CMA Stories

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

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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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March 3, 2017

A Conversation With Tyrone Geter, Bing Davis, and Will South

Recorded March 2, 2017 at the Columbia Museum of Art

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February 21, 2017

Artist Tyrone Geter Discusses His Process

Columbia artist Tyrone Geter debuts an all-new series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings in the exhibition

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February 15, 2017

Susan Lenz Talks About Ruching, Pleats, And Ruffles

In honor of our current exhibition CUT!

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February 13, 2017

Passion and Ingenuity in From Page to Person

Passion and ingenuity came alive this fall in the CMA’s interactive education gallery with From Page to Pers

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February 10, 2017

A Night in Wonderland

On Saturday, April 1, the CMA will host a whimsical, black-tie affair to celebrate and suppor

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February 10, 2017

Art Break: Mark Cooper on Gender and Film

Recorded January 24, 2017, at the Columbia Museum of Art.

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February 1, 2017

The Devine Fashion Sponsors of CUT!

Meet the wonderful Fashion Sponsors for CUT! Costume and the Cinema, all of whom you can find on Devine Street.

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January 31, 2017

Richard Samuel Roberts: An Educational Legacy

Richard Samuel Roberts was one of South Carolina’s most famous photographers in the 1920s and 1930s.

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January 24, 2017

Amazing Grace with Frédéric Yonnet

Urban Jazz Harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet joins Noel Friedline for CMA Jazz on Main on May 12.

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