ThursdayFebruary 5
Photography 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Photography 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with Instructor Gordon Humphries to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of photography. Photography 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.
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  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members
FridayFebruary 6
Arts & Draughts7:00 - 11:00 p.m.Arts & Draughts
Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, musical performances including Charlotte’s Sinners and Saints and Amigo, D.I.Y. art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, and unique perspective tours. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY, and Free Times.
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  • $8 / $5 for members / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.
SaturdayFebruary 7
Contemporaries' Black Jack Ball7:30 - 11:30 p.m.Contemporaries' Black Jack Ball
This annual fundraising gala is the Contemporaries’ premiere event and is expected to draw a crowd of over 400 to the elegant, modern environment of the Columbia Museum of Art. In its 10th year, guests will enjoy an evening of Vegas-proportions in honor of the Contemporaries’ 21st birthday celebration. The event will begin with a silent art auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Scott Hall Catering, casino entertainment by Party Time DJs, music by Sol Fusion, and dancing in a show-stopping casino atmosphere designed by Cricket Newman Designs. All proceeds from the event benefit the Contemporaries Art Acquisition Fund. $55 / $100 for Contemporaries members and $75 / $135 for non-members. For more information, visit columbiacontemporaries.com.
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  • $55 /$100 for Contemporaries members and $75/$130 for non-members
TuesdayFebruary 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
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Bella Hristova, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Beethoven Piano Trio in c minor, Opus 1, No. 3
Stravinsky Suite from L'histoire du Soldat for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
Weber Grand 'Trio' Concertant for Clarinet, Piano and Cello (arr. Todd Palmer)
ThursdayFebruary 12
Photography 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Photography 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with Instructor Gordon Humphries to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of photography. Photography 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.
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  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members
TuesdayFebruary 17
Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Pisaro / Stuart / Bush ConcertHappy hour at 7:30 p.m., Concert at 8:00 p.m.Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Pisaro / Stuart / Bush Concert
Composer Michael Pisaro and percussionist Greg Stuart, whose recent collaborative performances at the CMA have been praised by the New York Times as "patient, unpredictable, exceedingly beautiful," join forces with the exemplary pianist Phillip Bush for an evening of innovative music-making. Pisaro's A mist is a collection of points for piano, percussion, and sine tones is a natural outgrowth of Pisaro and Stuart's field recording work in Congaree National Park - recently documented in the stunning Continuum Unbound (2014) box set on the Gravity Wave label - this new work engages with the "hyperchaotic" nature of change comprising not only our experience of the world, but the world itself. By considering the dynamic character of mist or fog, Pisaro's A mist is a collection of points creates a sonic terrain of dense, continuously rupturing and ultimately evaporating fields of color.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students.
WednesdayFebruary 18
Evening for Educators4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Evening for Educators
Enter the world of an American impressionist in the exhibition Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal. Curran's career blossomed in the decades when French impressionism had changed the art world. Charles Curran's heart was claimed by women, children and flowers, and he devoted a lifetime to painting them in the full light of day.
TuesdayFebruary 24
Tatara Fire: A Discussion with Henry MandellHappy hour 6:00 p.m. │Lecture 7:00 p.m.Tatara Fire: A Discussion with Henry Mandell
Henry Mandell was born in New York City and continues to live and work there, making abstract artworks with unusual methods. Paintings and works on paper are composed from text which is transformed into complex patterns from the outlines of all the words. Using stories, raw data, or poetry as a starting point and working by hand with a digital brush, Mandell transforms the shapes of letters into new forms using computers and drawing programs. Once completed, the paintings are printed on canvas with archival inkjet printers.



In 2014, his 11 x 26 foot mural Tatara Fire was installed in the Columbia Museum of Art. Commissioned by the museum, Tatara Fire refers to the symbols of transformation through fire. From the forging of ancient Japanese steel in traditional clay tatara kilns to the burning of the city of Columbia at the end of the Civil War, the artwork aims draw viewers into its intricate patterns, perhaps to reflect on how our past informs our present. The mural contains most of the 10,000 words from the source texts used to create the painting.



In addition to his fine art practice, Mr. Mandell is also Project Manager for the estate of Mark Rothko, working there to create digital archives of Rothko’s work and historical records, as well as overseeing all reproductions of the artist’s work and management of licensing. Mr. Mandell received a BFA in Fine Art from Ithaca College and has studied at Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York.



This lecture is sponsored by the CMA’s Contemporaries and by The Palladium Society of Historic Columbia.
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  • $10 / $8 members / $5 students. *Free for Contemporaries and Palladium members.
ThursdayFebruary 26
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.
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  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
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.
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    Cost:

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

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
SaturdayMarch 21
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.
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    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.
ThursdayApril 16
Days of Wine and Peonies6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Days of Wine and Peonies
Enjoy a delightful evening as you explore the exhibition Charles Courtney Curran Seeking the Ideal followed the art of flower arranging with Columbia's own Cricket Newman. Inspired by the beautiful blooms in the exhibition you will create your own spring time arrangement. Wine and oeuvre d’hors will be served. $60 / $50 for members.