Upcoming Events

  • The Art of Giving: Inspiring Generosity with Barbara Bonner

    October 23, 20144:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    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.
  • CMA Chamber Music on Main

    October 30, 2014Doors at 6:00 p.m.
    Concert at 7:00 p.m.

    Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

    Jeewon Park, piano
    Tessa Lark, violin
    Edward Arron, cello

    Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
    Kodàly Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7
    Schumann Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 63
  • Gladysí Gang: Picture Perfect

    November 5, 201410:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Explore the CMA’s temporary exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera and then re-create one of your favorite memories. Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture during the Gladys’ Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity.
  • CMA Educator Workshop: Rockwell: Itís a Process

    November 8, 201410:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Designed for small groups, in-depth educator workshops use the Museum’s collection and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and to show innovative teaching approaches. Each educator receives an illustrated resource packet and a certificate of participation. Learn the process of one of America’s most beloved artists with a discussion on the historical impact of Rockwell’s work, with particular attention paid to his works that highlight the civil rights movement. Then, learn to incorporate images as text when you create a piece using photography, illustration, and painting. $30 includes lunch.
  • CMA Jazz on Main

    November 14, 2014Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
    Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

    From the 1920s through the 1950s, composers with names such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Richard Rodgers made some of the most enduring melodies of the last 150 years. Their body of work has become known as the ¬ďGreat American Songbook.¬Ē It was the music that gave hope to a nation in the grips of the Great Depression and provided a soundtrack for when the GIs left for war and came home in peace. A country was defended, families were raised, and a nation was built to these songs.

    Presented in conjunction with Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, an exhibition highlighting the creative process of the beloved American illustrator Norman Rockwell, "Celebrating the Great American Songbook" features the Noel Freidline Quintet with vocalist Renee Ebalaroza, back by popular demand. Repertoire for the evening includes compositions by the great American songwriters as well as by vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, and Bing Crosby.

    Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina.

    Cash Bar.
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