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ThursdayNovember 1
Doodle Club @ Meet Me At The Plaza11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Doodle Club @ Meet Me At The Plaza
Get your creative juices flowing at the CMA's Doodle Table during Meet Me At The Plaza! Start a new drawing with a partner, select one in progress from the table or participate in timed drawings. Collaborate, doodle and draw with your fellow artists and art lovers. All art supplies are provided. All ages are welcome. City Center Partnership hosts Meet Me At The Plaza on the first Thursday of each month and features lunch options for purchase or bring your own and musical entertainment to enjoy on Boyd Plaza.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Films from MoMA: Josef AlbersNoonFilms from MoMA: Josef Albers
Films from MoMA is a new series at CMA providing access to an unparalleled collection of rare films and videos from the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film. Josef Albers was a notable painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, writer and teacher. He worked from 1908 to 1913 as a schoolteacher in Bottrop and from 1913 to 1915 trained as an art teacher at the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin, where he was exposed to many current art movements and to the work of such Old Masters as Dürer and Holbein. His figurative drawings of the next few years, which he kept hidden and which were discovered only after his death, show that he applied these influences to his consistent concern with the simplest and most effective means of communicating his subject; he drew rabbits, schoolgirls and the local landscape in as dispassionate and impersonal a manner as possible. 30 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
Book Signing & Meet and Greet: 100 Southern Artists 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Book Signing & Meet and Greet: 100 Southern Artists
Enjoy First Thursday on Main and meet some of the South Carolina artists represented in the new book, 100 Southern Artists by E. Ashley Rooney. The book features 23 South Carolina artists including Patti Brady, Toni Elkins, Phil Garrett, Mana Hewitt, Mary Walker, Enid Williams, Paul Yanko and Linda Young. All these artists will be available at the book signing. The book is available for purchase in the Museum Shop. The book takes a fresh look at the magical and insightful compositions of 100 living artists living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. In oil, pastels, sculpture, and wood, with a diversity of styles and influences, including pop surrealism, realism, and expressionism, these artists capture the rich traditions of the south.

    Cost:

  • Free.
FridayNovember 2
Arts & Draughts7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Arts & Draughts
This month Arts & Draughts partners with Free Times Music Crawl to present great performances by numerous bands all night including Floating Action from Asheville, NC. Enjoy beer tastings provided by The Whig, a unique perspective tour of the Museum's collection with Insurance Claims Examiner Matthew Butler, DIY art projects, interactive performances and more. Arts & Draughts is an interactive party brought to you by Free Times, Earth Fare, WXRY and The Whig. Art, drink and be happy!

For more information visit www.columbiamuseum.org/artsanddraughts/.
SaturdayNovember 3
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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WednesdayNovember 7
Wee Wednesdays: Stamping Sensations! (ages 2-5)10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Wee Wednesdays: Stamping Sensations! (ages 2-5)
Learn about patterns as we explore the galleries searching for repeating shapes, colors and lines and create a patterned masterpiece using printmaking techniques in the studios. 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 Wee Wednesday series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the art exploration theme.

Sponsored by

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    Cost:

  • One adult and one child for the remaining fall season: $24 / $12 for Kids Plus! members and above. Each additional child is $12.
Art School: Painting the Rothko Way 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Art School: Painting the Rothko Way
Create your own canvas of vibrant paintings in the style of Mark Rothko. Students (ages 16 and up) learn about brushes, paint application tools, canvas construction, color theory and how to build up multiple layers using modern acrylic paint and mediums. Instructor Grant N. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has taught courses at the CMA since 2003.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • $100 / $80 for members for 4 week series
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FridayNovember 9
One Room School House: Figure, Line, Color10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.One Room School House: Figure, Line, Color
Home school students explore Rothko with a guided tour and further investigate Rothko's early years by focusing on complementary colors, line quality, and his use of the figure in their own works. This program is designed especially for home-school children (ages 4 and up) and their parents.



Sponsored by

    Purchase Tickets Now!

    Cost:

  • One adult and one child is $24 or $12 for Kids Plus! members for the remaining fall season. Each additional child is $12 (limit 3 children per adult).
SaturdayNovember 10
Films from MoMA: Josef Albers1:00 p.m.Films from MoMA: Josef Albers
Films from MoMA is a new series at CMA providing access to an unparalleled collection of rare films and videos from the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film. Josef Albers was a notable painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, writer and teacher. He worked from 1908 to 1913 as a schoolteacher in Bottrop and from 1913 to 1915 trained as an art teacher at the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin, where he was exposed to many current art movements and to the work of such Old Masters as Dürer and Holbein. His figurative drawings of the next few years, which he kept hidden and which were discovered only after his death, show that he applied these influences to his consistent concern with the simplest and most effective means of communicating his subject; he drew rabbits, schoolgirls and the local landscape in as dispassionate and impersonal a manner as possible. 30 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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.
  • Related Resources:

SundayNovember 11
Passport to Art: Autumn ImpressionsNoon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: Autumn Impressions
Using the colorful autumn leaves, create a lasting impression of nature’s magnificence in this FREE monthly open studio program for families. Next, enjoy a guided family tour at 1:00 p.m. or take a self-guided tour of the Museum.

Get your passport stamped 10 out of 12 months and be eligible to
win a free Kids Plus! Membership!

Passports are available in the studio with the docent!


Sponsored by

    Cost:

  • FREE
Family Gallery Tour1:00 p.m.Family Gallery Tour
Join us for a free 45-minute guided tour that complements our monthly program, passport to art. The family-friendly approach of this tour teaches participants how to interact with the world of art and how to talk about art with children.
Supported by SCE&G.

    Cost:

  • Free
WednesdayNovember 14
Art School: Painting the Rothko Way 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Art School: Painting the Rothko Way
Create your own canvas of vibrant paintings in the style of Mark Rothko. Students (ages 16 and up) learn about brushes, paint application tools, canvas construction, color theory and how to build up multiple layers using modern acrylic paint and mediums. Instructor Grant N. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has taught courses at the CMA since 2003.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • $100 / $80 for members for 4 week series
  • Related Resources:

Concert: Tom RussellDoors at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.
Concert: Tom Russell
Singer/songwriter Tom Russell returns with "Mesabi" a powerful follow-up to his acclaimed 2009 album Blood and Candle Smoke. A consummate storyteller, Russell has amassed a devoted following that cherishes his vivid, novelistic tales evoking the spirit of the American experience in tightly constructed, panoramic vignettes. Among his most ardent fans are fellow artists; Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, k.d. lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Iris Dement, Dave Alvin, Joe Ely, Ian Tyson, Nanci Griffith, and Guy Clark have all recorded Tom's songs.

A fierce, sharply drawn portrait...surgical songwriting skills...pick of the week...New Yorker, 9/8/11


Cash bar provided by The Whig.
SaturdayNovember 17
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.
  • Related Resources:

SundayNovember 18
Tour de Lengua Española1:30 p.m.Tour de Lengua Española
Una visita guiada a la colección del Museo de la lengua española. Esta familia de funciones fáciles de gira obras maestras del Renacimiento italiano, Barroco y Rococó de la Colección Samuel H. Kress y galerías de América del Museo.

    Cost:

  • Gratis.
Everything Old is New Again!3:00 p.m.Everything Old is New Again!
Before the Wobble, Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle and the likes, there were dances like the Charleston, Shim Sham Shimmy, Black Bottom and the Cake Walk. Come engage with the Benedict College Dance Collective Workshop in this Lecture Demonstration/Workshop on Vernacular Dances. Dance Performance and Audience Participation.

    Cost:

  • Free.
TuesdayNovember 20
Columbia Design League Meet the Designer: Dr. Ken Huggins6:00 p.m.Columbia Design League Meet the Designer: Dr. Ken Huggins
Join the Columbia Design League as they explore the vast toaster collection of Dr. Ken Huggins. Huggins leads a discussion and displays some of his toasters. Huggins has collected and restored more than 1,100 toasters and is a member of the Toaster Collectors Association. Huggins has also been featured on several national and cable network television programs including CBS Sunday Morning. Watch this video for more info!

    Cost:

  • $10 / free for CDL members.
WednesdayNovember 21
Art School: Painting the Rothko Way 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Art School: Painting the Rothko Way
Create your own canvas of vibrant paintings in the style of Mark Rothko. Students (ages 16 and up) learn about brushes, paint application tools, canvas construction, color theory and how to build up multiple layers using modern acrylic paint and mediums. Instructor Grant N. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has taught courses at the CMA since 2003.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • $100 / $80 for members for 4 week series
  • Related Resources:

ThursdayNovember 22
Closed for ThanksgivingClosed for Thanksgiving
The CMA wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
SaturdayNovember 24
Films from MoMA: Josef Albers1:00 p.m.Films from MoMA: Josef Albers
Films from MoMA is a new series at CMA providing access to an unparalleled collection of rare films and videos from the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film. Josef Albers was a notable painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, writer and teacher. He worked from 1908 to 1913 as a schoolteacher in Bottrop and from 1913 to 1915 trained as an art teacher at the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin, where he was exposed to many current art movements and to the work of such Old Masters as Dürer and Holbein. His figurative drawings of the next few years, which he kept hidden and which were discovered only after his death, show that he applied these influences to his consistent concern with the simplest and most effective means of communicating his subject; he drew rabbits, schoolgirls and the local landscape in as dispassionate and impersonal a manner as possible. 30 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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.
  • Related Resources:

WednesdayNovember 28
Art School: Painting the Rothko Way 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Art School: Painting the Rothko Way
Create your own canvas of vibrant paintings in the style of Mark Rothko. Students (ages 16 and up) learn about brushes, paint application tools, canvas construction, color theory and how to build up multiple layers using modern acrylic paint and mediums. Instructor Grant N. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has taught courses at the CMA since 2003.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • $100 / $80 for members for 4 week series
  • Related Resources:

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.