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THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM QUARTERLY MAGAZINE

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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he Museum is delighted to present the exhibition Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection this fall. Opening in October and organized by International Art Arts & Artists, Reflections comprises more than 50 works by major American artists such as Betye Saar, Hale Woodruff, Elizabeth Catlett, James Van Der Zee, Romare Bearden, Charles White, and Radcliffe Bailey. A lifelong advocate for the arts, Ms. Colley-Lee is one of the foremost costume designers in the Black Theatre Movement and a former chair of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Arts Commission, among other accomplishments. The exhibition offers an exceptional opportunity to view significant narrative work and landscapes that tell the story and celebrate the culture and traditions of African-American life. Just from these descriptions, most of us can call to mind the images: an anguished young woman by the body of a slain Kent State University student in 1970; a sailor kisses a nurse in Times Square on V - J Day; and a Depressionera Oklahoma migrant mother, surrounded by three children, gazes into the distance. Taken by John Paul Filo, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Dorothea Lange, respectively, these photographs are indelibly etched in our memories, reveal-

ing the power of photojournalism. The fall exhibition in the Yarbrough Gallery features the work of Gordon Parks, one of the 20th century’s most important and influential photojournalists. Gordon Parks – Segregation Story offers a selection of photographs from Parks’ 1956 photo essay about the day-to-day realities of segregation in Alabama as it affected an ordinary African Amer-

The Mission of the Columbus Museum is to bring American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley.

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ican family. His photographs had tremendous influence at the time of their publication in Life magazine, revealing instantly, and louder than words, the grave injustice African Americans experienced from segregation and discrimination. For the exhibition, the Museum has partnered with the Do Good Fund Collection, which has lent photographs from its collection, and Columbus State University students who have served as the guest curators of the exhibition. Our annual fall festival, sponsored by Synovus, will soon be here! This event will be Saturday, October 8. Synovus’ Fall Festival includes programs and hands-on activities that are fun for every member of the family. If you have not previously dropped in for the fall festival, please consider joining us this year. It’s a great day for learning more about American art and regional history and to enjoy a variety of interactive activities with the whole family. I am delighted to announce the appointment of the newest member of our senior staff, Jonathan Frederick Walz, who begins work in August as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art. Jonathan was most recently Curator of American Art at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska, a museum that focuses on American art. He has a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a specialization in American art. Jonathan brings expertise and great enthusiasm, and we are excited to have him join the team.

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On the Cover: Eudora Welty, Window Shopping, 1930, reprint 2006, Silver gelatin print CL 48


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n September 24, 1956, against the backdrop of the Montgomery bus boycott, Life magazine published a photo essay titled “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” Staff photographer Gordon Parks had traveled to Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, to document the lives of the related Thornton, Causey, and Tanner families in the "Jim Crow" South. As the Civil Rights Movement began to gain momentum, Parks chose to focus on the activities of everyday life in these African-American families – Sunday shop-

Parks documented contemporary society, focusing on poverty, urban life, and civil rights. The youngest of 15 children, Parks was born in 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas, to tenant farmers. On his own, at the age of 15 after his mother’s death, Parks left high school to find work in the upper Midwest. In 1939, while working as a waiter on a train, a photo essay about migrant workers in a discarded magazine caught his attention. He purchased a used camera in a pawn shop, and soon his photographs were on display in a camera shop in downtown Min-

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ping, children playing, doing laundry – over-dramatic demonstrations. Guest curated by Columbus State University students, Gordon Parks – Segregation Story features 12 photographs from “The Restraints,” now in the collection of the Do Good Fund, a Columbusbased nonprofit that lends its collection of contemporary Southern photography to a variety of museums, nonprofit galleries, and non-traditional venues. Students’ reflections, enhanced by a research trip to Mobile, offer contemporary thoughts on works that were purposely designed to present ordinary people quietly struggling against discrimination. As the readers of Life confronted social inequality in their weekly magazine, Parks subtly exposed segregation’s damaging effects while challenging racial stereotypes. One of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Gordon

neapolis. The Farm Security Administration, a New Deal agency, hired him to document workers’ lives before Parks became the first African-American photographer on the staff of Life magazine in 1948, producing stunning photojournalistic essays for two decades. Parks also wrote books, including the semi-autobiographical novel The Learning Tree, and his helming of the film adaptation made him the first African-American director of a motion picture released by a major studio. Parks later directed Shaft and co-founded Essence magazine.

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1. Gordon Parks, Store Front, Mobile, Alabama, 1956, archival pigment print, from the collection of the Do Good Fund. 2. Gordon Parks, Ondria Tanner and her Grandmother Window Shopping, Mobile, Alabama, 1956, archival pigment print, from the collection of the Do Good Fund. | 3. Gordon Parks, Outside Looking In, Mobile, Alabama, 1956, archival pigment print, from the collection of the Do Good Fund. | 4. Gordon Parks, At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956, archival pigment print, from the collection of the Do Good Fund. | 5. Gordon Parks, Department Store, Mobile, Alabama, 1956, archival pigment print, from the collection of the Do Good Fund.

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This exhibit is generously sponsored by Mr. Alan F. Rothschild, Jr. through the Fort Trustee Fund, CFCV.

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NEW EXHIBITION

| OCTOBER 23, 2016 – JANUARY 15, 2017 | THIRD FLOOR GALLERIES

REFLECTIONS

African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection

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eaturing 50 works including paintings, works on paper, photographs, and fabric works, Reflections presents the lives, traditions, and environments of African Americans from the 20th century to the present. It tells a highly personal story of community and place through a selection of the extensive collection of costume designer and arts patron, Myrna Colley-Lee. The exhibition focuses largely on figurative and representational work, presenting pieces by such noted artists as Romare Bearden, James Van 4 THE MUSE FALL 2016

Der Zee, Elizabeth Catlett Mora, Eudora Welty, and Betye Saar. Together, these complementary works present a snapshot of life from within the African American community as well as by artists working in close proximity to it. The imagery depicted in the works selected for Reflections centers primarily – although not exclusively – on two areas: narrative, or genre subjects from everyday life; and the landscape of the American South. The juxtaposition of these two, distinct yet related, allows viewers to connect the strong tradition of storytelling

by African Americans with the Southern landscape. Colley-Lee is herself a transplant to rural Mississippi, and her collection reflects in part her personal appreciation of the two traditions and the way in which she sees them intertwine. The use of collage by African American artists is well represented in Reflections, ranging from the work of modern master Romare Bearden, continuing through the art of legendary Betye Saar, and up through the younger postmodernist Radcliffe Bailey. Beginning with classic studio portraits by celebrated photographer


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James Van Der Zee and concluding with contemporary prints by Tom Rankin and Maude Schuyler-Clay, the photographs included in the exhibition chronicle the past century in a straightforward, sometimes documentary, approach. Paintings and works on paper round out this selection and include examples by the iconic Elizabeth Catlett as well as lesser known and emerging artists including Roland Freeman and Charles White. Finally, textile works, including quilts, invigorate the exhibition with color and texture, and merge self-taught and folk

Reflections is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in collaboration with Myrna Colley-Lee.

artists with trained practitioners such as Carol Ann Carter, Geraldine Nash, and Hystercine Rankin. This collection represents a dialogue between the artist and

identity. Only by reflecting upon the lives, traditions, and environments of African Americans in the 20th century, can this identity be found.

MEMBERS' OPENING RECEPTION GORDON PARKS & REFLECTIONS EXHIBITIONS

NOVEMBER 1 | 6 P.M. PATRON PREVIEW: 5:30 P.M.

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ACQUISITIONS

Art Acquisition

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riginating in England and France in the 16th century, portrait miniatures were an intimate and affordable alternative to full-scale portraits and become prevalent throughout Europe by the mid-18th century. In the 1790s, Gilbert Stuart and the Irish miniature painter Walter Robertson are thought to have introduced the art form in the United States. Miniatures were popular here in the early 19th century and remained so until shortly after the introduction of daguerreotype portraits in the 1840s. In contrast to formal, large-scale portrait paintings that were displayed in the home, portrait miniatures were more personal in nature. Their small sizes made it possible for them to be carried in a pocket or worn much like jewelry, so that their owners could keep an image of a loved one with them if they desired. Many miniatures included a lock of the sitter’s hair; in this work, the hair has been woven and is displayed on the reverse of the case, a common practice. Edward Sheppard, an expert in portrait miniatures, has attributed this handsome example to William Harrison Scarborough (1812-1871), a Tennessee native who spent most of his career working in South Carolina. Scarborough focused on large-scale paintings. Portrait miniatures by Scarborough are known to be rare. He most likely created the portrait of this unknown sitter by starting with a simple pencil sketch, then layering transparent watercolor washes for the background. Scarborough created a sense of depth by stippling a net6 THE MUSE FALL 2016

work of small dots in the background and through fine cross hatching in strategic areas such as the collar of the sitter’s jacket. He likely used white lead paint for the opaque areas of white, including the shirt and around the eyes. Common to Scarborough’s work as a portraitist, the sitter is not idealized, but is instead depicted realistically, with shadows under the eyes and a small mole on his right cheek. The case is an integral part of portrait miniatures, creating elegant protection for the delicate ivory. The case for this portrait miniature may be a gilt copper alloy or possibly gold filled or even a combination of the two. Born in Dover, Tennessee, William Harrison Scarborough studied art in

Cincinnati and Nashville. He moved to South Carolina in the 1830s, where he became one of the state’s leading artists, commissioned to do portraits of important South Carolinians, including Senator John C. Calhoun, Senator James Chestnut, and Colonel Wade Hampton. Two of Scarborough’s portrait miniatures are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Museum is grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Truman B. Crisler for this superb and rare portrait miniature by a noted Southern artist. Images: Attributed to William Harrison Scarborough (1812-1871), Portrait of a Man, ca. 1840, Watercolor on ivory wafer, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Truman B. Crisler G.2016.17


History Acquisitions

LOUISE HUFF: SILVER SCREEN STAR

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espite being the home of several significant individuals in the film industry and the site of numerous filming shoots, the Chattahoochee Valley and its connection to Hollywood remain underexplored in the public eye. In an effort to enhance the collection and prepare for an upcoming exhibition, we recently acquired a dozen items related to the career of Louise Huff, a Columbus native and silent film star. This collection was generously donated by Daniel Bellware, who is researching the early film history of this region. We thank Bellware for his donation and research, a portion of which has been adapted and reprinted below. Born in 1895 to a prominent Columbus family, Louise Huff was one of two sisters who made it big in the early days of silent movies. Louise and her sister Justina’s popularity was a boon to the theaters in Columbus, which rarely missed a chance to advertise their relationship to the city. Their maternal 1

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grandfather William Lewis Salisbury, was a Civil War veteran, president of the Merchants and Mechanics Bank, and owner of The Columbus Enquirer-Sun. He was shot and killed in 1878 over an editorial. His daughter Lucinda married Thomas Daniel Huff and had seven children, including Louise, before the family moved to New York City in 1908. Louise began her career as an actress in touring theatrical companies. She made her first stage appearance in Columbus on Christmas Day, 1911 in Graustark, a dramatization of the George McCutcheon novel about court life in a fictitious eastern European country. Huff began making movies in 1913, starting with two similarly titled short films: The Supreme Sacrifice for the Lubin film company and Her Supreme Sacrifice for the Warner brothers’ fledgling studio. She eventually appeared in more than 70 movies, occasionally starring with silver screen megastar Mary Pickford and her brother Jack Pickford. Some of Huff ’s more popular films included The Coun-

1. Autographed photo by Ira L. Hill, New York, NY, ca. 1917. Gift of Daniel Bellware G.2016.14.5 | 2. Moving Picture Stories magazine, October 29, 1920. Gift of Daniel Bellware G.2016.14.6 3. Hand-colored glass magic lantern slide by Paramount Pictures, ca. 1916. Gift of Daniel Bellware G.2016.14.1

try Girl, The Reward of Patience, Seventeen, and Sandy. After a short-lived marriage at the age of 18 to her co-star Edgar Jones, Huff married Edwin A. Stillman, the president of a New York hydraulics firm, in 1920. Two years later, she left the film industry but appeared in two plays on Broadway before effectively ending her acting career. Louise was still a celebrity well into the 1920s, appearing in advertisements for hand lotion and shampoo. She was internationally famous, with her likeness showing up on more than one series of tobacco trading cards in Canada and the U.K. Huff did come out of retirement one last time, late in life, for a failed Mel Brooks television pilot in 1963 called Inside Danny Baker. She died in New York City in 1973.

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VOLUNTEER & EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT VOLUNTEER

Alexis Rivierre

Alexis has been volunteering with us since September 2015. She began as an intern with the education department developing exhibit-related curriculum resources and teaching lessons to school groups for Gallery Tales programs. She also was a featured instructor for two Second Saturday events. Alexis is an interdisciplinary artist who works in collage, painting and video. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Art at Wichita State University. Her ultimate goal is to own her own gallery space that will be a platform to share the work of emerging artists and to serve as a space for teaching art in the community. When asked what her favorite thing about volunteering with us was she responded, “Teaching the Gallery Tales program and interacting with the school groups has been my favorite part thus far, as the children always bring an amazing energy and an eagerness to participate. In a world where art education is often underappreciated in the primary education sector, The Columbus Museum is serving as a fun way to excite children about history and art culture. It’s great to be a part of that process!” Although Alexis had many favorite art pieces in our collection, one that stood out in her mind was Burning African Village by Kara Walker. “I enjoy Walker’s banter between her whimsical style in caricature and her poignant narratives. Simply put, her work is tastefully disturbing.” 8 THE MUSE FALL 2016

OPPORTUNITIES

SECOND SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 10, NOVEMBER 12 9:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Number of volunteers needed: 5-7 Duties: The volunteer will help distribute supplies for art crafts and assist families and children as needed. Volunteers may also be tasked with assisting with gallery activities during the event. Minimum age requirement: 15

IN THE GARDEN CONCERT (HOSTED BY

THE YOUNG ART PATRONS)

OCTOBER 6 5:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Number of volunteers needed: 4 Duties: The volunteer will assist with the event setup and breakdown, signing guests in, and other duties. Minimum age requirement: 18

FALL FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 8 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. OR NOON – 3:30 P.M. Number of volunteers needed: 30 Duties: The volunteer will help with art activities, assist with the costume contest, touch stations, etc. as well as helping with the setup and break down of the event. Minimum age requirement: 15

DESIGN DEPARTMENT

SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 21 Number of volunteers needed: 2 Duties: The volunteer will assist the Exhibition Coordinator and Exhibit Preparator by restocking survey booklets, patching and painting walls, helping to mount exhibit labels, and assisting with the installation of text panels. Minimum age requirement: 18

MUSEUM SHOP

ONGOING (Museum hours with flexible shifts) Duties: The volunteer will provide shop guests with excellent customer service, handle transactions, restock merchandise, and keep the shop tidy. Minimum age requirement: 15

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES MAY INCLUDE:

Volunteering with different departments, such as Curatorial or Development.

For a full listing of volunteer opportunities

Contact: Kirsten Dunn, kdunn@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext. 654.


NEW EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Photo by Alec Kaus

Jonathan Frederick Walz

Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art We are pleased to welcome Jonathan Frederick Walz as the head of the curatorial department. Jonathan relocated to the region from Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was the curator of American art at the Sheldon Museum at the University of Nebraska. Previous positions include Curator and Interim Director of the art museum at Rollins College, in Winter Park, FL, and Exhibition Coordinator in the Exhibitions Department of the National Gallery. Jonathan is an expert on American modernism. He received a B.A. magna cum laude in studio art and French language and literature from Asbury College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center; the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; and the University of Maryland College of Art and Humanities provided fellowships in support of his dissertation on the Stieglitz circle and their engagement with unconventional portrait strategies. He has taught at the Uni-

versity of Maryland, College Park; The Catholic University of America; Rollins College; and Nebraska Wesleyan University. Previously he has served in curatorial roles at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College. Walz has curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery (David C. Driskell Center); Florida’s “Useable Past”: The Sunshine State and the Index of American Design (Cornell Fine Arts Museum); Land of Enchantment: New Mexico as Cultural Crossroads (Sheldon Museum of Art); The Unfolding Center: Susan York and Arthur Sze (Sheldon Museum of Art; supported by Lannan Foundation); and This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today (Bowdoin College Museum of Art; supported by The Henry Luce Foundation). FALL 2016

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September: Matt Moulthrop, Bowl, Longleaf pine from the Eagle and Phenix Company Dams, ca. 1850, Courtesy of Jack Key III | September: Synovus Fall Festival | November: Lamar Baker, Cornstalks and Morning Glories, watercolor, Bequest of the artist G.1995.23.75

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EDUCATION

Adult Programs THIRD THURSDAYS

6 – 8 P.M. | FREE!

Experience the Museum in new ways as we explore themes in the permanent and temporary exhibitions through an array of activities, such as artist talks, music, dance and gallery walks. Treat yourself to the our new Food Truck Court featuring local eats or bring your own dinner. No reservations are required.

and more. This evening will feature a special tour of the Gordon Parks exhibition. This program is held in conjunction with the Gordon Parks exhibition.

NOVEMBER 17:

Turning Wood into Music Featuring: Black Forest

Explore the art of the Moulthrop family will with a wide range of music selections by Black Forest, a quintet of instruments all made from wood. Learn the art of woodturning with a docent-led gallery walk or view demonstrations of woodturning provided by the Bi-City Woodturners.

This program is held in conjunction with the Turning of the Seasons exhibition.

LUNCH & LECTURE

NOON – 1 P.M. | FREE!

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A Little Bit of Soul Featuring: Cube Roots

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It’s All About the Team

Featuring: Mayor Eddie Lowe, Phenix City

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Thursday Night Tailgate

This program is held in conjunction with the Field of Play exhibition.

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This program is in conjunction with the Field of Play exhibition.

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Get into the fall spirit with classic tailgating songs. During the musical break, find out more about the sports and legends within the Museum’s current exhibition Field of Play.

Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information.

During this month’s Lunch & Lecture, Eddie Lowe, former University of Alabama football player and current Mayor of Phenix City will talk about his experiences with the Crimson Tide and how it has shaped and influenced him over the years.

Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information.

Featuring: Neal Lucas & Southern Comfort

contact the Education Department at edu@columbusmuseum.com by the Monday prior to each program.

The Lunch & Lecture series features noted local and regional art and history speakers who discuss topics related to the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Enjoy your lunch and join a lively discussion. Lunch & Lecture programs are free and no reservation is required. If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please

Cottonmouths Candor – How a team of Ice Skating Snakes has sustained in the Chattahoochee Valley for more than 20 years

Featuring: Jerome Bechard, Head Coach and General Manager, the Columbus Cottonmouths Jerome Bechard has been with the Columbus Cottonmouths hockey team in various roles since the team’s inception. Bechard will speak about the 20-year history of the team from the eyes of a player, coach, general manager, and Columbus resident. Through his narrative, Bechard will provide insight into how a minor league professional hockey team has sustained and continued to thrive in the Chattahoochee Valley. This program is in conjunction with the Field of Play exhibition.

NOVEMBER 4:

The Gordon Parks Project: Stories we Tell

Featuring: Columbus State University Join us as we welcome students from Columbus State University’s Department of Art. Students from the Docu-


mentary Photography and Film class taught by Professor Michele McCrillis will present on their experience researching and discovering the stories behind the photography of Gordon Parks. This program is held in conjunction with the Gordon Parks exhibition.

EDUCATOR EVENING: TACKLING CROSSCURRICULAR CONNECTIONS

SEPTEMBER 13 5:30-7:30 P.M. | FREE

Take an opportunity to learn about the history of sports in the Chattahoochee Valley. You can participate in miniature lessons that make cross-curricular connections between art, social studies, science, and language arts. You will be led through a series of hands-on activities. By the end of the evening, you will walk away with four adaptable lesson plans that can be utilized in your classroom, as well as samples of hands-on projects and ideas for creating cross-curricular connections. Attendees will also be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Auburn football tickets. Winner must be present to win. This program is free, but registration is required. Register by September 6; Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com

This program is in conjunction with the Field of Play exhibition.

GLASS BEAD WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER 12 10 A.M.-NOON OR 2-4 P.M. Instructor: Robin Humphreys

Learn the ancient art of hot glass bead making on a torch. You will be given safety introductions and a demonstration on creating simple round beads. Make

several simple beads before continuing with decorative and shaping options including dot patterns, squares and cylinder shapes. During this workshop you will have plenty of hands-on time with added techniques to make several unique and colorful beads. No experience is necessary. Completed work will available for

pick up the following business day after a slow cooling process. Register by November 5; Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com

$55 Museum members/$65 future member.

Youth & Family Programs SECOND SATURDAY

10 A.M. – NOON | FREE!

Drop by the art cart with your children each month to explore various mediums of art, enjoy art-related stories, and participate in gallery hunts at the Museum. Children of all ages are welcome. Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information.

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Join guest artist Paige Hutchinson to create your own unique work of art with wood. Design and create a wooden plaque representing your family. Then, go on a scavenger hunt to learn how wood is used in artwork in the Museum. Participate in a special story time at 11 a.m. The Bi-City Woodturners will also be provide demonstrations on site. This program is held in conjunction with the Turning of the Seasons exhibition.

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Draw inspiration from Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection as guest artist Lesley Jakovcic leads this collage-making experience. Create your own unique masterpiece, go on a scavenger hunt, explore collages in the museum, and participate in a special story time at 11 a.m.

SYNOVUS FALL FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 8 11 A.M.-3 P.M. | FREE

Get your head in the game! Stop by the art-making stations for sport-inspired activities including constructing your own Olympic torch, designing a team pennant, and making pompoms to support your favorite team. You can also participate in our annual costume contest judged by Muscogee Moms, go on a gallery scavenger hunt with guests from the Liberty Theatre, visit with Boomer from the Columbus Cottonmouths, and much more! Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com

This program is in conjunction with the Field of Play exhibition and sponsored by

This program is held in conjunction with the Reflections exhibition.

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TEEN EVENTS OCTOBER 1 | 2-4 P.M. | FREE

Team Tailgate Hosted by TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Featuring: Jon Storey

It’s game day at the Museum! Show your team spirit through several activities: sport your favorite colors with a temporary tattoo, enjoy live music in the Galleria, or join the competition in cornhole and paper football field goal. Need to take a break from the action? View The Blind Side in the Patrick Theater throughout this event. Invite your teens and bring the whole family for the ultimate tailgating experience. This program is in conjunction with the Field of Play exhibition.

NOVEMBER 5 | 2-4 P.M.

Mosaic Tile Workshop

Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic

Learn the basic of using mosaic tiles including how to choose a tile material, what kind of grout to use for your project, and how to plan a project. You will map out your own design on paper and then transfer to your project to finish the class with a completed mosaic tile photo frame. Please wear an old tshirt as we will be working with messy supplies! Register by October 28; Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com $5 deposit required.

DREAM, DESIGN, AND PLAY: THE PUPPET PROJECT

Contest for children ages 10 and under

The Museum needs your creative art skills! Break out your pencils, crayons, markers and other art supplies to design a puppet that you would like to see featured in our Transformations Family Gallery. Eight designs will be selected by a panel of judges and made into real puppets that you and your friends can enjoy. Puppet designs should be turned in on a 8 ½”x11” sheet of paper and should include an entry form that can be printed off from our website. All entries must be turned in by November 1, 2016, 5 p.m. Entries should be sent to: Dream, Design and Play The Columbus Museum 1251 Wynnton Road Columbus, GA 31906

Community Outreach ACCESS FOR THE ARTS

SEPTEMBER 19, OCTOBER 24, NOVEMBER 21 | 10-11 A.M.

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

BOY & GIRL SCOUT OPPORTUNITIES

(Available Upon Request)

Connect with history and art while completing the requirements to earn your

badge at The Columbus Museum. Each program includes an interactive Museum tour and art-making experience designed just for you. To request a program, contact: Kirsten Dunn, kdunn@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext. 544. $7 per scout/$3.50 for siblings and parents Troops must pay a $25 deposit no later than a week before the event date to reserve their space. If the event is canceled within a week of the event then the deposit becomes non – refundable. View our site for full details: columbusmuseum.com/programs/ community/boy-scouts/


MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERS MAKE MUSEUMS BUS TRIP TO ST. EOM’S PASAQUAN

(Hosted by the Young Art Patrons)

SEPTEMBER 9 | DEPART TIME: 5:30 P.M.

Join us for an exciting Folk Art Friday as we venture to one of CNN’s “Top 16 Most Intriguing Places to Visit in 2016.” Transportation will be provided by B&B Beverage Company to the Pasaquan site in Buena Vista, GA. After our private tour with Michael McFalls, Director of Pasaquan and Associate Professor of Art at Columbus State University, we will enjoy a tour, tastings, and live music at Omaha Brewery Company. Chick fil-a will provide a boxed dinner. Register online by September 2; Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext.544. $10 member/$20 future member. Space is limited for the bus. Register early!

SIGNATURE SUNDAY: AT THE HOME OF WENDY & BOB ELLIOTT

SEPTEMBER 25 | 3 – 4:30 P.M.

The Elliotts invite you to tour their English Regency style home. Located in Midtown, it home is decorated with American and English antique furniture. Also enjoy viewing their collection of paintings by American and European impressionists as well as post impressionists. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Register by September 18; Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext.544.

$20 Members Only (reciprocal level and above). Reservations are first-come, first-served. Space is limited.

IN THE GARDEN CONCERT SERIES

(Hosted by the Young Art Patrons) OCTOBER 6 | 6 – 8 P.M.

Featuring: Ryan Rulon

Join us for live music, food trucks/vendors, and family-friendly fun in the Museum’s historic Bradley Olmsted Garden. SPARK will provide arts and crafts for the kids. Feel free to bring your picnic baskets, beverages, blankets, and chairs. Complimentary wine and beer tastings will be provided by B & B Beverage Company for adults age 21 and up. Register online by September 30; Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext.544. FREE-member/$15 future member

ART WITH THE MASTERS

NOVEMBER 3 | 6 – 8 P.M.

Instructor: Marina Dunbar

Learn painting tricks of the trade and techniques from emerging artist Marina Dunbar. Create your own floral watercolor masterpiece using very simple lines and marks to create a work with depth and movement. All materials will be provided, as well as light nibbles and beverages. Register online by October 27; Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext.544. $35 member/$50 future member.

Reservations are first-come, first-served. Space is limited.

SIGNATURE SUNDAY: AT THE HOME OF ANN & MAX BURR

NOVEMBER 13 | 3 – 4:30 P.M.

Join us for an intimate gathering of wine and hors d’oeuvres as we take a look into Max and Ann Burr’s eclectic collection of American paintings and unique objects. Learn the story behind their 50 years of collecting art and antiques while admiring the view from their loft apartment. Register online by November 6; Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext.544. $20 Members Only (reciprocal level and above). Reservations are first-come, first-served. Space is limited.

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MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERS & CONTRIBUTIONS APRIL 1 TO JUNE 30, 2016 The Columbus Museum is proud to recognize our Director’s, Collector’s and Master Circle members. Those who joined or renewed within the last quarter are in bold print. **Continuous member for 20+ years *Continuous member for 10+ years

Director's Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Amos** Mrs. Lovick P. Corn** Mr. Benjamin H. Hardaway III** Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Henson, Jr.** Dr. & Mrs. Thornton F. Jordan** Mr. & Mrs. John C. Martin II Mr. Marc Olivié & Ms. Marleen De Bode Olivié Mrs. Jack S. Schiffman** Mr. & Mrs. Wright B. Waddell**

Collector's Circle

Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Amos II Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Hecht** Mr. & Mrs. A. Comer Hobbs, Sr.** Mr. & Mrs. Mason H. Lampton** Mr. & Mrs. Alan C. Ramsay, Jr.** Mr. and Mrs. Otis J. Scarborough** Thornwill Farm, Harris County, Georgia** Dr. & Mrs. Otis E. Tillman, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wade H. Tomlinson III** Mrs. Davis Ronald Watson** Dr. & Mrs. Sidney H. Yarbrough III**

Master Circle

Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Adams, Sr.** Dr. & Mrs. A. C. Alvarez** The Honorable & Mrs. Barschall Andrews** Dr. & Mrs. Champ Baker** Drs. Karin & Champ Baker III Mr. Bo Bartlett & Ms. Betsy Eby Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Beck, Jr.** Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Bickerstaff III* Mr. & Mrs. W. Reynolds Bickerstaff** Mrs. Marjorie B. Bickerstaff** Mr. & Mrs. James J. W. Biggers** Mr. & Mrs. James H. Blanchard** Dr. & Mrs. Philip L. Brewer** Mrs. Donald F. Broda, Jr.** Dr. & Mrs. Max Burr** Mr. & Mrs. Stephen T. Butler** Mrs. Forrest L. Champion, Jr.** Dr. Thomas A. Cochran** Mr. & Mrs. James T. Coppage* 16 THE MUSE FALL 2016

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Crowley** Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Culpepper** Ms. Martha King Cunningham** Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Elliott, Jr.** Mrs. James W. Feighner, Sr.** Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Flowers* Dr. & Mrs. John C. P. Floyd Mr. David Forker III Mr. & Mrs. D. Clyde Fountain** Mr. & Mrs. Gardiner W. Garrard, Jr. Mr. R. Walker Garrett Mr. & Mrs. James E. Gates** Mr. & Mrs. Jack C. Goldfrank** Mrs. Ben M. Greenblatt** Mr. & Mrs. Jason Gregory Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Kerry W. Hand** Mrs. Morton A. Harris** Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Harris Mr. Stephen J. Hodges and Mrs. Pat Daniel* Mrs. Jack C. Hughston** Mr. & Mrs. A. Illges, Jr.** Mr. C. Dexter Jordan, Jr.** Mr. & Mrs. Allan E. Kamensky Dr. William P. Kendall Mrs. Jack B. Key, Jr.** Mrs. Elizabeth L. King** Dr. & Mrs. W. Blake Lane, Jr. Mrs. Donald M. Leebern, Jr.** Mrs. Margaret O. Lewis** Dr. & Mrs. Jonathon L. Liss Mr. & Mrs. James Martin Mr. & Mrs. W. Fray McCormick** Mrs. Marie Moshell** Mr. & Mrs. Jerry B. Newman* Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Obleton Mr. & Mrs. W. Michael Ogie** Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Pahl Mr. & Mrs. Ben B. Philips** Mr. & Mrs. F. Anderson Philips, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Andrew W. Pippas* Ms. Marianne Richter Dr. G. W. Richter Mr. & Mrs. Chandler Riley Mrs. Kathy J. Riley** Dr. & Mrs. Richard S. Robbins** Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Robinson** Mrs. Barbara G. Rothschild** Mrs. Benno G. Rothschild** Mr. Bert Russo and Dr. Deborah Levy Mrs. Charlotte Alexander Saunders** Mr. & Mrs. G. L. Sexton III* Mr. & Mrs. J. Lacey Smith Dr. Franklin Star** Mrs. Rose H. Steiner Mr. & Mrs. Clifford J. Swift III**

Ms. Elizabeth A. Taylor** Mrs. T. Earl Taylor* Mr. & Mrs. B. Kenneth Townsend Mr. John T. & Dr. Amandah S. Turner Mr. William B. Turner, Sr.** Mr. & Mrs. William B. Turner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Clark Turner Mr. & Mrs. Jack Turner Mr. & Mrs. John W. Walden, Jr.** Dr. & Mrs. John Waldrop* Ms. Christine D. Weaver** Mr. & Mrs. Sam M. Wellborn Ms. Susan S. Wiggins Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wilensky** Ms. E. Worth Williams Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Wilson* Mr. & Mrs. Joel O. Wooten*

Patron

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ed Adams, Sr.** Ms. Betty L. Auten Mr. & Mrs. Richard Y. Bradley** Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Brewer Mr. & Mrs. Gary O. Bruce** Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Burdeshaw** Mrs. John C. Dixon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Etheridge III** Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Flournoy* Drs. Marlene & Robert Garnett** Dr. & Mrs. Richard S. Hannay Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Hare Mr. Christopher R. Harman** Mr. & Mrs. John P. Illges III** Mrs. Harold G. Jarrell** Dr. & Mrs. Edward B. Kinner** Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Krieg Drs. Kevin T. and Amanda McPherson Mrs. Louise K. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Claude G. Scarbrough III** Mr. & Mrs. Marvin R. Schuster** Dr. Jonathan Frederick Walz

The Columbus Museum is proud to recognize our Reciprocal, Supporting, Young Art Patrons and Civic members who joined or renewed within the last quarter. **Continuous member for 20+ years *Continuous member for 10+ years

Reciprocal

Mr. Scott Badcock Mr. & Mrs. Paul T. Berry III

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Boers** Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bradford Mrs. Otis B. Burnham** Mr. & Mrs. Joe Burns Dr. Marilyn Laufer & Mr. Charles T. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Jim Cawthorne Ms. Susan C. Cheney Mr. & Mrs. Najee Dorsey Mr. & Mrs. Norman Easterbrook Mr. & Mrs. Dean Haulton* Mrs. Ben H. Hudson II** Dr. & Mrs. W. Lloyd Hudson, Jr.** Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hymes** Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Johnson* Mr. & Mrs. W. Randall Jones** Mr. & Mrs. Randolph B. Jones III Dr. & Mrs. Ashok Kumar Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Ladson Mr. & Mrs. Bill Langley** Drs. Joseph & Francye Largeman Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Link** Dr. & Mrs. James Lopez** Ms. Ericka Loze-Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Booth Malone** Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. Robert S. McGurk** Mr. & Mrs. Larry H. Mize** Mrs. A. B. Moon, Jr.** Mr. & Mrs. S. L. Mullin, Jr.** Ms. Judith M. Nail** Mrs. Ethel Patrick** Mr. & Mrs. J. Donald Peek** Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. Robert S. Poydasheff** Mr. David Rothschild III* Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd Sampson** Mr. Ralph G. Schmitt & Ms. Kathleen Shaughnessy* Ron & Sharon Self** Mr. & Mrs. John M. Sheftall** Mrs. Sam Spence** Dr. & Mrs. John R. Stephenson** Ms. Lucia H. Swift** Mr. & Mrs. T. Stacy Welch** LTG & Mrs. R. L. Wetzel Mr. Lonnell & Dr. Jessica Williams Ms. Ann Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Yarbrough IV

Young Art Patrons

Ms. Staci Atkins and Mr. Tom Ingram Mr. Tyson Begly Mr. & Mrs. Paul T. Berry III Miss Kathryn Bishop Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Brannan Mr. & Mrs. William Burgin Mr. & Mrs. Shaun Bussey Ms. Kat Cannella


Ms. Sherricka Day Mr. Matthew Fairbanks Miss Elizabeth E. Flowers Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Gridley Miss Haley Lyman Ms. Lacey Morrison & Ms. Christy Foster Mr. & Mrs. Shaun O'Hara Dr. & Mrs. Ryan Overton Mr. & Mrs. Joe Perez Ms. Karen Roberts & Mr. Dan Winner Ms. Lindsey Sands Mr. & Mrs. Alex Shalishali Ms. Erin St. John Mr. & Mrs. Pythias Temesgen Mr. Christopher Williams

Supporting

Mr. & Mrs. W. Mizell Alexander** Mr. & Mrs. Brad Armstrong Dr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Arnold** Mr. and Mrs. James R. Ballengee** Mrs. James William Bartlett, Jr.** Ms. Deborah Belcher Mr. & Mrs. Leon Belk Mr. & Mrs. Alfred O. Blackmar** Mrs. Rita Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Mike Buckner* Mr. Richard Bunn and Ms. Gwyn Newsom* Mr. Robert F. Burgin III** Reverends Taylor and Grace Burton-Edwards Mr. & Mrs. R. Larry Cardin** Dr. & Mrs. J. Bruce Carr Drs. Cheryl and Banks Carroll** Lt. Gen. (Ret.) & Mrs. Carmen J. Cavezza** Mr. & Mrs. Tom Craddock Mr. William J. Cunningham, Jr.** Mr. & Mrs. William E. Dillard, Jr.** Mrs. Martha G. Dimon* Mrs. Jean Dyer** Mr. & Mrs. James L. Fay** Mr. & Mrs. Alan K. Fleming Mrs. Dana Haas Freeman* Mr. & Mrs. J. Hudson Garrett** Dr. & Mrs. William L. Graham** Mr. James Gray Mr. Mark Hall Mr. & Mrs. William B. Hardegree, Jr.** Mr. & Mrs. B. Seth Harp, Jr.** Mrs. Stanley Hirsch** Reverend & Mrs. John M. Hunt* Mrs. Melinda M. Hunter* Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Jensen** Mr. & Mrs. David M. Jordan** Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. James W. Key** Mr. & Mrs. John S. Knight, Jr. Mr. Charles Lawson Ms. Jane Liddell* Mr. & Mrs. Neal B. Littlejohn** Dr. Donna Livingston** Dr. Craig Lloyd**

Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Lowery Mr. & Mrs. Scott McCranie Mr. & Mrs. Justin Milligan Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Moye* Mr. John A. Patterson Mrs. J. Norman Pease Mr. & Mrs. Poitevent G. Pease** Mr. & Mrs. Billy A. Phelps** Ms. Jan M. Pittman** Mr. & Mrs. Eugene H. Polleys, Jr.** Mr. & Mrs. Carl S. Porter** Mr. & Mrs. Brewton Powell Mr. & Mrs. Gregory K. Pridgen** Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. Ralph Puckett** Ms. Amanda Rees Mr. Edward Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Jed Rothwell Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Russell** Ms. Carole Rutland and Mr. Bob Offer Dr. & Mrs. Grant Scarborough Rabbi Beth Schwartz & Mr. Lawrence Washington Mr. & Mrs. Lee Sessions Mr. Daniel Severns Mr. & Mrs. Marvin L. Smith, Sr.* Ms. Patty K. Taylor** Mr. & Mrs. Perrin C. Trotter Ms. Lois Tryon** Ms. Elizabeth R. Turpin Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Wallace* Ms. Barbara R. Waller Dr. & Mrs. Jerrel Yates** Mrs. Margaret G. Zollo**

Civic

Mrs. Troy Amos Miss Cynthia Cantrell Ms. Angela Caruso & Mr. Douglas Phillips Mr. Philip Chan* Mrs. April Dale Mrs. Charles M. Evert** Mr. & Mrs. Christofer Gass Ms. Peggy Gindville Ms. Sandra Griffard Mr. & Mrs. Doug Harvey** Mrs. Amanda Herrit Ms. Patricia B. Hunter Mrs. Margaret Ingersoll Dr. Lewis R. Lieberman** Mr. Charles A. Maupin Mr. & Mrs. Michael McFalls Mrs. Velma M. Patterson** Ms. Martha D. Rainey* Ms. Sarah Royer Ms. Merlina E. Salamanca Ms. Julia I. Sellers** Mr. & Mrs. Gary Stern* Mr. & Mrs. Frank Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Dick Stock Mr. James Tapscott* Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Todd Mrs. Kathryn Williams

The Columbus Museum is proud to recognize our active Business Partners.

(Those who joined or renewed within the last quarter are in bold print.)

APRIL 1 TO JUNE 30, 2016 Business Partners

11th and Bay Southern Table A-Com Integrated Solutions Alexander Electric Company B & B Beverage Company BNY Mellon Wealth Management Christies Georgia Crown Distributing Company

Greystone Properties J. Smith Lanier & Company Jamie Keating Culinary Melissa Thomas Realtor Midtown Coffee Robinson, Grimes & Company, P.C. The Hughston Clinic Townsend Wealth Management

The Columbus Museum gratefully acknowledges the following contributions in honor or in memory of special friends.

APRIL 1 TO JUNE 30, 2016 In honor of Mrs. Donna Atkins Dr. & Mrs. Max Burr

In memory of Mr. Charlton Hudson II Ms. Jill Tigner & Mr. Mike Venable

The Columbus Museum gratefully acknowledges the following friends for their contributions:

APRIL 1 TO JUNE 30, 2016 Donation for African American art Ms. Rosemarie Rogers Donation for educational programs Wells Fargo Private Bank Donation for general operations Ms. Joan S. Redmond and the George & Ann Swift Family Foundation, Inc.

Donation of miniature attributed to William Harrison Scarborough Mr. & Mrs. Truman B. Crisler Donation of The Community Service League Cook Book, 1933-35 Ms. Sue Boykin Henson & Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Henson, Jr.

Donation of “Old Arey” whiskey shot glass, ca. 1912 Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hall

Donation of photograph by Bernard Perry, Beijing Railway Station Platform, 2013 Mr. & Mrs. Martin Karlin

Donation of underpinner/joiner for Design Department Two Sisters Gallery, LLC

Sponsorship of back page ad in Spring and Summer 2016 Muse Communicorp, Inc.

Donation to purchase drawing by Ron Gorchov Mr. E. Warner Neal, Jr. & The Fort Trustee Fund at the CFCV

2015 Year End Gift Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Cumiskey

Donation of postcards sent to Eagle & Phenix Mills, 1883-1887 Mr. Peter Barros Donation of objects related to Columbus native and silent film actress Louise Huff Mr. Daniel Bellware

2016 Let There Be Art! Donors Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Hare Maj. Gen. & Mrs. Henry H. Harper Ms. Ann Helms Mr. & Mrs. Jack J. Pease III Ms. Jan E. Roush

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MEMBERSHIP

Why I Give …

THE YOUNG FAMILY SHARES FIVE GOOD REASONS TO GIVE

“Because the Columbus Museum is such an important asset to our community and a place that brings joy to our whole family, we wanted to do our part and give back. Since admission is free, we recognize a responsibility to help where we can.” 1. YOU WILL HAVE UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

“We are able to have experiences that would otherwise not be available to us without having to leave Columbus. Access to arts and culture is vital for a healthy and diverse community.”

5. WE CAN DO MORE IN THE FUTURE

“We have always enjoyed the Transformations area with our children. Watching them explore and create is fun for us.”

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NOVEMBER 5

Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens celebrated 31 years this past November. As the largest single event supporting the arts of community, we are grateful to participate as a beneficiary. Thank you for supporting the Museum for 31 years. Mark your calendars for this year’s Steeplechase event. We’ll see you at the races November 5!

“The Museum is for everyone, and we feel that many people don't realize what a great resource it is. The collection is so diverse that everyone can find something they will appreciate and enjoy. We never studied art and certainly don’t know much about what makes some art better than the rest, but visits to the museum have allowed us to broaden our understanding and appreciation of the subject.”

"[If the Museum were not here] it would be a tremendous loss for Columbus and the region. Those who already visit would miss it. Our school children would miss out on an integral part of their arts education."

2. YOUR FAMILY IS WELCOME

Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

3. IT IS YOUR MUSEUM

4. IT IS A NEED FOR OUR REGION

Pictured (l.-r.): Katie, Vickie, Anne, Joe

GIVE OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

"[We would like to see] further expansion of the children's area, more interactive programs and exhibits, such as art classes for all ages, additional uses of the Bradley Gardens, such as concerts. A community art project like a street painting of Wynnton Road and/or other prominent public venues would be a lot of fun and raise awareness of the art culture and facilities in Columbus."

GA GIVES DAY

The End of Year is Near! NOVEMBER 17

As you plan your year-end gifts, consider supporting us on Georgia Gives Day, November 17. Each year Georgia Gives Day hosts a full day dedicated to raising funds for more than 1,200 non-profit organizations across the state. Help us make an impact through giving. Every donation counts and helps us get closer to matching gifts and incentives. On November 17, we are in it together. Save our page: gagivesday.org/c/GGD/ a/columbusmuseum and spread the word.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES & STAFF

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2016 - 2017 Thornton F. Jordan, William P. Kendall, David Lemieux, Sallie Martin, Elizabeth C. Ogie, Garry Pound, Otis J. Scarborough Willette Shalishali, Steve Sharp, Melanie Slaton, Otis E. Tillman, Wade H. Tomlinson, William B. Turner III, Rebecca K. Yarbrough

Marleen De Bode Olivié, President Carolynn Obleton, Vice President Mary Lu Lampton, Treasurer Eliza Brewer, Corresponding Secretary Marianne Richter, Recording Secretary

HONORARY TRUSTEES:

James H. Blanchard, Representative Calvin Smyre, J. Barrington Vaught

ADJUNCT:

MCSD Liaison – Rebecca A. Braaten

W. Fray McCormick, Immediate Past President A.C. Alvarez, Daniel P. Amos, Kathelen V. Amos, Sue Anne Baker, Kay Broda, J. Robert Elliott, Jr., Joanne Gristina, Gail B. Greenblatt, James Hall, Charlotte Hare, Robert G. Hecht, Chris Henson, Helen Hobbs, Dori Jones,

LIFE TRUSTEES:

Philip L. Brewer, Elizabeth T. Corn, Evelyn T. Crowley, Ethel W. Foley, Judye S. Harris, F. Clason Kyle, Betsy T. Leebern, Jerry B. Newman, Thelma M. Robinson

MUSEUM STAFF Marianne Richter, Director

Chris Land, Art and Artifact Handler

Patricia Butts, Assistant to the Director

Cynthia Cepeda, Exhibit Preparator

Marcolm Tatum, Graphic Designer

COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art Rebecca Bush, Curator of History/ Exhibitions Manager Aimee Brooks, Collections Manager Lauren Fleming, Assistant Collections Manager Cameron Faucette, Exhibition Coordinator and Designer

EDUCATION Abbie Edens, Director of Education Christy Barlow, Academic Programs Coordinator Jessamy South, Youth and Family Programs Coordinator Kirsten Dunn, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

DEVELOPMENT Carmen Overton, Director of Development

Mercedes Parham, Marketing and Media Manager

Nick Decker, Visitor Services Representative

Autumn Amos, Membership Manager Kelly Cargill, Event Sales Manager

Liliana Harrell, Visitor Services Representative

Kiara McClellan, Social Media and Online Coordinator

Rick McGowan, Security Chief Larry Hunter, Security Deputy

Laura Narr, Development Assistant

Al Johnson, Security Deputy

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Kimberly Beck, Deputy Director for Operations Paula Evans, Accounting Specialist II Mary Goff, Information Assistant Cole Trahan, Museum Shop Associate

Edward Diamond, Maintenance Engineer Custodians: Martha Culp, Ed DeVose


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