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ThursdayNovember 22
Closed for ThanksgivingClosed for Thanksgiving
The CMA wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
SaturdayNovember 24
Films from MoMA: Josef Albers1:00 p.m.Films from MoMA: Josef Albers
Films from MoMA is a new series at CMA providing access to an unparalleled collection of rare films and videos from the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film. Josef Albers was a notable painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, writer and teacher. He worked from 1908 to 1913 as a schoolteacher in Bottrop and from 1913 to 1915 trained as an art teacher at the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin, where he was exposed to many current art movements and to the work of such Old Masters as Dürer and Holbein. His figurative drawings of the next few years, which he kept hidden and which were discovered only after his death, show that he applied these influences to his consistent concern with the simplest and most effective means of communicating his subject; he drew rabbits, schoolgirls and the local landscape in as dispassionate and impersonal a manner as possible. 30 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
Gallery Tour: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-19501:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950
A guided tour of the exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950, offers insight into Mark Rothko and his works.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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WednesdayNovember 28
Art School: Painting the Rothko Way 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Art School: Painting the Rothko Way
Create your own canvas of vibrant paintings in the style of Mark Rothko. Students (ages 16 and up) learn about brushes, paint application tools, canvas construction, color theory and how to build up multiple layers using modern acrylic paint and mediums. Instructor Grant N. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has taught courses at the CMA since 2003.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • $100 / $80 for members for 4 week series
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FridayNovember 30
A Conversation and Book Signing with Christopher Rothko NoonA Conversation and Book Signing with Christopher Rothko
The Columbia Museum of Art welcomes artist Mark Rothko's son, Christopher, to the Museum for a book signing and an engaging conversation with exhibition catalogue editor Dr. Brad Collins.

"Having Christopher share heartfelt insight on his father's work gives our visitors a unique and very personal connection to the artist's family," CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius, said. "CMA visitors are responding to Christopher's involvement in the TAP multimedia tour and his introductory essay in the catalogue in a powerful way. His visit will add more depth to their CMA experience."

Christopher has lectured extensively on his father's work at museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. He writes and edits numerous pieces on his father's artwork, prepares many of the Rothko exhibitions and was closely involved with the planning of the Rothko Centennial celebrations in Latvia and Russia in 2003. He is the editor of the book of his father's philosophical writings on art, The Artist's Reality.

"What the 1940s means above all for (Mark) Rothko is change. It is change on every level – artistic, technical, philosophical, professional, personal, attitudinal, aspirational – change so palpable it nearly bursts the seams of every canvas," Christopher said. "Rothko enters the decade a figurative painter and leaves it one of the most strikingly abstract. This is an exciting journey, for the viewer, as it was for the painter. Rothko is looking for something, looking intently, and we can search with him."

The book, The Artist's Reality, and the exhibition catalogue (in hard cover and soft cover) are available in the Museum Shop.

FridayAugust 1
Arts & Draughts7:00 - 11:00 p.m.Arts & Draughts
Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, musical performances, D.I.Y Art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours through the exhibitions Animal Instinct and Cheer for the Home Team!, and more.

Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY and Free Times.
SaturdayAugust 2
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
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SundayAugust 3
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 courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
MondayAugust 4
Summer Camp!
Fins, Feathers, and Fur
9 a.m. - Noon
Summer Camp!Fins, Feathers, and Fur
Draw, paint, and print all of the amazing creatures on exhibit at the CMA!
    Register

    Cost:

  • $160 / $128 for Dual/Family Members and above
  • Ages:

  • Ages 8 - 12
Summer Camp!
The ABCs of Art
9 a.m. - Noon
Summer Camp!The ABCs of Art
Scissors? Check! Markers? Check! Paintbrush? Check! Learn the basics of what it takes to create great art. Focus on shapes, colors, and other elements of art to prepare for the school year ahead.
    Register

    Cost:

  • $135 / $108 for Dual/Family Members and above
  • Ages:

  • Ages 4 - 7
About Face Drawing Session10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Session
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. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students.
Summer Camp!
Project FUNway Re-mix
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Camp!Project FUNway Re-mix
Design and create fashion accessories with a variety of simple and fun techniques. The final day of camp features a fashion show!

    Camp is Full

    Ages:

  • Ages 8 - 12
WednesdayAugust 6
Gladys' Gang: Alphabet Animals10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys
Get inspired by picture book author Anita Lobel's exhibition, All the World's a Stage. Then back to the studios to create part of your own picture book. Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape ae, shape and texture during the Gladys' Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity.

    Camp is Full

    Ages:

  • 2-5
ThursdayAugust 7
About Face Exhibition6:00 - 8:00 p.m.About Face Exhibition
On view Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, August 24, 2014, at The Gallery at City Hall

About Face is a classroom, a studio, a support network, and a circle of friends. The group’s members are as diverse as the personal styles in this annual exhibition exemplifying their individual creativity, discipline, and dedication.

Weekdays | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
First Thursdays on Main | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SaturdayAugust 9
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
  • Related Resources:

SundayAugust 10
Passport to Art: Go Team!Noon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: Go Team!
Let’s Cheer for the Home Team! Boost your team spirit and create your own masterpiece using team colors. Enjoy a family tour at 1:00 p.m., or take a self-guided tour during this FREE monthly open studio for families.

    Cost:

  • FREE
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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 courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
Champagne Reception with Shelley Reed5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Champagne Reception with Shelley Reed
Experience a rare opportunity to tour an exhibition with the artist who created the work. Boston-based artist Shelley Reed gives a tour through the galleries to discuss the inspiration and the process behind the pieces in Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed.

Reed's fascination with works by the Old Masters has led her to bring a modern take to those allegorical pieces by creating large-scale paintings full of intricate details and rendered completely in black and white. Hear from the artist herself what drives this compelling process. Cap off the tour with a champagne toast, then join us for a reception with hors d'oeuvres and a beer and wine cash bar to share more of your thoughts with Reed and your fellow museum-goers.
MondayAugust 11
Summer Camp!
Mythological Monsters
9 a.m. - Noon
Summer Camp!Mythological Monsters
Join us for an exploration of ancient myths and legends. Explore artwork inspired by the stories of Greece, Rome, and Egypt and complete mythology-based projects of your own.
    Register

    Cost:

  • $135 / $108 for Dual/Family Members and above
  • Ages:

  • Ages 4 - 7
Summer Camp!
Go BIG
9 a.m. - Noon
Summer Camp!Go BIG
Big canvases that is—inspired by the exhibition, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed. Learn how to build, stretch, and prepare your own canvas. Then, go big with some paintings to match!
    Register

    Cost:

  • $160 / $128 for Dual/Family Members and above.
  • Ages:

  • Ages 8 - 12
TuesdayAugust 12
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait Drawing and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.About Face Drawing Session: Portrait Drawing and Figure Drawing
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. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
FridayAugust 15
Artist Salon: Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection with Victoria CookeNoonArtist Salon: Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection with Victoria Cooke
This series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects, topics, and disciplines. Explore the work from the CMA's collection with Curator, Victoria Cooke, as she discusses the exhibition Cheer for the Home Team!.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SaturdayAugust 16
Film: Women Artists: The Other Side of the PictureNoonFilm: Women Artists: The Other Side of the Picture
Where are the works of the great women artists? Why are there so few represented in museums? In this provocative program, respected artists such as Doris McCarthy, Judy Chicago, Joyce Weiland, and Jane Ash Poitras, in combination with curators, art historians, and The Guerrilla Girls, the "terrorists" of the art world, discuss the dearth of women’s artwork in major galleries and examine the poignant social history of women in the fine arts—a story of suppression, marginalization, and omission. The efforts of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is spotlighted to balance that one sided pictures of artist achievements.

(54 minutes, color)

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
  • Related Resources:

SundayAugust 17
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 courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
MondayAugust 18
About Face Drawing Session10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Session
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. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students.
SaturdayAugust 23
Artistic Furniture MakeoverSaturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Artistic Furniture Makeover
Add some spunk to your junk and create a functional work of art by customizing a small piece of furniture to reflect your own style. This class will teach you how to turn your old, tired furniture into something adorable and artistic that you can be proud of for years!

In this two-day, hands-on class you will learn:
  • How to prep both finished and unfinished furniture
  • The types of paint available for use and how to apply them
  • The tools needed to complete your project from start to finish
  • How to accessorize your piece with decoupage, stamping and other materials

No experience needed; this class fits all skill levels. You will need to bring a small table, bookcase, or other piece of furniture smaller than 30" x 30" that you are able to lift and carry into the classroom. The class will provide access to the paints, tools, and techniques needed to complete your project.

Instructor
Alicia Leeke has been working as a full-time, professional painter since 2009 and uses mixed media, acrylics, and the palettes of Monet and Kahn to produce modern abstract landscapes. She is an award-winning artist living in South Carolina and shows her work in New York, Chicago and galleries across the Southeast.

Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
  • Related Resources:

SundayAugust 24
Artistic Furniture MakeoverSaturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Artistic Furniture Makeover
Add some spunk to your junk and create a functional work of art by customizing a small piece of furniture to reflect your own style. This class will teach you how to turn your old, tired furniture into something adorable and artistic that you can be proud of for years!

In this two-day, hands-on class you will learn:
  • How to prep both finished and unfinished furniture
  • The types of paint available for use and how to apply them
  • The tools needed to complete your project from start to finish
  • How to accessorize your piece with decoupage, stamping and other materials

No experience needed; this class fits all skill levels. You will need to bring a small table, bookcase, or other piece of furniture smaller than 30" x 30" that you are able to lift and carry into the classroom. The class will provide access to the paints, tools, and techniques needed to complete your project.

Instructor
Alicia Leeke has been working as a full-time, professional painter since 2009 and uses mixed media, acrylics, and the palettes of Monet and Kahn to produce modern abstract landscapes. She is an award-winning artist living in South Carolina and shows her work in New York, Chicago and galleries across the Southeast.

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 courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
TuesdayAugust 26
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait Drawing and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.About Face Drawing Session: Portrait Drawing and Figure Drawing
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. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
FridayAugust 29
Kress Anniversary Lecture SeriesNoonKress Anniversary Lecture Series
The CMA is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first Kress gift of Renaissance, Baroque and 18th-century art, which established the foundation of the Museum’s collection. The Kress Anniversary Lecture Series invites four scholars to the Museum this year to deliver talks lectures on topics that highlight our Kress Collection through their particular expertise in their field. Once a month, from May through August, an expert lecturer will broaden our understanding and appreciation of the Collection.

This lecture will feature Rebekah Compton, assistant professor of Renaissance and Baroque art at the College of Charleston. Compton’s lecture, "The Glory of Color: Pigments in Early Florentine Altarpieces," explores the glorious colors of Giovanni di Marco dal Ponte’s Madonna and Child with Saints, paying particular attention to how the artist paints the flesh and clothing of his sacred characters.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
SaturdayAugust 30
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
  • Related Resources:

SundayAugust 31
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 courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.