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 using the button to the right 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.
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.
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SaturdayNovember 15
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.
  • Related Resources:

SundayNovember 16
CinéCola Film Festival: Ernest et Célestine2:00 p.m.CinéCola Film Festival: Ernest et Célestine
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.

Ernest et Célestine: This utterly charming animated film about interspecies friendship, directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Pater, and Benjamin Renner, is based on a series of children’s books by the Belgian author-illustrator Gabrielle Vincent (1929–2000). In an unnamed French city, two different realms of sworn enemies exist: above ground live the bears; below it reside the mice. Celestine, a wee mouse orphan who is being trained for a career in dentistry, but dreams of being an artist instead, meets a kindred spirit in adult Ernest, an ursine musician whom she convinces not to eat her. They seal their bond by breaking into a candy store together and soon find themselves on the lam from those who are appalled by their amity. These unlikely friends set up their own home in the woods, delighting in both their similarities and differences. The detailed, warm, hand-drawn animation emphasizes the tender companionship between a mouse who loves to sketch and a bear who is happiest when playing a violin. 2012. 80 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free
FridayNovember 21
Lecture: Norman Rockwell: Painter (or Illustrator?) of AmericaNoonLecture: Norman Rockwell: Painter (or Illustrator?) of America
As famous and admired as he is, some in the art world still categorize Norman Rockwell as an "Illustrator" as if he were not also a fine artist. Indeed, Rockwell is often at the center of a long-running debate among art specialists as to whether or not such a distinction (between artist and illustrator) is, or ever was, valid. In his talk, CMA Chief Curator Will South examines how useful (or not) this argument has been to understanding Norman Rockwell, an artist so often cited as defining American values.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SaturdayNovember 22
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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SaturdayNovember 29
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:

SaturdayDecember 6
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.
  • Related Resources:

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: