FridayOctober 31
Artist Salon: Ed MaddenNoonArtist Salon: Ed Madden
This series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects, topics, and disciplines. Ed Madden, USC Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, discusses the American family and the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition.

    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
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.
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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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
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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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
TuesdayNovember 18
Robert S. Duncanson: 19th-Century African-American Master6:00 p.m.Robert S. Duncanson: 19th-Century African-American Master
Join CMA Chief Curator Will South for a special talk. This lecture, sponsored by the Friends of African American Art & Culture, is presented in celebration of the Museum’s recent acquisition of Duncanson’s beautiful oil on canvas, Landscape with Fantastic Architecture. After the talk, enjoy light refreshments and be among the first Museum patrons to see this wonderful painting, on view for the first time that evening. 

Though famous in his lifetime and called the "greatest landscape painter in the West," after his death in 1872 Robert Duncanson faded into obscurity. In recent decades, however, his work has been the subject of several books and major exhibitions. America has rediscovered an artist of exceptional talent who painted some of the most important murals in America prior to the Civil War and whose work was purchased by the King of Sweden. We have found an artist who envisioned a life without limits, a life beyond the role of the slave or laborer into which African-Americans had been cast. Against all odds, he made himself into an artist and forged a place in history as one of the finest painters of the 19th century.

Free.

    Cost:

  • Free
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