Art Museum Day celebrated in Columbus

Art Museum Day celebrated in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Thursday was Art Museum Day, and the Columbus Museum celebrated the annual event with its distinguished speaker series.

The free event offered spectators the chance to hear about national issues from keynote speaker Dr. David Shields.

Dr. Shields is a Professor of Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina's College of Arts and Science.

At the event, he explored the emergence of Georgia's local food movement, which began in 1913.

"[The speaking series] offers another opportunity to show some of award-winning exhibitions," said Mercedes Partham with the Columbus Museum. "You know the way that we display American art history is important in tying that into an educational program only gives people further insight."

The series is made possible by a generous bequest from the late Norman S. Rothschild in memory of his parents.

The event was followed by a reception and book signing.

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