Sculpture, Painting, Music, and More Join Together in Museum Performance

Feb 11, 2020

For Immediate Release



Bridgette Russell

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Columbus Museum

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Columbus, GA  31906

Ph.: 706.748-2562 ext. 5410

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Sculpture, Painting, Music, and More Join Together in Museum Performance

Artist Philip Haas brings Sculpture Breathes Life Into Painting & Music for two-week exhibition


WHAT: Columbus, Ga. -- Performance art returns to The Columbus Museum with the opening of Philip Haas: Sculpture Breathes Life Into Painting & Music, a two-weeklong interactive exhibition that offers sound, music, and video alongside sculpture, painting, and architecture. The Columbus Museum will be the Georgia venue for Haas' upcoming international tour.


WHEN: Exhibition runs Feb. 15 - Feb. 29 - Find schedule of performances here.

ADVANCE INTERVIEW & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Installation of the exhibition begins Feb. 10 and the artist will be onsite for installation available for interviews


WHY: This unique experience, where the artist incorporates a variety of elements where the audience is encouraged to move around and interact, aligns with the mission of The Columbus Museum to bring art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley. In marrying sculpture, painting, film, and architecture, Haas has created a contemporary visual vocabulary all his own. He describes his process as "sculpting by thinking."


ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Haas' groundbreaking artwork has been featured in museums, including the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), the Dulwich Picture Gallery (London) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). In the public realm, his work has been exhibited in the Piazza del Duomo (Milan, Italy) and the Gardens of Versailles (France). Haas is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as other awards. His feature film Angels & Insects was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and an Academy Award. He has taught in the visual arts program at Princeton University. 


MORE INFORMATION: Visit the museum website here and view video of Haas' performance hereat the Schnitzer Museum of Art here .