, April 8

Second Saturday

Guest Artist: Meghan Lacey

Featured Book: The Dog Soldier: World War I Hero by Blake Hoena

10 a.m.-Noon |FREE

Work with our guest artist as we take a look back at World War I and create a remembrance poppy.

This program is in conjunction with Let There Be Art! and From Flying Aces to Army Boots: World War I and the Chattahoochee Valley.


Thursday, April 13

Let There Be Art! Closing Event: Luncheon

Speaker: Rebecca Wood, R. Wood Studios

11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Let There Be Art! closes with a presentation by Rebecca Wood from R. Wood Studios in Athens, GA. Now the owner of one of the largest pottery studios in America, Rebecca got her start on a used kiln that a friend bought for her at a yard sale. Besides creating her one of a kind ceramics, Rebecca is also one of the photographers behind the blog, and book, Beauty Everyday. It represents a pictorial and poetic love affair with southern beauty. She also has a blog called, where she documents the beauty of old homesteads and rural structures.

Register online at; $40 Museum member/$50 future member.


Monday, April 17

Access for the Arts

10-11 a.m. |FREE

Access for the Arts is an art exploration program for individuals and caregivers with early stage Alzheimer’s. We offer monthly tours or hands-on art making sessions led by a Museum Educator.

Register by one week prior to each class. Contact The Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-272-3900.


Tuesday, April 18

Educator Evening: Exploring Curriculum

5:30-7:30 p.m. | FREE*

Museum collections can be used to teach an array of subjects. During this special event, educators and future educators will experience miniature lessons that incorporate history, art, and other subject areas. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities with Museum objects in a completely different way. By the end of the evening, participants will walk away with four adaptable lesson plans as well as samples of hands-on projects and ideas for their classrooms.

*This program is FREE, but registration is required. Register by April 4. Contact the Education Department,, 706.748.2562.



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