Upcoming Events

  • Indie Grits presents of Montreal

    April 17, 20148:00 - 11:00 p.m.

    The Indie Grits Festival, the Columbia Museum of Art, and The Whig are proud to bring of Montreal to Columbia for the first time in over six years! Fresh off their October release of Lousy with Sylvianbriar, of Montreal is touring across the United States in the coming months and they will surely shake the art in the CMA. Joining of Montreal at the CMA will be the up and coming band, Mood Rings, out of Atlanta, GA. This indie pop group has gained national recognition and a mass of faithful followers for their luscious, ethereal jams. Also getting in the act, local indie punk band, FK MT, is gonna start this party with a bang!

    For tickets and more information, visit indiegrits.com

    Advanced ticket sales end at midnight on 4/16.
    This is an all ages event. Upon exit, there will be no re-entry into the event for those under 21 years old.
    No backpacks or outside food or drink will be allowed in the CMA
  • CMA Jazz on Main: East Meets West: Jazz Under the Influence of the Orient!

    April 18, 2014Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
    Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Jazz has always pulled inspiration from every corner of the globe. On April 18th Jazz at the Museum and the Noel Freidline Quartet travels to the farthest corner of the earth, pulling from the rich tradition of the Far East. "East Meets West" will explore jazz under the influence of the Orient. Selections include highlights from Dave Brubeck's "Jazz Impressions of Japan,"Horace Silver's "Tokyo Blues," and Duke Ellington's "Far East Suite," as well as Japanese themed compositions by jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, Django Reinhardt and Cal Tjader.

    The evening will also feature jazz interpretations of Japanese classics such as "Sakura," 1963's "Sukiyaki," as well as the classic "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" by famed Japanese film scorer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

    Also featured will be selections from the Eastern inspired "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio" by Claude Bolling. Charlotte Symphony flautist Amy Orsinger will be the featured soloist on this crossover classic, which combines the best of the classical and jazz world.

  • Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto

    April 23, 201410:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

  • CMA Chamber Music on Main

    April 29, 2014Doors at 6:00 p.m.
    Concert at 7:00 p.m.

    Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

    Jeewon Park, piano
    Yosuke Kawasaki, violin
    Edward Arron, cello

    Bach Sonata No. 3 in E Major for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1016
    Shostakovich Trio in e minor, Opus 67
    Mendelssohn Trio in d minor, Opus 49
  • Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto

    April 30, 201410:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

  • Arts & Draughts

    May 2, 20147:00 p.m.

    Art, drink and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, musical performances from Great Peacock, Bombadil, Jordan Igoe and The Great Book of John and more: D.I.Y Art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and unique perspective tours with the Free Times Tug Baker through the CMA collection and docent tours through current exhibit Japan and the Jazz Age. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY and Free Times.
  • Gladys' Gang: Chihuly's Fire

    May 7, 201410:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Participants and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture. This FREE monthly program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the theme.
    Warmer, Warmer, warmer… learn about warm colors as you travel through the galleries and get ready for summer. Then, in the studios, make an expressive painting - just like Dale Chihuly!
  • Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto

    May 7, 201410:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

  • Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto

    May 14, 201410:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

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