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CMA celebrates exhibition-opening weekend with parties, tours and lectures

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates the opening weekend of its major exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse, with a variety of events and educational programs. The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. Admission is $15 / $12 for military and seniors / $5 for students or free with a CMA membership. To make a group tour reservation for 10 or more people, call 803.343.2163.

About Impressionism from Monet to Matisse
Experience the beauty of 55 masterworks by painters Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sargent, Cassatt, and more in this rarely traveled and hidden gem of a collection from the Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. "This is a show full of artistic richness where one may meditate for hours on why painting continues to fire our imaginations,” CMA Chief Curator Will South said. The exhibition is on view through Sunday, April 21, 2013. Detailed exhibition information is available at columbiamuseum.org.


Exhibition Preview
Thursday, January 24 | 3:00 p.m.
Bloggers and members of the working press are invited to drop-in for an exclusive sneak peek at the exhibition before it opens to the public. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Director Kevin Sharp, CMA Executive Director Karen Brosius, CMA Chief Curator Dr. Will South and CMA Curator Victoria Cooke are available for interviews during this time. Photography and videography strongly encouraged. For more information, call 803.343.2170.

Members’ Exhibition Preview Celebration
Thursday, January 24 | 6:00 p.m.
Members see it first! Tour the exhibition and attend a lecture by Dixon Gallery and Gardens Director Kevin Sharp at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Individual membership admits one; all other membership levels admit two. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Members with reservations only.

Opening Day Lecture
Friday, January 25 | Noon
CMA Chief Curator Dr. Will South discusses the exhibition Impressionism from Monet to Matisse and offers insight into the Impressionism movement, the artists and their work. Free with membership or exhibition admission.

Gallery Tour
Saturday, January 26 | 1:00 p.m.
A guided tour of the exhibition Impressionism from Monet to Matisse offers insight into the Impressionism movement, the artists and their work. Free with membership or exhibition admission.

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