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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.

SaturdayNovember 1
Adult Art School: Ceramics WorkshopNoon - 4:00 p.m.Adult Art School: Ceramics Workshop
Explore the expressive possibilities of hand-building and decorating functional earthenware pottery. Learn hand-building techniques using underglazes and slips to create a variety of surface textures and designs and how to successfully once-fire work. This two-day class is designed for all levels of experience with clay, and allows you to both create three-dimensional objects and address the issues inherent to decorating these forms. The objects you create from clay will become three-dimensional canvases on which you can explore your own personal style and artistic voice. Instructor Kristina Stafford is currently working as education coordinator at the Columbia Museum of Art. Since earning her MFA from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, she has also worked as a Professor of Art at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA, and Artist-in-Residence at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. She has work in galleries from South Carolina to New York and continues to enjoy an active studio process.
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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MondayNovember 3
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. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
TuesdayNovember 4
Ladies' Night Out6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Ladies' Night Out
Join us for Ladies’ Night Out, a celebration of women, fashion, and art, featuring fabulous food, local artisans selling their work, and the mind-blowing sounds of DJ Alejandro. Shop from our vendors, whose offerings include scarves by Alicia Leeke, purses by Mary Catherine Kunze, and jewelry by Cindy Saad, among others. Don’t forget to take advantage of the CMA’s deluxe gift-wrapping station. Attendees also have the opportunity to view the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition. Guests are invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Earth Fare. A cash bar will be available for wine, beer, and a specialty drink prepared just for the occasion. $10 / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.

    Cost:

  • Free to members, $10 for non-members
WednesdayNovember 5
Gladys’ Gang: Picture Perfect10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys’ Gang: Picture Perfect
Explore the CMA’s temporary exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera and then re-create one of your favorite memories. Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture during the Gladys’ Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity.
FridayNovember 7
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, and unique perspective tours through the CMA collection. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY, and Free Times. $8 / $5 for members / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.
SaturdayNovember 8
CMA Educator Workshop: Rockwell: It’s a Process10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.CMA Educator Workshop: Rockwell: It’s a Process
Designed for small groups, in-depth educator workshops use the Museum’s collection and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and to show innovative teaching approaches. Each educator receives an illustrated resource packet and a certificate of participation. Learn the process of one of America’s most beloved artists with a discussion on the historical impact of Rockwell’s work, with particular attention paid to his works that highlight the civil rights movement. Then, learn to incorporate images as text when you create a piece using photography, illustration, and painting. $30 includes lunch.
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayNovember 9
Passport to Art: The Boy's (or Girl's) LifeNoon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: The Boy's (or Girl's) Life
Come get your Passport to Art and design your own magazine cover like Norman Rockwell using mixed media collage. 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 the galleries at your own leisure or join us for the guided family tour at 1:00 p.m.

    Cost:

  • Free.
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Baker & Baker Presents Art of Music: Tabla Master Rahul Pophali5:30 p.m.Baker & Baker Presents Art of Music: Tabla Master Rahul Pophali
Rahul Pophali is one of the most versatile tabla players in today's younger generation. A dazzling performer and an incessant innovator, Rahul has carved a niche for himself in the world of percussion music. Rahul hit the concert stage at an early age and since then, has accompanied many musicians of various styles. He has toured extensively in several countries in Europe and Asia. Passionate about spreading his art form, Rahul has conducted workshops and lecture/demonstration sessions for several institutions and music schools in India and Europe.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
TuesdayNovember 11
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait 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. 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. Includes both sessions
ThursdayNovember 13
The Contemporaries Presents: Casino Night 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.The Contemporaries Presents: Casino Night 101
Join The Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art for the next installment of their educational programming with Casino Night 101. The evening will be led by entertainment gaming experts and guests can enjoy light bites, beer and wine as they enjoy a presentation on the rules and strategies for a few casino favorites that will be featured at the Black Jack Ball on February 7, 2015. Space is limited to 35 guests, so please RSVP to columbiacontemporaries@gmail.com.

    Cost:

  • Free for Contemporaries members / $10 for non-members
FridayNovember 14
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
From the 1920s through the 1950s, composers with names such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Richard Rodgers made some of the most enduring melodies of the last 150 years. Their body of work has become known as the “Great American Songbook.” It was the music that gave hope to a nation in the grips of the Great Depression and provided a soundtrack for when the GIs left for war and came home in peace. A country was defended, families were raised, and a nation was built to these songs.

Presented in conjunction with Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, an exhibition highlighting the creative process of the beloved American illustrator Norman Rockwell, "Celebrating the Great American Songbook" features the Noel Freidline Quintet with vocalist Renee Ebalaroza, back by popular demand. Repertoire for the evening includes compositions by the great American songwriters as well as by vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, and Bing Crosby.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina.

Cash Bar.
SaturdayNovember 15
Film: Norman RockwellNoonFilm: Norman Rockwell
His glorious and direct paintings of everyday life celebrate an idealized view of America, but behind these simple images was a complicated man. 50 minutes. Free with membership or admission.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayNovember 16
CinéCola Film Festival: Ernest et Célestine2:00 p.m.CinéCola Film Festival: Ernest et Célestine
CinéCola is a community-wide French and Francophone Film Festival, which originated from a collaborative desire to bring recent French and Francophone films to South Carolina in an effort to promote the French language and the cultural diversity of the Francophone world. The festival committee is composed of dedicated faculty from the French Program at the University of South Carolina and the Modern Languages Division at Columbia College.

Ernest et Célestine: This utterly charming animated film about interspecies friendship, directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Pater, and Benjamin Renner, is based on a series of children’s books by the Belgian author-illustrator Gabrielle Vincent (1929–2000). In an unnamed French city, two different realms of sworn enemies exist: above ground live the bears; below it reside the mice. Celestine, a wee mouse orphan who is being trained for a career in dentistry, but dreams of being an artist instead, meets a kindred spirit in adult Ernest, an ursine musician whom she convinces not to eat her. They seal their bond by breaking into a candy store together and soon find themselves on the lam from those who are appalled by their amity. These unlikely friends set up their own home in the woods, delighting in both their similarities and differences. The detailed, warm, hand-drawn animation emphasizes the tender companionship between a mouse who loves to sketch and a bear who is happiest when playing a violin. 2012. 80 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free
MondayNovember 17
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. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
FridayNovember 21
Lecture: Norman Rockwell: Painter (or Illustrator?) of AmericaNoonLecture: Norman Rockwell: Painter (or Illustrator?) of America
As famous and admired as he is, some in the art world still categorize Norman Rockwell as an "Illustrator" as if he were not also a fine artist. Indeed, Rockwell is often at the center of a long-running debate among art specialists as to whether or not such a distinction (between artist and illustrator) is, or ever was, valid. In his talk, CMA Chief Curator Will South examines how useful (or not) this argument has been to understanding Norman Rockwell, an artist so often cited as defining American values.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SaturdayNovember 22
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

TuesdayNovember 25
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait 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. 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. Includes both sessions
SaturdayNovember 29
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources: