The Columbus Museum was founded all the way back in 1953, and since then it has been giving families and all who visit a fascinating insight into American art and history.
Today, it's one of the largest museums in the Southeast, and offers a prized permanent collection, as well as award-winning and traveling art and history exhibits (so you can keep going back to explore something new!), and educational programs.
These facts give life to the Museum’s slogan -- always changing, always free! We love that!
Let's start with the collections! The collection of fine and decorative art showcases the changing artistic tastes of American culture from Colonial times, right through to today. The collection features portraits, still lifes, and everyday scenes and landscapes, plus furniture that really sets up life in other eras.
The history collections tell the 10,000 year history of human habitations in Columbus and the surrounding area. It discusses the importance of the Chattahoochee River, and it's role as the life force for all that lived near it. Kids can also learn about the river's role as a transportation and commerce route, for food, water, power and even recreation.
Fascinating displays show artifacts from early settlers, European settlers and so much more! (Kids, keep an eye out for the alligator too!)
Then you have the exhibitions, and keep an eye out for what's coming up so you can ensure you don't miss out! The exhibitions all focus on a specific theme. It might be a specific artist, or an art technique, the history of medicine to art created in the trenches of the war!
A fascinating and inspiring museum, that brings to life art and history in a unique and interesting way! An educational family day out for all in Columbus!