SaturdayOctober 25
Spooktacular Night at the CMA5:00 - 9:00 p.m.Spooktacular Night at the CMA
Come have a ghoulishly good time at the fourth annual “Spooktacular” family fun event. As darkness falls, the Museum transforms with ghosts, bats, pumpkins, art stations, sweet treats, and more! Make sure to wear your costume as you embark on a spooky gallery tour. Visit the Mad Scientist’s Laboratory as he conducts some exciting experiments. And at the stroke of 7:00, enjoy a performance by the band Lunch Money. Sponsored by The Junior League of Columbia and the City of Forest Acres. Admission is free with a canned good donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank.

    Cost:

  • Free with canned good donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank.
TuesdayOctober 28
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure Drawing
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10/$8 for members and $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
ThursdayOctober 30
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
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.

Musicians
Jeewon Park, piano
Tessa Lark, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
Kodàly Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7
Schumann Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 63
TuesdayNovember 4
Ladies' Night Out6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Ladies' Night Out
Join us for Ladies’ Night Out, a celebration of women, fashion, and art, featuring fabulous food, local artisans selling their work, and the mind-blowing sounds of DJ Alejandro. Shop from our vendors, whose offerings include scarves by Alicia Leeke, purses by Mary Catherine Kunze, and jewelry by Cindy Saad, among others. Don’t forget to take advantage of the CMA’s deluxe gift-wrapping station. Attendees also have the opportunity to view the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition. Guests are invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Earth Fare. A cash bar will be available for wine, beer, and a specialty drink prepared just for the occasion. $10 / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.

    Cost:

  • Free to members, $10 for non-members
FridayNovember 7
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, and unique perspective tours through the CMA collection. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY, and Free Times. $8 / $5 for members / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.
TuesdayNovember 11
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure Drawing
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions
ThursdayNovember 13
The Contemporaries Presents: Casino Night 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.The Contemporaries Presents: Casino Night 101
Join The Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art for the next installment of their educational programming with Casino Night 101. The evening will be led by entertainment gaming experts and guests can enjoy light bites, beer and wine as they enjoy a presentation on the rules and strategies for a few casino favorites that will be featured at the Black Jack Ball on February 7, 2015. Space is limited to 35 guests, so please RSVP to columbiacontemporaries@gmail.com.

    Cost:

  • Free for Contemporaries members / $10 for non-members
FridayNovember 14
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
From the 1920s through the 1950s, composers with names such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Richard Rodgers made some of the most enduring melodies of the last 150 years. Their body of work has become known as the “Great American Songbook.” It was the music that gave hope to a nation in the grips of the Great Depression and provided a soundtrack for when the GIs left for war and came home in peace. A country was defended, families were raised, and a nation was built to these songs.

Presented in conjunction with Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, an exhibition highlighting the creative process of the beloved American illustrator Norman Rockwell, "Celebrating the Great American Songbook" features the Noel Freidline Quintet with vocalist Renee Ebalaroza, back by popular demand. Repertoire for the evening includes compositions by the great American songwriters as well as by vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, and Bing Crosby.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina.

Cash Bar.
TuesdayNovember 25
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing: 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure Drawing
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions
WednesdayDecember 10
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
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.

Musicians
Phillip Bush, piano
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Haydn Piano Trio in A Major, Hob. XV:18
Dohnànyi Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Opus 10
Brahms Piano Quartet in A Major, Opus 26
ThursdayJanuary 15
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
Enjoy this exciting series of amazing, hot jazz performances, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline, in the elegant setting of the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina
TuesdayFebruary 10
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
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.

Musicians
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Bella Hristova, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Beethoven Piano Trio in c minor, Opus 1, No. 3
Stravinsky Suite from L'histoire du Soldat for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
Weber Grand 'Trio' Concertant for Clarinet, Piano and Cello (arr. Todd Palmer)
TuesdayMarch 10
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
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.

Musicians
Adam Neiman, piano
Maria Bachmann, violin
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Schubert Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D. 487
Adam Neiman Serenade for Violin and Piano (2013)
Saint-Saëns Piano Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 41
Dvo?ák Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 87
SaturdayMarch 21
2015 Gala: A Fair to Remember7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.2015 Gala: A Fair to Remember
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, the Columbia Museum of Art will transform into a dazzling themed party celebrating the exhibition, Seeking the Ideal.
FridayApril 17
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
Enjoy this exciting series of amazing, hot jazz performances, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline, in the elegant setting of the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina