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ThursdayApril 4
Film: New Ways of Seeing Picasso, Braque and the Cubist Revolution NoonFilm: New Ways of Seeing Picasso, Braque and the Cubist Revolution
For the first time an exhibition explores a creative partnership unequaled in the history of art- the exchange between Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque that led to Cubism, the most influential art movement of this century. Like "mountain climbers roped together," Braque and Picasso defined the concepts of Cubism. Fundamental differences in technique, vision and temperament fueled their joint exploration. Inventive in the use of materials and textures, they are often disconcerting images. Cubism virtually transformed all the visual arts, and remains what most of us still think as "modern art." (58 minutes)

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
FridayApril 5
Baker & Baker Art of Music Series presents: John Tecklenburg Jazz QuartetDoors at 6:00 pm
Concert at 7:00 pm
Baker & Baker Art of Music Series presents: John Tecklenburg Jazz Quartet
The Baker & Baker Art of Music Series presents the John Tecklenburg Jazz Quartet with music inspired by the exhibition Impressionism from Monet to Matisse. Although “Impressionist Music” was a term used to describe the romantic classical works of composers like Debussy and Ravel in the late 19th century, perhaps the term is more aptly applied to the unique American art form – Jazz. The Quartet features classical and jazz musicians who offer collaborative interpretations of the Sounds of Impressionism. Tecklenburg studied piano and jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He plays with various small jazz bands, including a weekly gig with the Gennaro's house band for the last 29 years. He has also produced jazz performances for Piccolo Spoleto, MOJA, and numerous non-profit and community events.
SaturdayApril 6
Art School: Learn to Landscape in a Day10:00 am – 2:00 pmArt School: Learn to Landscape in a Day
Paint in the Impressionist style on the beautiful grounds of Historic Columbia’s Robert Mills House and Gardens. Learn the oil painting techniques and tools used to create dramatic studies of light and shadow as favored by Monet, Renoir and Cézanne. Instructor Grant Jackson has taught courses at the CMA since 2003 and at USC. All materials are included. Students may want to bring a camera for reference.
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.
Columbia Design League: Runaway Runway 2013Doors at 7:00 p.m.
Show at 8:00 p.m.
Columbia Design League: Runaway Runway 2013
Runaway Runway is a design competition that brings together talented designers to turn trash into sustainable fashion treasures. The event is Columbia's premiere spring fashion show and highlights the value of recycling and living green. Be a part of this fun and funky event that attracts a wide audience – from the young, hip and creative to long time patrons of the arts in Columbia. All come together to marvel at what designers can create from such a variety of used materials such as coffee filters, bottle caps, empty containers, industrial scraps, newspapers and plastic bags.

For more information, visit columbiadesignleague.org.

This event will be held at the Township Auditorium on April 6.
SundayApril 7
New Music Workshop: Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation3:00 pmNew Music Workshop: Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation
Join Greg Stuart along with New Music Workshop members Chris Johnson and Ari Lindenbaum for an afternoon of sonic exploration as they perform Michael Pisaro's gorgeous Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation (2010-2011). This work, inspired by recent hypotheses regarding the electromagnetic character of Saturn's Rings, features an 88-note piano "melody." The “melody” includes a series of 13 concentric "rings" of sine tones, radio static, percussion and other elements which cycle around this central source.

    Cost:

  • Free.
WednesdayApril 10
Art Class: Figure Drawing for Beginners and the Semi-Awesome 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Art Class: Figure Drawing for Beginners and the Semi-Awesome
Ever wonder if you could draw? Maybe it's been a while and you want to brush up your skills. This six-week class for ages 16+ focuses on drawing fundamentals and provides students the opportunity to work from nude models to develop their abilities. Students learn about gesture, contour, value relationships and comprehension of mass. All materials are provided. Instructor Michael Dwyer is the CMA Exhibition Designer and Preparator.

USC Fashion Board Symposium featuring The Shop Tart and a former Lucky Magazine editor6:30 pmUSC Fashion Board Symposium featuring The Shop Tart and a former Lucky Magazine editor
The USC Fashion Board is a student organization dedicated to giving students a platform through which to educate themselves and the surrounding Columbia community about the world of fashion and retail. The multi-disciplinary organization provides students with experience in visual merchandising, publicity, styling and event organization in addition to many other things. The Symposium and Q&A session features moderator Anne Postic (Shop Tart blog) and keynote speaker Amy Flurry. A freelance writer, editor and stylist of 15 years, Flurry’s work has been featured in InStyle, Conde Nast Traveler, Country Living, O @ Home and House Beautiful magazines.

    Cost:

  • Free.
ThursdayApril 11
CMA College Collective
Political Pop: A Lecture by Brad Collins
7:00 pm
CMA College Collective Political Pop: A Lecture by Brad Collins
Come listen to Dr. Collins discuss the social and political criticisms offered by Pop artists of the 1960's. James Rosenquist, Martha Rosler, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Allan D'Arcangelo, and Rosalyn Drexler are just a few of the artists who will be discussed.

Get more info about the College Collective at cmacollege.wordpress.com.

    Cost:

  • Free
    Must have a valid college ID to attend
FridayApril 12
One Room School House: Metallic Impressions10:00 - 11:30 am or 1:00 - 2:30 pmOne Room School House:  Metallic Impressions
Travel through the galleries discovering line, pattern and texture. Afterward, create a textured piece using sheet metal and carving tools. This five-series program is designed especially for home-school children (ages 4 and up) and their parents. Supported by SCE&G.

    Cost:

  • One adult and one child is $24 / $12 for KidsPlus! members and above for the remaining spring season. Each additional child is $15.
SaturdayApril 13
FAAAC Goes to Sumter: Treasures in our Neighborhood 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.FAAAC Goes to Sumter: Treasures in our Neighborhood
Join the Friends of African American Art and Culture to explore local art and artists. Just one hour from Columbia, in Sumter, we will discover the worlds of visual art, theatre, horticulture and collecting.

Register early! This event is limited to 16 FAAAC Members.

Not a FAAAC Member? Join here.


Throughout the day, we will visit:

Pearl Fryar’s Home and Topiary Garden
Since the early 1980s, Pearl Fryar has created fantastic topiary at his garden in Bishopville, South Carolina. Fryar and his garden are internationally recognized and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, television shows, and even a documentary, A Man Named Pearl. Today, the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden draws visitors from around the globe.

Karen Watson, Sumter Gallery of Art
Karen Watson, gallery director, hosts a discussion the SCGA’s current exhibition, “Sumter Collects II.” Collectors with works from their collections in the show join us for a conversation about the joys of collecting.

Gerard Williams, co-founder of AFRICOBRA
With the birth of the 1960s Black Arts Movement, many African-American artists began to turn their craft to address themes of Black pride, self-determination, and Black culture. Emerging from this movement was an artists’ collective called AFRICOBRA. Gerald Williams describes their mission as “to encapsulate the quintessential features of African-American consciousness and world view as reflected in real time 1968 terms.”

Eric Bultman, The Sumter Little Theatre
Mr. Bultman, executive director of the SLT, divides his time between managing an ambitious season of plays, teaching at the SLT and acting and directing for the USC theatre department. After we enjoy a dress rehearsal, he joins us for a conversation on theatre and the African American experience.

Harriett Green of the SC Arts Commission will facilitate conversations between artists and FAAAC members for the day, providing background and promoting discussion.

Transportation not included; FAAAC encourages and will facilitate car pooling.
Deadline: Reservations and payment by Friday, April 6.
To register, or for more information, contact Preach Jacobs at 803.343.2181 or pjacobs@columbiamuseum.org.
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.
Film: New Ways of Seeing Picasso, Braque and the Cubist Revolution 1:00 – 2:00 pm Film: New Ways of Seeing Picasso, Braque and the Cubist Revolution
For the first time an exhibition explores a creative partnership unequaled in the history of art- the exchange between Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque that led to Cubism, the most influential art movement of this century. Like "mountain climbers roped together" Braque and Picasso defined the concepts of Cubism. Fundamental differences in technique, vision and temperament fueled their joint exploration. Inventive in the use of materials and textures, they are often disconcerting images. Cubism virtually transformed all the visual arts, and remains what most of us still think as "modern art." (58 minutes)

    Cost:

  • Free for members or with admission.
SundayApril 14
Passport to Art: City StreetsNoon - 3:00 pmPassport to Art: City Streets
Create a wax-resist cityscape during this free monthly open studio program for families. Then enjoy a themed family tour at 1:00 pm or take a self-guided tour of the CMA. Supported by SCE&G.

    Cost:

  • Free
Family Gallery Tour1:00 pmFamily Gallery Tour
This free, 45-minute guided and interactive tour explores the world of art in a way that can be enjoyed by all family members. Discover the CMA in a new way and learn how to talk about art with your children. Supported by SCE&G.

    Cost:

  • Free
WednesdayApril 17
Music 101 Series: British Music and Art in the Age of Handel and Hogarth10:00 am Music 101 Series: British Music and Art in the Age of Handel and Hogarth
The spring Music 101 lecture series features a six-week exploration of British culture during the 18th century. Peter Hoyt, the CMA Adjunct Curator for Music, presents a panoramic survey of this tumultuous period in England and its colonies. In addition to listening to compositions, participants examine architects, artists and the English tradition of comic engravings as exemplified by William Hogarth and his successors. A frequent guest speaker and program annotator for New York’s Lincoln Center, Dr. Hoyt is a historian specializing in the relationship between 18th-century music and its sister disciplines. He is currently the President of the Mozart Society of America.
Art Class: Figure Drawing for Beginners and the Semi-Awesome 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Art Class: Figure Drawing for Beginners and the Semi-Awesome
Ever wonder if you could draw? Maybe it's been a while and you want to brush up your skills. This six-week class for ages 16+ focuses on drawing fundamentals and provides students the opportunity to work from nude models to develop their abilities. Students learn about gesture, contour, value relationships and comprehension of mass. All materials are provided. Instructor Michael Dwyer is the CMA Exhibition Designer and Preparator.

ThursdayApril 18
CMA and Indie Grits Presents: Dent May8:00 - 11:00 pmCMA and Indie Grits Presents: Dent May
The Indie Grits Festival, the CMA and The Whig present Dent May, an Animal Collective's record label alum, who brings a blend of throwback pop music ala Lee Hazlewood mixed with the Beach Boy's Pet Sounds. Columbia's own People Person starts the evening at the CMA and many bands follow.

To purchase tickets, visit www.nickelodeon.org.

    Cost:

  • $10 or $8 for CMA / Nickelodeon members.
FridayApril 19
Artist Salon Series: Stephen ChesleyNoonArtist Salon Series: Stephen Chesley
The Artist Salon Series features gallery talks, led by working artists, about a wide range of subjects, topics and disciplines. In this talk, artist Stephen Chesley discusses his own process in relation to the exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse.
SaturdayApril 20
About Face: Monet to Matisse Plein Air Painting 9:00 am – Noon About Face: Monet to Matisse Plein Air Painting
Watch About Face members engage in a very French pursuit of plein air painting on Boyd Plaza. Plein air means “in the open air" and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Want to join in? Bring your art supplies and we will provide the easel. About Face is a group of artists representing a wide range of ages and abilities and offering a supportive and friendly atmosphere in which to hone artistic skills.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Buddhist Lecture: "Creating Happiness: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times"12:00 - 1:30 pm Buddhist Lecture:
Within our mind lies an extraordinary potential for inner peace and happiness. We can access that potential through the simple practice of meditation. Learn to let go of the agitated states of mind, including anger, which produces unhappiness. Learn to cultivate peaceful, powerful minds of love, acceptance, wisdom and joy. Participants gain the special skill of creating happiness for themselves and others. Leader Gen Kelsang Nyema, an American Buddhist nun is the Resident Teacher of Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center in Columbia, SC.

    Cost:

  • This free event is open to everyone.
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.
SundayApril 21
Tour and Tasting6:00 p.m.Tour and Tasting
CMA Curator Victoria Cooke gives a private tour through Impressionism from Monet to Matisse, followed by a tasting of French wine and cheese pairings. Don’t miss this last exclusive look at Impressionist masterpieces after the galleries have closed.

Sponsored by Southern Wine and Spirits and Whole Foods.

    Sold Out

    Cost:

  • $45 / $35 for members
WednesdayApril 24
Music 101 Series: British Music and Art in the Age of Handel and Hogarth10:00 am Music 101 Series: British Music and Art in the Age of Handel and Hogarth
The spring Music 101 lecture series features a six-week exploration of British culture during the 18th century. Peter Hoyt, the CMA Adjunct Curator for Music, presents a panoramic survey of this tumultuous period in England and its colonies. In addition to listening to compositions, participants examine architects, artists and the English tradition of comic engravings as exemplified by William Hogarth and his successors. A frequent guest speaker and program annotator for New York’s Lincoln Center, Dr. Hoyt is a historian specializing in the relationship between 18th-century music and its sister disciplines. He is currently the President of the Mozart Society of America.
FridayApril 26
Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction7:00 pmContemporaries’ Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction
The 10th annual Contemporaries' Artist of the Year Soirée (CAY) honors emerging artists from across South Carolina.
This event provides artists with an opportunity to showcase their art and allows attendees to bid on contemporary
art. The Soirée includes artwork by SC artists, a silent auction, music, food, open bar and live entertainment. For more information, visit columbiacontemporaries.com.
SaturdayApril 27
Slow Art Day10:00 am – 5:00 pm Slow Art Day
All over the world, people visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly on Slow Art Day. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
SundayApril 28
6th Annual Greater Columbia Record FairNoon – 5:00 pm 6th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair
Record enthusiasts from across the East Coast sell common to ultra rare LPs, 45s, CDs, and DVDs. The Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul provides the music and The Whig provides a cash bar and pizza. For more info visit the Greater Columbia Record Fair's Facebook Page.

    Cost:

  • Free to attend.
TuesdayApril 30
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.

Paganini: String Quartet in E Major (after Guitar Quartet No. 7, MS34)
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)
Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59, No. 3 “Razumovsky”

Musicians:
Aaron Boyd, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to concert.

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