Press Release

CMA announces BB&T as presenting sponsor of major upcoming exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse

COLUMBIA, SC - The Columbia Museum of Art announces BB&T as the presenting sponsor of the major upcoming exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse, opening in January 2013.

“BB&T is committed to fostering arts and education in our community,” BB&T Group President Mike Brenan said. “We are excited to support Columbia’s most dynamic museum and provide its visitors with the rare opportunity to see masterpieces in our own backyard.”

Impressionism from Monet to Matisse offers visitors an opportunity to trace the evolution of modern French painting through the most revered artists of that period. This exhibition includes 55 paintings and drawings that represent some of the most important artists of the past two centuries including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne.

“It is only through the generous support of our community partners that we are able to bring exhibitions of this caliber to Columbia,” CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius, said. “We are truly grateful to BB&T for their generous support of this stunning exhibition.”

The exhibition is on view January 25 - April 21, 2013. Details are available at

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