SaturdayApril 25
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SundayApril 26
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. Free.
WednesdayApril 29
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
SaturdayMay 2
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayMay 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. Free.
TuesdayMay 5
Free Days + Midlands Gives11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Free Days + Midlands Gives
Celebrate the launch of Midlands Gives with free admission all day, food trucks, music, and more! Midlands Gives brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for Midlands nonprofits during a 24-hour giving challenge. In 2014, over $704,000 was raised for 150 nonprofits. On May 5, 2015, thousands of people will magnify philanthropy in the region by making an online donation, through MidlandsGives.org, to their favorite organization(s).

For more information on Midlands Gives, visit https://www.midlandsgives.org
WednesdayMay 6
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
SaturdayMay 9
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayMay 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. Free.
TuesdayMay 12
ArtBreak: The Victorian Language of Flowers with Horticulturalist Amanda McNulty10:30 a.m. - NoonArtBreak: The Victorian Language of Flowers with Horticulturalist Amanda McNulty
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 Amanda McNulty, Clemson University horticulturist and host of ETV’s award-winning “Making It Grow” program, discusses the Victorian lexicon and meanings of flowers in relation to the Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal exhibition.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
WednesdayMay 13
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
SaturdayMay 16
Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American ImpressionistsNoon - 1:30 p.m.Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists captures the essence of the impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art from 1880 to 1915. With the pace of life quickening at the end of the 19th century, painters were seeking new ways to look at and preserve traditional American scenes that were rapidly disappearing—stone fences, open countryside, picturesque settings. These tranquil images were painted outside, in open air. Visually stunning, In Open Air features some of the finest impressionist paintings created during this period and travels to favored locales that inspired the artists’ work. It explores the influence of the French impressionists and reveals how the American painters developed their own styles. 28 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayMay 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. Free.
SundayMay 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. Free.