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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.

SaturdayNovember 1
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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WednesdayNovember 5
Gladys’ Gang: Picture Perfect10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys’ Gang: Picture Perfect
Explore the CMA’s temporary exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera and then re-create one of your favorite memories. Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture during the Gladys’ Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity.
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.

    Cost:

  • Members: $5 / Non-members: $8
SaturdayNovember 8
CMA Educator Workshop: Rockwell: It’s a Process10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.CMA Educator Workshop: Rockwell: It’s a Process
Designed for small groups, in-depth educator workshops use the Museum’s collection and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and to show innovative teaching approaches. Each educator receives an illustrated resource packet and a certificate of participation. Learn the process of one of America’s most beloved artists with a discussion on the historical impact of Rockwell’s work, with particular attention paid to his works that highlight the civil rights movement. Then, learn to incorporate images as text when you create a piece using photography, illustration, and painting. $30 includes lunch.

    Cost:

  • $30
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Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayNovember 9
Passport to Art: The Boy's (or Girl's) LifeNoon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: The Boy's (or Girl's) Life
Come get your Passport to Art and design your own magazine cover like Norman Rockwell using mixed media collage. 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 the galleries at your own leisure or join us for the guided family tour at 1:00 p.m.

    Cost:

  • Free.
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FridayNovember 14
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
SaturdayNovember 15
Film: Norman RockwellNoonFilm: Norman Rockwell
His glorious and direct paintings of everyday life celebrate an idealized view of America, but behind these simple images was a complicated man. 50 minutes. Free with membership or admission.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

FridayNovember 21
Lecture: Norman Rockwell: Painter (or Illustrator?) of AmericaNoonLecture: Norman Rockwell: Painter (or Illustrator?) of America
As famous and admired as he is, some in the art world still categorize Norman Rockwell as an "Illustrator" as if he were not also a fine artist. Indeed, Rockwell is often at the center of a long-running debate among art specialists as to whether or not such a distinction (between artist and illustrator) is, or ever was, valid. In his talk, CMA Chief Curator Will South examines how useful (or not) this argument has been to understanding Norman Rockwell, an artist so often cited as defining American values.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SaturdayNovember 22
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SaturdayNovember 29
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources: