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18 / Today
Focal Points: The Art of PlayLife should have play. Saunter through the CMA collection with Bauer Westeren and discover pieces that inspire the playful side of life. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of tour guides and staff.
19 / Sunday
MLK Celebration: Music and the MovementSet to the soundtrack of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, this unique community day honors Black leaders, the power of storytelling, and the central role music plays in Black culture and activism. Native Son, featuring Benny Starr and Rodrick Cliche, headlines with a contemporary musical experience that explores the themes of Black Power mashed up with classic movement songs. The day-long celebration also includes artmaking, DJ sets, film screenings, gallery tours, food vendors, and more.
19 / Sunday
Gallery Tour: Carolina in the CollectionDiscover the rich artistic tapestry of South Carolina. See works by artists in our state and treasures that once adorned local homes. Learn about the Charleston Renaissance, Catawba pottery, and artists right here in Columbia while you explore works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Samuel Roberts, Osamu Kobayashi, and more.
21 / Tuesday
Art Class: 2D Portfolio Building for Teens
Tuesdays, January 21, and 28 and February 4, 11, and 18 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.In this five-week course, students learn the basics of creating a 2D art portfolio. Taught by local art educator Mary Hendrix. Hendrix earned a bachelor’s degree in art from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of South Carolina.