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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.

ThursdayMay 1
About Face Exhibition Opening Reception6:00 - 8:00 p.m.About Face Exhibition Opening Reception
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.
FridayMay 2
Arts & Draughts7:00 p.m.Arts & Draughts
Art, drink and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, musical performances from Great Peacock, Bombadil, Jordan Igoe and The Great Book of John and more: D.I.Y Art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and unique perspective tours with the Free Times Tug Baker through the CMA collection and docent tours through current exhibit Japan and the Jazz Age. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY and Free Times.
    Purchase Tickets

    Cost:

  • $8 / $5 members
    Join or renew your membership that night and get in for free!
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SundayMay 4
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.
MondayMay 5
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.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
TuesdayMay 6
Midlands GivesMidlands Gives
The CMA is participating in Midlands Gives, a 24-hour online giving challenge, and we need your support! Visit midlandsgives.com on May 6 to donate.

Membership Appreciation Day11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Membership Appreciation Day
A great day to become a member! Enjoy a members’ lounge, an opportunity to meet Chief Curator Will South, a members-only docent-led tour of the Kress Collection, 20% off in the Museum Shop, and more.
WednesdayMay 7
Gladys' Gang: Chihuly's Fire 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys
Participants and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture. This FREE monthly program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the theme.
Warmer, Warmer, warmer… learn about warm colors as you travel through the galleries and get ready for summer. Then, in the studios, make an expressive painting - just like Dale Chihuly!
    Register

    Cost:

  • FREE
    Registration required as space is limited
  • Ages:

  • 2-5
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

FridayMay 9
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.

Kicking off the series is Dianne Modestini, conservation consultant to The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and senior research fellow and paintings conservator for the Samuel H. Kress Program at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts in at NYU. $20 / $16 for members / $5 for students. Visit columbiamuseum.org or call 803.799.2810 to reserve your tickets by May 5 as spaces are limited.

    Cost:

  • Call 803.799.2810 to reserve your tickets by May 5 as spaces are limited.
SaturdayMay 10
Film: Masters of IllusionNoonFilm: Masters of Illusion
The film examines artistic and scientific discoveries of the Renaissance, offering new insights into what was a remarkable visual revolution. While Columbus and Copernicus were changing our understanding of the world, the Renaissance masters were dramatically changing the way we see the world.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
SundayMay 11
Passport to Art: Spinning Fast!Noon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: Spinning Fast!
Learn about thaumatropes as you make one in this FREE monthly open studio program for families. Enjoy a themed family tour at 1:00pm, or take a self-guided tour of the Museum.

    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.

    Cost:

  • FREE courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
TuesdayMay 13
Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont: New Findings and Projected ProjectsHappy Hour 6:00 p.m. | Lecture 6:30 p.m.Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont: New Findings and Projected Projects
Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts at the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art, lectures on furniture from northwest South Carolina and northeast Georgia. Crouch leads a discussion on scholarship in the field, the establishment of a survey project for the region, as well as a compelling story about a Scots-Irish cabinetmaker. A native South Carolinian, Couch has published and lectured widely regarding the material culture of the lower Southern Piedmont, as well as 18th-century turned chairs of the South.

    Cost:

  • Free
About Face Drawing SessionPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 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. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students
WednesdayMay 14
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

ThursdayMay 15
Columbia Museum of Art Annual MeetingNoonColumbia Museum of Art Annual Meeting
The CMA hosts its annual meeting to review fiscal year 2013, present awards to individuals for their service, and provide an update on Museum activities. In addition, the CMA announces the winner of the crowd-sourced fundraising initiative, “Be the Curator.” Seven art-loving volunteers each chose a piece from the Museum’s collection that is not currently on view and spent the better half of a year making pitches, through their own words and efforts, to their friends, family, and the public as to why their piece should win and be exhibited. The volunteer who raised the most money will have their piece placed on view this summer.

    Cost:

  • Free
SaturdayMay 17
Members' Opening Party Celebrating Animal Instinct and Cheer for the Home Team!Noon - 2:00 p.m.Members
Join us for the family-friendly exhibition opening. Animal Instinct artist Shelley Reed gives a lecture at 2:00 p.m. Individual membership admits one adult plus children. All other levels admit two adults plus children.

RSVP by Friday, May 9.
RSVP early as space is limited. Please specify if you would like to attend the lecture.
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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SundayMay 18
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.
MondayMay 19
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.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
WednesdayMay 21
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

SaturdayMay 24
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:

SundayMay 25
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.
TuesdayMay 27
Bon Voyage, Monet5:30 - 7:00 p.m.Bon Voyage, Monet
Come to a lively talk about the CMA's fabulous and beloved Monet painting and bid it "au devoir" as it travels as part of a landmark exhibition in Houston titled Impressions of a River.
    Purchase Tickets

    Cost:

  • $10 / Free for CMA and Alliance Francaise members and students.
About Face Drawing SessionPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 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. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students
WednesdayMay 28
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

SaturdayMay 31
Learn to Draw in a Day10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Learn to Draw in a Day
Take a crash course in the fundamentals of drawing. This back-to-basics approach presents the core concepts needed to draw from observation, such as line, gesture, proportion, light, and shade, and covers the materials used in the artist's studio. This is a great course for the absolute beginner or anyone who wants to freshen up his or her skills.

Instructor
Grant N. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has a taught a variety of courses at the Columbia Museum of Art since 2003. He has also taught design, drawing, and photography in the art department at USC Columbia. He is currently employed with SCETV.
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: