WednesdayApril 30
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

WednesdayMay 7
Gladys' Gang: Chihuly's Fire 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Gladys
Participants and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture. This FREE monthly program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the theme.
Warmer, Warmer, warmer… learn about warm colors as you travel through the galleries and get ready for summer. Then, in the studios, make an expressive painting - just like Dale Chihuly!
    Register

    Cost:

  • FREE
    Registration required as space is limited
  • Ages:

  • 2-5
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

FridayMay 9
Kress Anniversary Lecture SeriesNoonKress Anniversary Lecture Series
The CMA is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first Kress gift of Renaissance, Baroque and 18th-century art, which established the foundation of the Museum’s collection. The Kress Anniversary Lecture Series invites four scholars to the Museum this year to deliver talks lectures on topics that highlight our Kress Collection through their particular expertise in their field. Once a month, from May through August, an expert lecturer will broaden our understanding and appreciation of the Collection.

Kicking off the series is Dianne Modestini, conservation consultant to The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and senior research fellow and paintings conservator for the Samuel H. Kress Program at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts in at NYU. $20 / $16 for members / $5 for students. Visit columbiamuseum.org or call 803.799.2810 to reserve your tickets by May 5 as spaces are limited.

    Cost:

  • Call 803.799.2810 to reserve your tickets by May 5 as spaces are limited.
SaturdayMay 10
Film: Masters of IllusionNoonFilm: Masters of Illusion
The film examines artistic and scientific discoveries of the Renaissance, offering new insights into what was a remarkable visual revolution. While Columbus and Copernicus were changing our understanding of the world, the Renaissance masters were dramatically changing the way we see the world.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
SundayMay 11
Passport to Art: Spinning Fast!Noon - 3:00 p.m.Passport to Art: Spinning Fast!
Learn about thaumatropes as you make one in this FREE monthly open studio program for families. Enjoy a themed family tour at 1:00pm, or take a self-guided tour of the Museum.

    Cost:

  • Free
TuesdayMay 13
Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont: New Findings and Projected ProjectsHappy Hour 6:00 p.m. | Lecture 6:30 p.m.Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont: New Findings and Projected Projects
Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts at the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art, lectures on furniture from northwest South Carolina and northeast Georgia. Crouch leads a discussion on scholarship in the field, the establishment of a survey project for the region, as well as a compelling story about a Scots-Irish cabinetmaker. A native South Carolinian, Couch has published and lectured widely regarding the material culture of the lower Southern Piedmont, as well as 18th-century turned chairs of the South.

    Cost:

  • Free
WednesdayMay 14
Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Italian Music and Art from Caravaggio to Canaletto
Peter A. Hoyt, Adjunct Curator for Music, leads a fun and informal six-week exploration of Italian culture during the exciting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period that encompassed not only the dramatic canvases of Caravaggio, but also the invention of opera, the concertos of Vivaldi, and artists—such as Crespi, Canaletto, and Piranesi—represented by masterworks in the CMA collection.

SaturdayMay 17
Members' Opening Party Celebrating Animal Instinct and Cheer for the Home Team!Noon - 2:00 p.m.Members
Join us for the family-friendly exhibition opening. Animal Instinct artist Shelley Reed gives a lecture at 2:00 p.m. Individual membership admits one adult plus children. All other levels admit two adults plus children.

RSVP by Friday, May 9.
RSVP early as space is limited. Please specify if you would like to attend the lecture.
Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed & Cheer for the Home Team!
A guided tour of the exhibitions, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed and Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection offers insight into the works of Shelley Reed and the history of mascots for college sports teams found in selections from the Collection.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission
  • Related Resources: