SundayOctober 5
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • FREE courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
SundayOctober 12
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • FREE courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
WednesdayOctober 15
Evening for Educators4:30 - 6:30 p.m.Evening for Educators
Evening for Educators is a free event at the CMA for all South Carolina educators. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet colleagues, enjoy light appetizers and libations while previewing exhibitions and upcoming programs, enjoying gallery talks, and creating works of art. Professional development renewal credit forms available. Join CMA Chief Curator Will South for an overview of the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition. “Without thinking too much about it in specific terms,” said Norman Rockwell, “I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”

    Cost:

  • Free.
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SaturdayOctober 18
Film: Norman RockwellNoonFilm: Norman Rockwell
His glorious and direct paintings of everyday life celebrate an idealized view of America, but behind these simple images was a complicated man. 50 minutes. Free with membership or admission.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SundayOctober 19
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • FREE courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
Ed Madden and Ray McManus Book Launch2:00 - 4:00 p.m.Ed Madden and Ray McManus Book Launch
Poetry with a Punch! Celebrate the launch of two books of poetry out this year by South Carolina writers Ed Madden and Ray McManus. Nest, by Ed Madden, was published by Salmon Poetry of Ireland. Punch, by Ray McManus, was published by the award-winning Hub City Press in Spartanburg. Join us for readings by both writers, food, drinks, book signing, and books for sale. Free.

    Cost:

  • Free.
TuesdayOctober 21
CinéColaGalleries open at 6:00 p.m.
Screening at 7:00 p.m.
CinéCola
CinéCola is a community-wide French and Francophone Film Festival, which originated from a collaborative desire to bring recent French and Francophone films to South Carolina in an effort to promote the French language and the cultural diversity of the Francophone world. The festival committee is composed of dedicated faculty from the French Program at the University of South Carolina and the Modern Languages Division at Columbia College.

Gabrielle : Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend, Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are "different," their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepares for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must still confront other people's prejudices as well as her own limitations in the hope of experiencing a love far from the "ordinary." Screening is followed by a Q & A and reception. $10 / Free to Museum members and students with a valid ID.

    Cost:

  • $10 / Free to Museum members and students with a valid ID.
ThursdayOctober 23
The Art of Giving: Inspiring Generosity with Barbara Bonner4:00 - 6:00 p.m.The Art of Giving: Inspiring Generosity with Barbara Bonner
Join the Columbia Museum of Art and Central Carolina Community Foundation for our planned giving series, “The Art of Giving,” with special guest speaker Barbara Bonner, author of Inspiring Generosity. This inspirational book includes the stories of 14 remarkable men and women who have changed both their own lives and the lives of others through their generosity, along with poems and quotes from inspired thinkers and philosophers like William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Inspiring Generosity has received accolades from around the world, including praise from President Obama, President Clinton, and Pope Francis. Ms. Bonner will give a talk on what she has learned about true generosity by working with philanthropists throughout her life, followed by a reception and book-signing. This event is free, but registration is required as space is limited. This is a partnership program with the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Make your reservation today at columbiamuseum.org or by contacting Brenna Cawthorn-Keating at 803-343-2206 or Brenna@columbiamuseum.org.
SaturdayOctober 25
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SundayOctober 26
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection and the American galleries.

    Cost:

  • FREE courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.
FridayOctober 31
Artist Salon: Ed MaddenNoonArtist Salon: Ed Madden
This series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects, topics, and disciplines. Ed Madden, USC Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, discusses the American family and the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SaturdayNovember 1
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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FridayNovember 7
Arts & Draughts7:00 - 11:00 p.m.Arts & Draughts
Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, and unique perspective tours through the CMA collection. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY, and Free Times. $8 / $5 for members / join or renew your membership that night and get in for free.

    Cost:

  • Members: $5 / Non-members: $8
SaturdayNovember 8
Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
A guided tour of the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera offers insight into the creative process of the iconic American illustrator.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources: