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TuesdayMay 5
Free Days + Midlands GivesMidnight - 11:59:59 p.m.Free Days + Midlands Gives
Celebrate Midlands Gives All Day Long with the Columbia Museum of Art!

12:00 a.m. - 11:59:59 p.m.:
Donate to the CMA through our Midlands Gives Page

Midlands Gives is Central Carolina Community Foundation’s online resource that connects donors with nonprofit organizations like ours. For 24 hours on May 5, 2015 we have the chance to do something remarkable for the Midlands: raise as much money as possible for the organizations throughout the region that make our communities vibrant.

Contributions to the Columbia Museum of Art through Midlands Gives will benefit our upcoming exhibition From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces, an exciting, never-before-seen show featuring 55 of Warhol’s best-known portraits. Donations to the CMA to support From Marilyn to Mao will help the museum provide dynamic programming, events, and educational opportunities to our community all summer long. On May 5, visit our Midlands Gives page to make a donation.

Your gift will go further this Midlands Gives, thanks to a $2,500 matching gift from the anonymous The Cheerful Giver. Gifts we receive through the Midlands Gives website on May 5 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500. Please consider supporting the CMA to support our summer exhibition, and be a part of the art!

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: FREE ADMISSION to the CMA!

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Food Trucks, Music, and More at Midlands Gives on the Boyd Plaza!


Join the CMA and 18 other nonprofits for food trucks, music, and more! From 11 am to 2 pm on May 5, the CMA will be hosting a shared celebration of philanthropy and community.

Four of Columbia’s most fun food trucks will be serving delicious lunches:
- The Belgian Waffle Truck
- Bone-In Artisan Barbeque
- San Jose
- The Wurst Wagen

Stay for Entertainment by:
- WXRY will be doing a remote broadcast from the plaza
- Acoustic entertainment from Brent Lundy
- Performances by Columbia City Jazz
- A performance by junior musicians with the SC Philharmonic

Please come see us on Midlands Gives and share these plans with your friends and family, so we can bring as many donors as possible to Boyd Plaza to engage in philanthropy and have fun! We can’t wait to see you there. Let’s Magnify the Midlands! For more information on Midlands Gives, visit midlandsgives.org

Participating Nonprofits:
- 701 Center for Contemporary Art
- Auntie Karen Foundation
- Columbia City Ballet
- Columbia City Jazz
- Columbia Museum of Art
- EdVenture
- Girls on the Run of Columbia
- Historic Columbia
- Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America
- Lourie Center
- Prosperity Project, a Christ Central Ministry
- Richland County First Steps to School Readiness Partnership
- Richland County Recreation Foundation
- Richland Library Foundation
- South Carolina Philharmonic
- St. Lawrence Place
- The Nurturing Center
- WXRY/Independent Media Foundation
WednesdayMay 6
Gladys’ Gang: Magical May10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys’ Gang: Magical May
Join us for this popular series! Gladys’ Gang is a free, early childhood arts and literacy program for ages 2-5 that focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. Using art as a guide, children and their adult caregivers enjoy story time in the galleries followed by a hands-on art project in the CMA studios. The program is held the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. This month visit the Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal exhibition and create a May flower inspired salt painting in the studio. Registration required as space is limited.
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.
FridayMay 8
ArtBreak: Curran-Inspired Floral Arrangements with Grant Lorick10:30 a.m. - NoonArtBreak: Curran-Inspired Floral Arrangements with Grant Lorick
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 Grant Lorick, Something Special florist, discusses and creates arrangements inspired by the exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal. Free with membership or admission.
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.
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SundayMay 10
Passport to Art: Sponge and StencilNoon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: Sponge and Stencil
Come get your Passport to Art and, in folk-art tradition, create a sponge painted masterpiece on paper inspired by Bunzlaur Pottery before viewing the With Sponge, Brush, and Stencil: Bunzlauer Pottery from the Collection of the CMA exhibition. This free drop-in studio program for families features a new hands-on art project each month. After spending time in our open studios, explore our galleries at your own leisure or join us for the family tour at 1:00 p.m.

    Cost:

  • Free.
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.
Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Duo de Vista3:00 p.m.Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Duo de Vista
Duo de Vista has quickly become a passionate duo, engaging audiences across the U.S. with a wide variety of repertoire. The founding members, flutist, Teri Forscher-Milter and guitarist, Marina Alexandra, have been recognized in recital at universities, festivals, and concert series across the United States. Duo de Vista remains a dynamic chamber ensemble in the southeast, focusing on artistic expression and audience immersion.

Teri Forscher-Milter is a highly accomplished flutist, expressive performer, and a winner of the 1994 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She was honored by President Clinton for her playing in ceremony held at the White House following her performance at the Kennedy Center for the Arts. In 2002, Teri was diagnosed with focal dystonia, a neurological condition affecting two fingers on her left hand. In 2006, she returned to playing with a modified flute and continues to play with eight functioning fingers.

Marina Alexandra has established herself as a dynamic performer with a powerful stage presence. Finger Style Guitar Magazine described her as an "amazing player that commands the guitar with world-class technique and musicianship that is uncommon." Marina has a concert career spanning the last fifteen years, taking her to Piccolo Spoleto Festival, National Public Radio, Allentown Radio, and hundreds of venues including colleges and museums throughout the U.S. Marina is both founder and director of the Guitar Muse Society and the Southern Guitar Festival and Competitions.

    Cost:

  • 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.
SundayMay 31
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.