CMA Stories

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

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September 6, 2017

A Moment to Soar

We knew nothing about a mysterious lithographic portrait that I included in That '70s Show titled

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September 5, 2017

More Than a Home: The Influence of Mount Vernon

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August 29, 2017

Always Looking Up

The Eclipse in Renaissance Art with Dr. Anna Swartwood-House

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August 24, 2017

A Nice Surprise

Being a CMA docent comes with many wonderful surprises and benefits—sometimes completely unexpected.

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August 23, 2017

Elevating an Industry

Local friend and supporter Pat Rodgers has known the Hechinger collection, and the Hechinger family, for many years through their industry connecti

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August 17, 2017

The CMA's Celestial Globe

In celebration of Monday’s cosmic event, the total solar eclipse, the CMA takes a few minutes to shine a spotlight on our Coronelli Celestial Globe

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August 16, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Alley Cat

Poet Alley Cat shares how trauma can rewire our way of living.

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August 10, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Nancy Marine

Nancy Marine tells us why we should love our tools.

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August 3, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Rob Bockman

Writer Rob Bockman reflects on his youthful hubris and the growth that comes after.

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July 31, 2017

New Executive Director Della Watkins Joins Us October 1

We have some big news! Our new executive director, Della Watkins, will be joining us on October 1.

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July 28, 2017

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled with Alison Salisbury

Alison Salisbury talks to us about the nature of grief.

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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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