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SaturdayFebruary 28
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayMarch 1
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries. Free.
MondayMarch 2
About Face Drawing Sessions10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
WednesdayMarch 4
Gladys' Gang: Colorful Impression10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys' Gang: Colorful Impression
Join us for this popular series! Gladys’ Gang is a free, early childhood arts and literacy program for ages 2-5 that focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. Using art as a guide, children and their adult caregivers enjoy story time in the galleries followed by a hands-on art project in the CMA studios. The program is held the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. This month visit the Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal exhibition and create a color-filled work of art in the studio. Registration required as space is limited.
ThursdayMarch 5
Drawing 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Drawing 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA Instructor Mike Dwyer to explore basic techniques in the art of drawing. Drawing 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
Runaway Runway: Meet the Designer6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Runaway Runway: Meet the Designer
Visit Carolina Hair Studios (across from the museum at 1537 Main Street) for an up-close look at Runaway Runway creations from the talented designers who dreamed them up. Also view sleek new models displayed by Runaway Runway 2015 Presenting Sponsors Jaguar Land Rover Columbia and SCE&G.

    Cost:

  • Free.
FridayMarch 6
Seeking the Ideal Lecture and Book Signing with Jane FaquinNoon - 1:00 p.m.Seeking the Ideal Lecture and Book Signing with Jane Faquin
Jane Faquin, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal curator and author of the exhibition catalogue, will discuss Curran's life and work in the Gilded Age and the importance of his career in American art. Seeking the Ideal is the first retrospective exhibition of Curran's work and career since his death in 1942. It has been estimated that he produced more than 1,500 pictures during his career, mostly using family members as models, experimenting with a variety of artistic styles including impressionism, symbolism, tonalism, and naturalism. Co-sponsored by USC's College of Arts and Sciences.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.07:00 p.m.Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.0
Lifting the plot essentials from Le Médecin malgré lui and Le Médecin volant, this light, original homage to Molière draws almost all its lines from another dozen or so of his best-loved plays. Siblings Angélique and Cléante love Valère and Mariane, but their grasping parents Géronte and Frosine plan to marry them off instead to wealthy aristocrats the Vicomte de Villebrequin and the Marquise de Mirepoix. Wily domestics Scapin and Toinette disguise themselves as doctors to help their young master and mistress. A slapstick comedy of errors and alas enemas. Enthusiastically performed in French prose and verse as the Club Théâtre's ninth annual French-language production. Performed in French, English synopsis provided.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for museum and Alliance Française members / Free for students with ID.
SaturdayMarch 7
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayMarch 8
Passport to Art: Cola CityscapesNoon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: Cola Cityscapes
Create a cityscape inspired by the Columbia Now: Four Photographers Show Us Our City exhibition. This free drop-in studio program for families features a new hands-on art project each month. After spending time in our open studios, explore our galleries at your own leisure or join us for the family tour at 1:00 p.m.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.02:00 p.m.Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.0
Lifting the plot essentials from Le Médecin malgré lui and Le Médecin volant, this light, original homage to Molière draws almost all its lines from another dozen or so of his best-loved plays. Siblings Angélique and Cléante love Valère and Mariane, but their grasping parents Géronte and Frosine plan to marry them off instead to wealthy aristocrats the Vicomte de Villebrequin and the Marquise de Mirepoix. Wily domestics Scapin and Toinette disguise themselves as doctors to help their young master and mistress. A slapstick comedy of errors and alas enemas. Enthusiastically performed in French prose and verse as the Club Théâtre's ninth annual French-language production. Performed in French, English synopsis provided.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for museum and Alliance Française members / Free for students with ID.
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries. Free.
TuesdayMarch 10
About Face Drawing SessionsPortrait Drawing | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

Musicians
Adam Neiman, piano
Maria Bachmann, violin
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Schubert Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D. 487
Adam Neiman Serenade for Violin and Piano (2013)
Saint-Saëns Piano Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 41
Dvo?ák Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 87
SaturdayMarch 14
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

South Carolina Poetry Out Loud State Finals1:00 – 3:00 p.m.South Carolina Poetry Out Loud State Finals
For the tenth year, the South Carolina Arts Commission has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to bring the "Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest" to South Carolina high schools. The program seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry—recitation and performance.

    Cost:

  • Free.
SundayMarch 15
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries. Free.
MondayMarch 16
About Face Drawing Sessions10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
TuesdayMarch 17
ArtBreak: The Music of the 1893 World’s Fair with CMA Adjunct Curator of Music Peter Hoyt10:30 a.m. - NoonArtBreak: The Music of the 1893 World’s Fair with CMA Adjunct Curator of Music Peter Hoyt
ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker, typically from outside the art world, who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA. This month, begin the morning at the museum with pastries and coffee sold at a pop-up café by Drip before CMA Adjunct Curator of Music Peter Hoyt discusses the music popular at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago in connection with the works in Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

ThursdayMarch 19
Watercolor 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Watercolor 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA Instructor Connie Manley to explore basic techniques in the art of watercolor. Watercolor 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
SaturdayMarch 21
Artist Salon: Artists from Gallery 80808Noon - 1:00 p.m.Artist Salon: Artists from Gallery 80808
This series features gallery talks about a wide range of topics and disciplines. Gallery 80808 opened in August of 1990 as part of the Vista Studios project, a joint venture of the Columbia Development Corporation and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Since then the facility has matured into a unique venue for Columbia’s visual arts and has become a vital part of the city’s contemporary art scene. This salon features Gallery 80808 artists responding to Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

2015 Gala: A Fair to Remember7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.2015 Gala: A Fair to Remember
The Columbia Museum of Art is thrilled to announce our 2015 Gala, A Fair to Remember, to be held on Saturday, March 21. The gala will celebrate the major spring exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, with a grand party reminiscent of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, where the American impressionist Curran exhibited his art and drew inspiration for several of his paintings. The Gala is the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year and raises critical funds to support our mission to provide outstanding art and arts education for lifelong learning and community enrichment for all.

Black Tie • Complimentary Valet Parking

Enjoy entertainment by The Root Doctors, the USC Dance Company,
and Extreme Illusions & Escapes starring Josh Knotts & Lea.
SundayMarch 22
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries. Free.
TuesdayMarch 24
About Face Drawing SessionsPortrait Drawing | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions
ThursdayMarch 26
Watercolor 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Watercolor 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA Instructor Connie Manley to explore basic techniques in the art of watercolor. Watercolor 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
SaturdayMarch 28
Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American ImpressionistsNoon - 1:30 p.m.Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists captures the essence of the impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art from 1880 to 1915. With the pace of life quickening at the end of the 19th century, painters were seeking new ways to look at and preserve traditional American scenes that were rapidly disappearing—stone fences, open countryside, picturesque settings. These tranquil images were painted outside, in open air. Visually stunning, In Open Air features some of the finest impressionist paintings created during this period and travels to favored locales that inspired the artists’ work. It explores the influence of the French impressionists and reveals how the American painters developed their own styles. 28 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayMarch 29
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries. Free.