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WednesdayJanuary 2
Wee Wednesdays: Snowy Wonders! 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Wee Wednesdays: Snowy Wonders!
Shake off the cold and travel through the galleries looking for the animals and make a snow animal in the art studio. This five-series program is designed especially for preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their adult companions. Participants explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture.
Registration available soon.

Supported by SCE&G.
    Purchase Tickets Now!

    Cost:

  • One adult and one child is $60 / $30 for KidsPlus! members and above for the spring season. Each additional child is $15.
ThursdayJanuary 3
Film: PBS American Visions: A Wave from the AtlanticNoonFilm: PBS American Visions: A Wave from the Atlantic
American Visions, an eight-part series on American art written and narrated by Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes, is both an account of American life and a tribute to American art. Filmed in 100 locations around the country, covering everything from Quaker to Shaker, George Washington to Bierstadt, Remington to Warhol, and the skyscrapers of New York City, Hughes has applied his considerable wit and imagination to the problem of revealing how art records and preserves both points of view and ways of life. It is American history told through art, not merely a history of art. It offers a perspective that is refreshingly elevating and inclusive. In A Wave from the Atlantic, Hughes further explores the legacy of technology while considering immigration and urbanism in turn-of-the-century American art. As a transplanted Australian, Hughes has personal experience with the process of turning "foreigners into Americans." "Overlay and mixture," he asserts, "is fundamental to American life." But it inevitably breeds conflict and differing values. 105 minutes.
FridayJanuary 4
First Friday Extended HoursWe are open until 8pm!First Friday Extended Hours
Here's your extra chance to make a last minute visit to Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950.
The museum is open until 8:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month (except December).

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Artist Salon Series: Mike Dwyer Noon Artist Salon Series: Mike Dwyer
This series features gallery talks led by working artists about a wide range of subjects, topics and disciplines. Local artist and CMA exhibition designer, Mike Dwyer, talks about his own painting process in relation to the exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Baker and Baker Presents: Art of Music: fields have ears (9) (Emergence)Doors at 7:00 p.m.
Concert at 8:00 p.m.
Baker and Baker Presents:  Art of Music: fields have ears (9) (Emergence)
Enjoy the final weekend of the exhibition Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950 with contemporary experimental music by Los Angeles composer Michael Pisaro and USC music professor Greg Stuart.

This special Art of Music concert features over 50 musicians from Columbia in the premier performance of Pisaro's fields have ears (9) (Emergence), composed specifically for this performance. Just as Rothko's work in The Decisive Decade moves slowly from abstract figures toward flickering planes of color, a dense sonic field gradually arises from a disparate collection of sounds in Pisaro's fields have ears (9) (Emergence).
SaturdayJanuary 5
Gallery Tour: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-19501:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950
A guided tour of the exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950, offers insight into Mark Rothko and his works.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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WednesdayJanuary 9
Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism
USC Art Professor Dr. Brad Collins traces the major developments in French painting in this four-part lecture series. Lecture topics include the birth of Impressionism, the work of major Post-Impressionists and the development of Fauvism during the first decade of the 20th century.

Wednesdays, January 9 - 30.
ThursdayJanuary 10
Contemporaries Wine 101 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Contemporaries Wine 101
Join the Contemporaries for the return of the popular 101 series and learn the art of wine tasting from Rosso Trattoria Italia owner and chef Kristian Niemi. This educational series offers a broad range of programs throughout the year including classes on photography, starting an art collection and even a behind-the-scenes look at an exhibition installation.

Open to Contemporaries members only.

    Sold Out

    Cost:

  • To become a Contemporaries member or to RSVP, call 803.799.2810.
FridayJanuary 11
One Room School House: Ceramic CreationsMorning: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
One Room School House: Ceramic Creations
Search and learn about texture, form and space from the ceramic works featured in the Asian galleries. In the art studio, students make a ceramic piece based on what they learned during the tour. Designed especially for home-school children (ages 4 and up) and their parents, this five-series program combines an exploration of the galleries with a creative activity.

Supported by SCE&G.
    Purchase Tickets Now!

    Cost:

  • One adult and one child is $60 / $30 for KidsPlus! members and above for the spring season. Each additional child is $15.
SaturdayJanuary 12
Film: PBS American Visions: A Wave from the Atlantic1:00 p.m.Film: PBS American Visions: A Wave from the Atlantic
American Visions, an eight-part series on American art written and narrated by Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes, is both an account of American life and a tribute to American art. Filmed in 100 locations around the country, covering everything from Quaker to Shaker, George Washington to Bierstadt, Remington to Warhol, and the skyscrapers of New York City, Hughes has applied his considerable wit and imagination to the problem of revealing how art records and preserves both points of view and ways of life. It is American history told through art, not merely a history of art. It offers a perspective that is refreshingly elevating and inclusive. In A Wave from the Atlantic, Hughes further explores the legacy of technology while considering immigration and urbanism in turn-of-the-century American art. As a transplanted Australian, Hughes has personal experience with the process of turning "foreigners into Americans." "Overlay and mixture," he asserts, "is fundamental to American life." But it inevitably breeds conflict and differing values. 105 minutes.
SundayJanuary 13
Museum ClosedMuseum Closed
We are thrilled to have our new Heating and Air-conditioning system installed, but sadly we have to close our galleries today. Come back on Tuesday to visit the galleries!
WednesdayJanuary 16
Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism
USC Art Professor Dr. Brad Collins traces the major developments in French painting in this four-part lecture series. Lecture topics include the birth of Impressionism, the work of major Post-Impressionists and the development of Fauvism during the first decade of the 20th century.

Wednesdays, January 9 - 30.
ThursdayJanuary 17
FAAAC Lecture on African-American painter Allan Crite5:30 p.m.FAAAC Lecture on African-American painter Allan Crite
The CMA membership affiliate group, Friends of African American Art and Culture (FAAAC) hosts Warren Wilson College art professor Dr. Julie Caro for an illustrated lecture on African-American painter Allan Crite. Often considered the grandfather of the Boston art scene, Crite's paintings depict religious themes and general African-American experiences. His 1946 painting Madonna of the Subway is an example of a blend of genres, showing a Black Holy Mother and baby Jesus riding on Boston's subway. Crite said, "I've only done one piece of work in my whole life and I am still at it. I wanted to paint people of color as normal humans. I tell the story of man through the black figure." Special thanks to the Greek Orthodox Church for their sponsorship of this program. A reception follows the lecture.

    Cost:

  • Free to the public.
FridayJanuary 18
Lecture and Book Signing: A Memoir of James De Veaux, of Charleston, S.C.NoonLecture and Book Signing: A Memoir of James De Veaux, of Charleston, S.C.
Join USC Press Editor Alexander Moore for a lecture and book signing of A Memoir of James De Veaux, of Charleston, S.C. James De Veaux (1812–1844) was a promising young South Carolina-born artist who began his career painting portraits in South Carolina and along the East Coast. De Veaux's paintings and writings offer insight into the artistic culture of antebellum South Carolina. First published by Robert W. Gibbes in 1846, this biography of De Veaux surveys his education, early career and success as a portrait painter. The new Southern Classics edition includes a scholarly introduction and textual notes by Alexander Moore, including biographical and art history information. With particular attention to De Veaux and Gibbes, Moore examines the destruction wrought by the Civil War on the artistic, scientific and literary culture of South Carolina. The book is available in the Museum Shop.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
SaturdayJanuary 19
Art School: Learn to Draw in a Day (ages 16 and up)10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Art School: Learn to Draw in a Day (ages 16 and up)
Are you curious about the basics of art? Instructor Grant Jackson uses simple objects to introduce students to the core fundamentals of drawing from observation. Students use a variety of drawing tools to learn about line, gesture, contour, perspective, space, light and shade. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has a taught at the CMA since 2003. He also taught design, drawing, and photography at USC. All supplies included.

TuesdayJanuary 22
Craft Bar Happy Hour6:00 - 9:00 p.m.Craft Bar Happy Hour

This event has been canceled.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


Craft Bar Happy Hour is back again for kid, teen and adult crafters! Bring your project and enjoy great snacks, refreshing beverages and the best of crafter camaraderie to get your juices flowing in the CMA's unconventional craft haven. Don't have a project? No worries, pick up a featured craft kit for $12 that night. Reserve your spot early - this intimate evening is quite popular.

Sponsored by Skirt! Magazine and Earth Fare.

WednesdayJanuary 23
Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism
USC Art Professor Dr. Brad Collins traces the major developments in French painting in this four-part lecture series. Lecture topics include the birth of Impressionism, the work of major Post-Impressionists and the development of Fauvism during the first decade of the 20th century.

Wednesdays, January 9 - 30.
ThursdayJanuary 24
Members' Exhibition Preview Celebration: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse 6:00 p.m.Members' Exhibition Preview Celebration: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse
Due to overwhelming popularity, we are no longer able to accept reservations for the Members' Exhibition Preview Celebration on Thursday, January 24.
Impressionism from Monet to Matisse opens to the public on Friday, January 25 and is free for members.
Opening Day Lecture: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse
FridayJanuary 25
Opening Day Lecture: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse NoonOpening Day Lecture: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse
CMA chief curator Dr. Will South discusses the exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse and offers insight into the artists and their work.
SaturdayJanuary 26
Film: PBS American Visions: A Wave from the Atlantic1:00 p.m.Film: PBS American Visions: A Wave from the Atlantic
American Visions, an eight-part series on American art written and narrated by Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes, is both an account of American life and a tribute to American art. Filmed in 100 locations around the country, covering everything from Quaker to Shaker, George Washington to Bierstadt, Remington to Warhol, and the skyscrapers of New York City, Hughes has applied his considerable wit and imagination to the problem of revealing how art records and preserves both points of view and ways of life. It is American history told through art, not merely a history of art. It offers a perspective that is refreshingly elevating and inclusive. In A Wave from the Atlantic, Hughes further explores the legacy of technology while considering immigration and urbanism in turn-of-the-century American art. As a transplanted Australian, Hughes has personal experience with the process of turning "foreigners into Americans." "Overlay and mixture," he asserts, "is fundamental to American life." But it inevitably breeds conflict and differing values. 105 minutes.
Gallery Tour: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse
A guided tour of the exhibition Impressionism from Monet to Matisse offers insight into the artists and their works.
TuesdayJanuary 29
Evening for Educators: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse4:30 p.m.Evening for Educators: Impressionism from Monet to Matisse
Connect and collaborate with fellow South Carolina educators during this free introduction to the exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse. All participants receive resources and tools to reinforce cross-curriculum standards in their classrooms.

To register or for more information, email tours@columbiamuseum.org.
WednesdayJanuary 30
Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Lecture Series: Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Fauvism
USC Art Professor Dr. Brad Collins traces the major developments in French painting in this four-part lecture series. Lecture topics include the birth of Impressionism, the work of major Post-Impressionists and the development of Fauvism during the first decade of the 20th century.

Wednesdays, January 9 - 30.