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.
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
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.
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.
SaturdayAugust 23
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
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.
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.