Constantine Manos: A Greek Portfolio

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April 7 - October 22, 2023

Columbia-born photographer Constantine Manos traveled to Greece in the early 1960s, where he photographed the everyday lives of villagers over three years. The resulting work, first published in 1972 as A Greek Portfolio, quickly earned him international recognition. In 1978, he donated 50 of those prints to the Columbia Museum of Art, a selection of which is on view in this exhibition. Experience the beauty, simplicity, and hardships of rural Greek life. See the intimate images of love, loss, faith, and family on display in A Greek Portfolio.

Image at right:
Constantine Manos
(American, b. 1934)
Untitled [Woman in Mourning Awaiting Steamer, Heraklion, Crete], c. 1961–1964
Gelatin silver print
Gift of the artist
CMA 1978.2.27


Resurgence and Renaissance: Art of the Catawba Nation Since 1973

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June 10 - September 3, 2023

A 50-year anniversary exhibition that builds off a 1973 CMA exhibition, Resurgence and Renaissance features a range of arts and artists of the Catawba Nation. Centering around Catawba pottery, the oldest continuous ceramics tradition in North America, the exhibition also showcases other living traditions of Catawba arts, culture, and heritage through basketry, quilt works, and photography.

Shown in partnership with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.


Tina Williams Brewer: Stories of Grace

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June 10 - September 3, 2023

For over 40 years, Tina Williams Brewer has created quilts that tell stories of vision and grace. A native of West Virginia, she draws on the rich Southern tradition of quilting, synthesizing her personal experiences with historical realities. Her work incorporates unique fabrics and inspirations drawn from her travels, including time spent at St. Helena Island in South Carolina. The resulting vibrant, hand-stitched quilts explore themes relating to African diasporic history, spirituality, migration, and shared heritage.


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Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous

Opening October 7


Organized and produced by Barrett Barrera Projects.

Alexander McQueen Four-panel minidress, crystal kaleidoscopic print blazer, and multicolor silk moth print kaleidoscope dress Natural Dis-tinction, Un-natural Selection, Spring/Summer 2009 and Plato’s Atlantis, Spring/Summer 2010 Photo Barrett Barrera Projects Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects & RKL Consulting


Week-Long Summer Camps

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Having your child participate in summer camps is a great way for them to think creatively, practice problem-solving skills, and have fun!



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