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FridayNovember 30
A Conversation and Book Signing with Christopher Rothko NoonA Conversation and Book Signing with Christopher Rothko
The Columbia Museum of Art welcomes artist Mark Rothko's son, Christopher, to the Museum for a book signing and an engaging conversation with exhibition catalogue editor Dr. Brad Collins.

"Having Christopher share heartfelt insight on his father's work gives our visitors a unique and very personal connection to the artist's family," CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius, said. "CMA visitors are responding to Christopher's involvement in the TAP multimedia tour and his introductory essay in the catalogue in a powerful way. His visit will add more depth to their CMA experience."

Christopher has lectured extensively on his father's work at museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. He writes and edits numerous pieces on his father's artwork, prepares many of the Rothko exhibitions and was closely involved with the planning of the Rothko Centennial celebrations in Latvia and Russia in 2003. He is the editor of the book of his father's philosophical writings on art, The Artist's Reality.

"What the 1940s means above all for (Mark) Rothko is change. It is change on every level – artistic, technical, philosophical, professional, personal, attitudinal, aspirational – change so palpable it nearly bursts the seams of every canvas," Christopher said. "Rothko enters the decade a figurative painter and leaves it one of the most strikingly abstract. This is an exciting journey, for the viewer, as it was for the painter. Rothko is looking for something, looking intently, and we can search with him."

The book, The Artist's Reality, and the exhibition catalogue (in hard cover and soft cover) are available in the Museum Shop.

WednesdayMarch 4
Gladys' Gang: Colorful Impression10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys' Gang: Colorful Impression
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 color-filled work of art in the studio. Registration required as space is limited.

    Cost:

  • Free.
ThursdayMarch 5
Drawing 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Drawing 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA Instructor Mike Dwyer to explore basic techniques in the art of drawing. Drawing 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
FridayMarch 6
Seeking the Ideal Lecture and Book Signing with Jane FaquinNoon - 1:00 p.m.Seeking the Ideal Lecture and Book Signing with Jane Faquin
Jane Faquin, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal curator and author of the exhibition catalogue, will discuss Curran's life and work in the Gilded Age and the importance of his career in American art. Seeking the Ideal is the first retrospective exhibition of Curran's work and career since his death in 1942. It has been estimated that he produced more than 1,500 pictures during his career, mostly using family members as models, experimenting with a variety of artistic styles including impressionism, symbolism, tonalism, and naturalism. Co-sponsored by USC's College of Arts and Sciences.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
SaturdayMarch 7
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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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 14
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:

TuesdayMarch 17
ArtBreak: The Music of the 1893 World’s Fair with CMA Adjunct Curator of Music Peter Hoyt10:30 a.m. - NoonArtBreak: The Music of the 1893 World’s Fair with CMA Adjunct Curator of Music Peter Hoyt
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 CMA Adjunct Curator of Music Peter Hoyt discusses the music popular at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago in connection with the works in Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
ThursdayMarch 19
Watercolor 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Watercolor 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA Instructor Connie Manley to explore basic techniques in the art of watercolor. Watercolor 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
SaturdayMarch 21
Artist Salon: Artists from Gallery 80808Noon - 1:00 p.m.Artist Salon: Artists from Gallery 80808
This series features gallery talks about a wide range of topics and disciplines. Gallery 80808 opened in August of 1990 as part of the Vista Studios project, a joint venture of the Columbia Development Corporation and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Since then the facility has matured into a unique venue for Columbia’s visual arts and has become a vital part of the city’s contemporary art scene. This salon features Gallery 80808 artists responding to Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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:

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.
ThursdayMarch 26
Watercolor 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Watercolor 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA Instructor Connie Manley to explore basic techniques in the art of watercolor. Watercolor 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
SaturdayMarch 28
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.
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: