CMA Stories

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

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July 21, 2017

From the Executive Director: Spring 2017

On a recent Thursday night, there were hundreds of visitors crowded into the museum as people came to participate in multiple programs.

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July 21, 2017

Now on View: ReTooled

The Columbia Museum of Art’s bright and colorful summer exhibitions slice the pie of postwar art in intriguingly different ways.

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July 21, 2017

Now on View: That ’70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection

There has been a topic percolating quietly in the back of my mind for a few years now: the 1970s. What exactly happened there?

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July 21, 2017

Something's Happening: Renovations Update

After years of fundraising, planning, and preparing, the work of actual construction is beginning for the CMA renovations. 

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July 21, 2017

Coming this Fall: Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper

As the only international art museum in South Carolina, we are excited to bring you none other than Henri Matisse this fall.

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July 21, 2017

Introducing Jackie Adams

Coming on board at the Columbia Museum of Art marks a full circle moment that started in 1999.

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July 19, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Worthy Evans

Worthy Evans tells us why in life we might just need a bigger suit.

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July 12, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Rachal Hatton

Rachal Hatton tells us a tale of permanence, impermanence, community, and letting go.

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July 5, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham tells the story that leads to his parents’ romance, complete with war widows in Iowa, cowboys in Kansas, and a country club fire.

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June 28, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Adriane McGillis

Adriane McGillis waxes poetic on sailboats and the labors of love.

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June 23, 2017

Bhangra Beats

New York's DJ Rekha came by and played some Bhangra beats for 250 visitors. Check out these photos!

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June 19, 2017

Love and Inspiration in Light Beings

Pakistani artist Sana Arjumand discusses her work on view at the CMA in the exhibition Light Beings

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June 12, 2017

Making Events Special at the CMA

Meet Mario and Sam, makers of event magic!

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June 7, 2017

Sana Arjumand Talks About Light Beings

Sana Arjumand is a contemporary visual artist from Pakistan who has shown extensively across the globe and in her home country.

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June 1, 2017

An Accidental Day at the CMA

A few Sundays ago, I happened into the Columbia Museum of Art to view the Enduring Spirit exhib

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