Gallery Tour: CMA Collection Highlights
December 2, 2018
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Join us for a guided tour of our newly reorganized collection! Most museums organize art by era or location, but the CMA's Collection has been reimagined around common themes like "Masterpieces" and "Art and Identity." This unique arrangement of pieces allows us to compare ancient and contemporary art to see how certain ideas endure throughout human history.
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Tours may include:
Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection
From corner to corner, see key works in the collection from east to west and from ancient to modern. This tour includes gems by artists like Botticelli, Monet, and Warhol, along with the first piece ever purchased by the CMA.
Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection
Discover 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, Georgia O'Keeffe, and more.
Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection
Get a glimpse into the story behind the art: the science to create the materials, the lives that shaped the artists' views, the thinking that leads a museum to acquire a piece, and the care that's required to keep a work of art in excellent condition for thousands of years.