Teen Night @ The Columbus Museum
Apr 21 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 1:00 am

Teens ages 12 – 18 are invited to join the Museum’s TAG-Team (Teen Advisory Group) at Teen Night 2018 for a night filled with fun, friends, music, and more! Grab your friends and hit the dance floor as our DJ provides tunes for the evening, design a pennant at our art-making station, and put together a group to compete in our scavenger hunt competition! Visit the Pound Gallery to see winning submissions by teen artists in our TAG Arts Competition, and view performances throughout the evening by winning submissions in poetry, dance, music and film.

Contact: for more information.

CSO: Verdi’s Requiem
Apr 21 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Verdi’s Requiem – Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Masterworks Series
6:30 p.m. – Know the Score | 7:30 p.m. – Concert
Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Columbus State University Choral Union
Auburn University Chamber Choir
LaGrange College Choir
Amanda Hall, soprano
Stacey Rishoi, mezzo soprano
J. Warren Mitchell, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass
Verdi:  Messa da Requiem
The orchestra is joined by choral forces from CSU, Auburn University, and LaGrange College in this presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece. Composed in 1874 to honor the great Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, it is among the most frequently performed major choral works ever written.

Docent and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon @ The Columbus Museum
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Docents and volunteers, join us at our annual luncheon celebrating your hard work and dedication throughout the year! A catered lunch will be provided with an awards ceremony to follow.

Art with the Masters @ The Columbus Museum
Apr 24 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 12:00 am

Join us for a fun evening alongside nationally known artist and Columbus native Lulie Wallace. Her pieces combine the rustic landscapes of her hometown and the bright colors of her time in Charleston, S.C. Come paint alongside Lulie and experience her timeless, vibrant style. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by April 17;

YAP Exclusive Tour of “Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss” @ The Columbus Museum
Apr 26 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 2:00 am

The Young Art Patrons of the Columbus Museum host distinguished collectors Wes and Missy Cochran to speak on the exhibition Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss: Abstraction by African American Women Artists in The Cochran Collection. Refreshments will be served. This event is free, but you must be a YAP member to attend.

RSVP HERE by April 19;

YAP events are generously supported by .

Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories
Apr 26 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Urban Bush Women’s uniquely bold and boundary-pushing storytelling weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African Diaspora. This radical re-imagining of an earlier work (Hair Stories, 2001) features the choreography of Samantha Speis and Chanon Judson in collaboration with the company, new music composition by The Illustrious Blacks (Manchildblack and Monstah Black), with stage direction by Ruelle Myrick-Hodges.
Crafted from personal narratives from our communities, kitchens and living rooms, social media, and YouTube, Hair & Other Stories is an opportunity for the entire family to see a dance work that debates the center of perceived American “values” and celebrates the persevering narrative of the African Diaspora.
Hair & Other Stories will leave you wondrously and often humorously disquieted regarding the nature of our current society. There performance explores perceptions of body image, race, gender identity, economic inequities and what constitutes freedom, liberation, and release in our everyday struggles to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.
With costume design by DeeDee Gomes, projection design by Nick Hussong, and lighting design by Xavier Pierce, Urban Bush Women’s Hair & Other Stories invites its audience to delve into the complexities of individual identity versus collective society with humor and honesty.
This is the urgent dialogue of the 21st Century.
Click here to view a behind-the-scenes video on the development of Hair & Other Stories
The presentation of Hair and other stories by Urban Bush Women was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support was provided through a grant from South Arts in partnership with the national Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Urban Bush Women – RiverCenter Residency
The members of Urban Bush Women will be in residence from April 24-26, bringing programs to groups in the Columbus community. Their schedule includes: Richards Middle School, Girls, Inc., the Mildred Terry Library, Columbus State University’s Dance Department, Columbus Ballet, Passion Works Dance Company, as well as their performance on April 26, 7:30.

Star Wars Day Program @ The Columbus Museum
May 4 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

A long time ago in a gallery far, far away… a special one-day-only program awakened at The Columbus Museum. Join us for a night of Star Wars themed fun! Hone your Jedi skills at our craft stations, gather strength to fight the dark side with our interstellar snacks, and relax to the sounds of music played by our very own Cantina Band! Explore both the light and dark sides of our permanent collection with a special tour led by one of our intrepid Star Wars heroes or villains, and participate in a costume contest for all ages! Do or do not attend, there is no try, and once May 4 is over, the Millennium Falcon will fly off to another galaxy far, far away!

Special guests – The Coca-Cola Space Center will be presenting activities, and will be providing judges for the costume contest!

Planning to attend this event? RSVP HERE

Look @ Lunchtime! @ The Columbus Museum
May 8 @ 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

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:  Jack Levine, The Avant-Garde, 1990

SAVE THE DATE: Docent/Volunteer Bus Trip @ The Columbus Museum
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Docents and volunteers will receive an invitation in the mail.