CMA Stories

CMA stories offer a behind-the-scenes look at our artwork, our programs, our patrons, and our personalities.

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May 24, 2017

Artist Salon: Meet Tyrone and Hafizah Geter

In this unique Artist Salon, artist Tyrone Geter was joined by his daughter, poet Hafizah Geter, to explore visual art and the written word.

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May 18, 2017

A Writer’s View of Collections

Pat Veasey, Independent Scholar

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May 9, 2017

Art Break: Dalí In La Mancha

Dr. Sharon Knight is the Chair of the Modern Foreign Languages Department at Presbyterian College. She received a Ph.D.

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April 27, 2017

Artist Talk: Santiago Echeverry

Recorded April 20, 2017 at the Columbia Museum of Art. 

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April 19, 2017

Arts & Draughts Crafts: Make Your Own Surrealscape

Art, Drink, and Be Merry! 

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April 18, 2017

Alchemy of Art: Lithography

Mary Robinson and Frol Boundin of the University of South Carolina's printmaking department explain the process of making a lithographic print in h

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April 13, 2017

The Beautiful and Strange World of Digital

In my own studies as a student of both media arts and traditional studio arts at the University of South Carolina, I am finding that options are li

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April 10, 2017

Photos from A Night in Wonderland

As you can see, we had a wonderful time at the 2017 CMA Gala, A Night in Wonderland!

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April 10, 2017

Photos from the Red Carpet: CMA Gala 2017

Photos from the CMA’s 2017 Gala, A Night in Wonderland, celebrating the exhibiton Salavador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales.

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March 30, 2017

Photos from the Fantastical Family Art Fest

On Saturday, March 18, the CMA hosted a family fun event for families that go to childcare centers that are part of

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March 23, 2017

From the Executive Director: Spring 2017

Lynn Robertson, interim executive director

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March 23, 2017

Now on View: Salvador Dali’s Fantastical Fairy Tales

Will South, chief curator

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March 23, 2017

Now on View: Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter

Will South, chief curator

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March 23, 2017

The CMA is Getting Bigger, Bolder, Better

This past year has been a big one for the CMA. We won the highest honors from both our state and our nation for the ways we serve our community.

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March 23, 2017

Reading without Words: Encouraging Visual Literacy in Preschoolers through

Glenna Barlow, manager of engagement 

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March 23, 2017

Generosity that Benefits our Entire Community

Each year, a wide variety of works of art are gifted to the CMA.

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March 23, 2017

A Night in Wonderland

“When I used to read about fairy tales, I never thought I would wind up in the middle of one.”

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March 16, 2017

Salvador Dalí: Celebrity As Illustrator

Hear Chief Curator Will South talk about the career of Salvador Dalí at the members’ opening party for

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March 15, 2017

ArtBreak: Weather in Art with Von Gaskin

Recorded March 7, 2017, at the Columbia Museum of Art.

A discussion of weather and landscape painting with WIS Meteorologist Von Gaskin.

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March 13, 2017

Photos of the Members' Opening for Salvador Dalí's Fantastical Fairy Tales

We had a great time at the members' opening party for our newest exhibition,

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