CMA and Indie Grits Presents: Dent May8:00 - 11:00 pm
The Indie Grits Festival, the CMA and The Whig present Dent May, an Animal Collective's record label alum, who brings a blend of throwback pop music ala Lee Hazlewood mixed with the Beach Boy's Pet Sounds. Columbia's own People Person starts the evening at the CMA and many bands follow.
To purchase tickets, visit www.nickelodeon.org
- $10 or $8 for CMA / Nickelodeon members.
Artist Salon Series: Stephen ChesleyNoon
The Artist Salon Series features gallery talks, led by working artists, about a wide range of subjects, topics and disciplines. In this talk, artist Stephen Chesley discusses his own process in relation to the exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse.
About Face: Monet to Matisse Plein Air Painting 9:00 am Noon
Buddhist Lecture: "Creating Happiness: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times"12:00 - 1:30 pm
Watch About Face members engage in a very French pursuit of plein air painting on Boyd Plaza. Plein air means in the open air" and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Want to join in? Bring your art supplies and we will provide the easel. About Face is a group of artists representing a wide range of ages and abilities and offering a supportive and friendly atmosphere in which to hone artistic skills.
Gallery Tour: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse1:00 p.m.
Within our mind lies an extraordinary potential for inner peace and happiness. We can access that potential through the simple practice of meditation. Learn to let go of the agitated states of mind, including anger, which produces unhappiness. Learn to cultivate peaceful, powerful minds of love, acceptance, wisdom and joy. Participants gain the special skill of creating happiness for themselves and others. Leader Gen Kelsang Nyema, an American Buddhist nun is the Resident Teacher of Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center in Columbia, SC.
- This free event is open to everyone.
A guided tour of the exhibition Impressionism from Monet to Matisse offers insight into the artists and their works.
Tour and Tasting6:00 p.m.
CMA Curator Victoria Cooke gives a private tour through Impressionism from Monet to Matisse, followed by a tasting of French wine and cheese pairings. Dont miss this last exclusive look at Impressionist masterpieces after the galleries have closed.
Sponsored by Southern Wine and Spirits and Whole Foods.
- $45 / $35 for members
Music 101 Series: British Music and Art in the Age of Handel and Hogarth10:00 am
The spring Music 101 lecture series features a six-week exploration of British culture during the 18th century. Peter Hoyt, the CMA Adjunct Curator for Music, presents a panoramic survey of this tumultuous period in England and its colonies. In addition to listening to compositions, participants examine architects, artists and the English tradition of comic engravings as exemplified by William Hogarth and his successors. A frequent guest speaker and program annotator for New Yorks Lincoln Center, Dr. Hoyt is a historian specializing in the relationship between 18th-century music and its sister disciplines. He is currently the President of the Mozart Society of America.
Contemporaries Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction7:00 pm
The 10th annual Contemporaries' Artist of the Year Soirée (CAY) honors emerging artists from across South Carolina.
This event provides artists with an opportunity to showcase their art and allows attendees to bid on contemporary
art. The Soirée includes artwork by SC artists, a silent auction, music, food, open bar and live entertainment. For more information, visit columbiacontemporaries.com
Slow Art Day10:00 am 5:00 pm
All over the world, people visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly on Slow Art Day. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. Thats it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.
- Free with membership or admission.
6th Annual Greater Columbia Record FairNoon 5:00 pm
Record enthusiasts from across the East Coast sell common to ultra rare LPs, 45s, CDs, and DVDs. The Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul provides the music and The Whig provides a cash bar and pizza. For more info visit the Greater Columbia Record Fair's Facebook Page
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.Concert at 7:00 p.m.
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.
Paganini: String Quartet in E Major (after Guitar Quartet No. 7, MS34)
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata (1923)
Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59, No. 3 Razumovsky
Musicians:Aaron Boyd, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to concert.