FridayMarch 27
Artist Salon: Artists from Gallery 80808Noon - 1:00 p.m.Artist Salon: Artists from Gallery 80808
This series features gallery talks about a wide range of topics and disciplines. Gallery 80808 opened in August of 1990 as part of the Vista Studios project, a joint venture of the Columbia Development Corporation and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Since then the facility has matured into a unique venue for Columbia’s visual arts and has become a vital part of the city’s contemporary art scene. This salon features Gallery 80808 artists responding to Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SaturdayMarch 28
Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American ImpressionistsNoon - 1:30 p.m.Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists captures the essence of the impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art from 1880 to 1915. With the pace of life quickening at the end of the 19th century, painters were seeking new ways to look at and preserve traditional American scenes that were rapidly disappearing—stone fences, open countryside, picturesque settings. These tranquil images were painted outside, in open air. Visually stunning, In Open Air features some of the finest impressionist paintings created during this period and travels to favored locales that inspired the artists’ work. It explores the influence of the French impressionists and reveals how the American painters developed their own styles. 28 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SundayMarch 29
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.
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. Free.
SaturdayApril 4
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayApril 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. Free.
WednesdayApril 8
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
FridayApril 10
St. Lawrence Place Angel’s Tea and Silent Auction10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.St. Lawrence Place Angel’s Tea and Silent Auction
The CMA hosts this year’s annual Angel’s Tea and Silent Auction to benefit its partners at St. Lawrence Place, a nonprofit helping Columbia families overcome homelessness and poverty. Enjoy champagne, noon tea, and tasty refreshments and bid on silent auction items that are ideal for giving (or keeping). Since 2008, the CMA's partnership with St. Lawrence Place has provided children weekly art sessions on-site at the transitional housing community, tours of the CMA galleries, and hands-on studio classes. Impressionism: Through the Eyes of St. Lawrence Place, an exhibition of artwork by the children is on view in the Wells Fargo Education Gallery.

Buy tickets here.

    Cost:

  • $25 / $50 to become an Angel with a Halo sponsor.
SaturdayApril 11
Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American ImpressionistsNoon - 1:30 p.m.Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists captures the essence of the impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art from 1880 to 1915. With the pace of life quickening at the end of the 19th century, painters were seeking new ways to look at and preserve traditional American scenes that were rapidly disappearing—stone fences, open countryside, picturesque settings. These tranquil images were painted outside, in open air. Visually stunning, In Open Air features some of the finest impressionist paintings created during this period and travels to favored locales that inspired the artists’ work. It explores the influence of the French impressionists and reveals how the American painters developed their own styles. 28 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayApril 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. Free.
WednesdayApril 15
Mini Cine11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.Mini Cine
The Mini Cine is a moveable 33-seat theater housed in a 40 foot shipping container that will be on Boyd Plaza for the duration of Indie Grits, presented by the Nickelodeon. During the museum’s hours of operation the Mini Cine will be screening films that explore this year’s Indie Grits theme, Future Perfect, for free.

    Cost:

  • Free.
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
Indie Grits Party and Community Gallery Reception6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Indie Grits Party and Community Gallery Reception
Come and celebrate the 2015 Indie Grits opening kick-off party, presented by the Nickelodeon Theatre. The community gallery will feature new artwork from Julie Henson that explores this year’s Indie Grits theme, Future Perfect. This blowout event features GritMan, a live interactive game based on PacMan, drinks from the Whig, refreshments from the Wurst Wagen, Sweet Cream, Island Noodles, and San José, and performances by Helado Negro and Hectorino, among others. The Mini Cine, a miniature theater, will be screening Future Perfect films from the center of Boyd Plaza.

    Cost:

  • Free.
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.
SaturdayApril 18
Curran's Beautiful Day10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Curran's Beautiful Day
Educators step into a world of sunlit days filled with flowers as they engage in gallery talks and lessons on American Impressionism in the Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal exhibition. Enjoy an en plein air experience as you create your own impressionist masterpiece.
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayApril 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. Free.
WednesdayApril 22
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.