WednesdayApril 30
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
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.

FridayMay 2
Arts & Draughts7:00 p.m.Arts & Draughts
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.
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    Cost:

  • $8 / $5 members
    Join or renew your membership that night and get in for free!
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WednesdayMay 7
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
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.

FridayMay 9
Kress Anniversary Lecture SeriesNoonKress Anniversary Lecture Series
The CMA is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first Kress gift of Renaissance, Baroque and 18th-century art, which established the foundation of the Museum’s collection. The Kress Anniversary Lecture Series invites four scholars to the Museum this year to deliver talks lectures on topics that highlight our Kress Collection through their particular expertise in their field. Once a month, from May through August, an expert lecturer will broaden our understanding and appreciation of the Collection.

Kicking off the series is Dianne Modestini, conservation consultant to The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and senior research fellow and paintings conservator for the Samuel H. Kress Program at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts in at NYU. $20 / $16 for members / $5 for students. Visit columbiamuseum.org or call 803.799.2810 to reserve your tickets by May 5 as spaces are limited.

    Cost:

  • Call 803.799.2810 to reserve your tickets by May 5 as spaces are limited.
WednesdayMay 14
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
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.

SaturdayMay 17
Members' Opening Party Celebrating Animal Instinct and Cheer for the Home Team!Noon - 2:00 p.m.Members
Join us for the family-friendly exhibition opening. Animal Instinct artist Shelley Reed gives a lecture at 2:00 p.m. Individual membership admits one adult plus children. All other levels admit two adults plus children.

RSVP by Friday, May 9.
RSVP early as space is limited. Please specify if you would like to attend the lecture.
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
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WednesdayMay 21
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
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.

SaturdayMay 24
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
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TuesdayMay 27
Bon Voyage, Monet5:30 - 7:00 p.m.Bon Voyage, Monet
Come to a lively talk about the CMA's fabulous and beloved Monet painting and bid it "au devoir" as it travels as part of a landmark exhibition in Houston titled Impressions of a River.
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    Cost:

  • $10 / Free for CMA and Alliance Francaise members and students.
WednesdayMay 28
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
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.

SaturdayMay 31
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
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SaturdayJune 7
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
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SundayJune 8
Passport to Art: Stripes, Spots, and ScalesNoon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: Stripes, Spots, and Scales
Be inspired by the exhibition, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed, as you create a patterned animal portrait in this FREE monthly open studio program for families. Enjoy a family tour at 1:00 p.m., or take a self-guided tour of the Museum.

    Cost:

  • FREE
SaturdayJune 14
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
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