FridayDecember 26
Spark Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera12:30 - 1:00 p.m.Spark Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
Come to the CMA for a lunchtime Spark Tour! This quick, 30-minute "Spark Tour" of the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition is for busy holiday workers and shoppers with limited time to visit the museum or those interested in a brief overview of the show before exploring further on their own. Free with membership or admission.
SaturdayDecember 27
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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SundayDecember 28
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.
SaturdayJanuary 3
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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SundayJanuary 4
Gallery Tour:Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour:Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour provides an overview of the landmark exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, featuring 50 photographs that show the careful process Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings. Free with membership or admission.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
FridayJanuary 9
Lecture & Book Signing: Director of the Norman Rockwell Museum Laurie Norton MoffattNoonLecture & Book Signing: Director of the Norman Rockwell Museum Laurie Norton Moffatt
Laurie Norton Moffatt, director of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is one of the nation's leading specialists on Norman Rockwell. She will share her expertise on the life and works of the famed illustrator. Experience the latest ways of viewing Rockwell's work in this talk, presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. Moffatt will sign copies of the fully illustrated hardback exhibition catalogue following the lecture. Free with membership or admission.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SaturdayJanuary 10
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:

SundayJanuary 11
Gallery Tour:Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour:Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour provides an overview of the landmark exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, featuring 50 photographs that show the careful process Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings. Free with membership or admission.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
SaturdayJanuary 17
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:

SundayJanuary 18
Gallery Tour:Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour:Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour provides an overview of the landmark exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, featuring 50 photographs that show the careful process Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings. Free with membership or admission.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
TuesdayJanuary 20
ArtBreak: The Nature of Art with Naturalist Rudy Mancke10:30 a.m. -NoonArtBreak: The Nature of Art with Naturalist Rudy Mancke
ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker, typically from outside the art world, who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA. This month, begin the morning at the museum with pastries and coffee sold at a pop-up café by Drip before Rudy Mancke, famed naturalist, USC professor, and longtime SCETV favorite, discusses the natural world as seen through the visual arts.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
FridayJanuary 23
Author and Dessert Designer Caitlin Freeman Lecture and DemoHappy hour at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture at 6:30 p.m. followed by cake demonstration and tasting
Author and Dessert Designer Caitlin Freeman Lecture and Demo
A self-taught baker, Caitlin Freeman is the resident pastry chef for Blue Bottle Coffee. A former owner of the San Francisco cake and sweets shop Miette, Caitlin made a name for herself creating simple and lovely cakes and cupcakes using local and organic ingredients. Inspired to bake by the confectionary paintings of California painter Wayne Thiebaud, she saw her chance to re-create those very cakes when Blue Bottle opened a café in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Four years and many art-inspired desserts later, she wrote the book, Modern Art Desserts, to chronicle the desserts, inspiration, and adventures that happened when combining art and cake.

    Cost:

  • $15 / $12 for members / $5 for students. Admission includes cake!
ThursdayJanuary 29
FAAAC presents a lecture with curator Victoria Cooke: African-American Art at the CMA6:00 - 8:00 p.m.FAAAC presents a lecture with curator Victoria Cooke: African-American Art at the CMA
Get a sneak peek of two exciting exhibitions of African-American art premiering at the CMA in the spring of 2016. Organized by the Columbia Museum of Art, REMIX: Themes & Variations in African-American Art is a groundbreaking exhibition that includes a wide variety of work from the paintings of Hale Woodruff and Charles White to the contemporary sculptures of Willie Cole and Renée Stout and the paintings of Fahamu Pecou and Mickalene Thomas. REMIX highlights the practice among many African-American artists of retelling historical themes and stories in new ways and from their own unique perspective. The second exhibition runs concurrently with REMIX and features modern and contemporary work from CMA’s own collection of African-American art. With works by artists as diverse as Romare Bearden and Alison Saar, the CMA has built a collection for education and enrichment of the community and all who visit our institution. FAAAC members only.

    Cost:

  • FAAAC members only. Free.
SaturdayJanuary 31
Auntie Karen Day11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Auntie Karen Day
The eleventh annual Auntie Karen Celebration of African American History Program is designed to provide a venue to display the works and talents of local vendors and artisans. The 2015 program features local performers specializing in jazz and gospel, poetry, and visual arts. The Shops at Auntie Karen’s Place will feature local vendors and artisans throughout the entire program.

    Cost:

  • Free