CMA field trips engage students with art in the galleries through a discussion-based approach that sparks curiosity, creating a personal connection that helps participants to retain the information. In the last year, the CMA has served nearly 25,000 youth.
School programs at the Columbia Museum of Art are nationally recognized for their excellence in providing students of all ages state and national standards-based cross-curricular learning experiences.
The CMA received a wonderful five-year grant from Aflac to underwrite K-12 field trips and transportation for Title 1 Schools in South Carolina. Aflac awarded the grant based on the need to reach more at-risk and underserved children through arts education. Learn more here.
Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper
On View September 15, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Elementary School Pre-Visit Lesson
Elementary School Post-Visit Lesson
Middle and High School Pre-Visit Lesson
Middle and High School Post-Visit Lesson
Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
On View February 2 – April 29, 2018
Please note that the studio component of this program will not be available due to renovations.
Can't make it to the CMA? In the classroom, students will investigate the use of solar power and the effects of solar power on art. Students will create a design using the sun. This lesson will explain the importance of solar energy as it pertains to art.
Lesson Plans - Elementary School
Lesson Plans - Middle School
Lesson Plans - High School