SaturdayJanuary 31
Auntie Karen Day11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Auntie Karen Day
The eleventh annual Auntie Karen Celebration of African American History Program is designed to provide a venue to display the works and talents of local vendors and artisans. The 2015 program features local performers specializing in jazz and gospel, poetry, and visual arts. The Shops at Auntie Karen’s Place will feature local vendors and artisans throughout the entire program.

    Cost:

  • Free
MondayFebruary 2
About Face Drawing Session10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Session
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
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.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members
SaturdayFebruary 7
Film: Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of ExpressionNoonFilm: Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression
A documentary about the life and work of one of America’s great painters, Jacob Lawrence, the first African American to be represented by a New York Gallery. Emphasis is placed on the epic narratives he painted about the struggles of the African-American people. Central to the film is the attention given to the emotional aspects of creating art as well as the importance of motivation and determination for success. 28 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
TuesdayFebruary 10
ArtBreak: Ward Briggs10:30 a.m. - NoonArtBreak: Ward Briggs
ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker, typically from outside the art world, who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA. This month, begin the morning at the museum with pastries and coffee sold at a pop-up café by Drip before classicist Ward Briggs discusses mythology and its impact on art through the ages.

Ward Briggs served as Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Louise Fry Scudder Professor of Humanities Emeritus at USC until 2011. He has published widely in the field of classics, with particular attention to Roman authors and the history of classical studies in the US.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
About Face Drawing SessionPortrait Drawing | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
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.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members
TuesdayFebruary 17
Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Panel Discussion on the Burning of Columbia- Free

By bringing in scholars who are generating new work on the burning of Columbia, our goal is to shed fresh light on the meaning of the events of February 17, 1865, as an example of urban disaster and recovery. The arrival of the Union army marked a day of jubilant emancipation for blacks, thousands of whom followed in the wake of Sherman’s advance northward. These and other topics, including the evolution of modern warfare, will be discussed.

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Brown, University of South Carolina

Dr. Ann Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dr. Megan Kate Nelson, Harvard

Caitlin Verboon, Yale




Noon: Luncheon- $30

Presentation on mid-to-late-19th-century foodways by Dr. David Shields with period-appropriate meal by Scott Hall Catering.




2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Discussion on Advancing Civic Dialogue around History – Free session

Dr. Tom Sugrue (University of Pennsylvania) will lead this discussion looking at the role of public history/public intellectuals in shaping and advancing civic dialogue to deal with difficult pasts, as well as the role of the academy in preparing students for community and public engagement.



All sessions require advance registration. Morning and afternoon sessions are free. Luncheon costs $30. For registration and more information please visit, burningofcolumbia.com
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.
FridayFebruary 20
Lecture: Charles Courtney Curran: Tilting Toward ImpressionismNoonLecture: Charles Courtney Curran: Tilting Toward Impressionism
The paintings of Charles Courtney Curran are, first and foremost, beautiful. Thirty years ago, Curran was included in William H. Gerdts’ important book, American Impressionism, but during his lifetime Curran also exhibited in the Paris Salon where he was certainly not considered an impressionist painter. Now, with the work of this masterful painter as the focus of the new retrospective, Seeking the Ideal, CMA Chief Curator Will South asks: Was Curran really an impressionist? Or, as the show’s catalogue asks, was he a realist or an idealist, and what, if anything was truly “American” about his art?

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.