Located an hour and a half southwest of Atlanta, The Bo Bartlett Center in Coumbus GA is housed on the River Park campus of Columbus State University. The red brick, former textile warehouse turned gallery space, designed by AIA award winning architect, Tom Kundig, sits on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Bartlett’s hometown, Columbus Georgia.
As a cornerstone of the College of the Arts’ Corn Center for Visual Arts, The Bo Bartlett Center is an 18,425 square foot interactive gallery space that serves as an experiential learning center and cultural hub for the visual arts while affording visitors a broad range of arts experiences offered within the College’s arts district. Part community center, part gallery/museum, and part an experimental arts incubator, the Center is based on the belief that art can change lives.
The Bo Bartlett Center houses and displays The Scarborough Collection: 14 monumental paintings by Bartlett. Additionally, the Center houses more than 300 paintings and drawings as well as the complete archive of sketch books, correspondence, journals, recordings, photographs, artistic notes, memorabilia, objects and objects d’art relevant to the production of Mr. Bartlett’s work.
A rotating exhibitions gallery features the work of visiting American artists of national and international acclaim who also teach master classes. This gallery is available for traveling exhibitions from neighboring museums and universities throughout the Southeast.