October 7, 2023 – January 21, 2024


"Lee Alexander McQueen and Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous"


Rendez-Vous offers a rare glimpse into the life and mind of one of the most renowned fashion designers of our era, Lee Alexander McQueen. Providing unique insight into the creative process of this influential and complex figure, this exhibition features key garments from McQueen's most celebrated fashion collections along with photographer Ann Ray's intimate portraits and behind-the-scenes photographs of McQueen's runway shows, taken over the course of their 13-year friendship.
The exhibition includes 50 garments designed by McQueen and over 60 photographs taken by Ray, the only photographer permitted to document the behind-the-scenes culture of his runway shows and atelier.

$15 / free for members.
Organized and produced by Barrett Barrera Projects.


Advance Tickets Now On Sale

This exhibition opens October 7, and folks are already reaching out about planning their visit. Buy your tickets now to reserve your preferred time to visit and ensure the fastest check-in.

Reserve Advance Tickets

$15 / Free for members. Tickets will also be sold at the door provided that space is available.

Rendez-Vous Opening Party

Friday, October 6

For one night only, your museum is pumping up the runway vibes in honor of the icon’s revolutionary fashion. Come revel in the moment. Learn more.

$100 / $75 for members. 


Advance Ticket FAQs

What does my $15 get me?

Your admission to Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous also includes admission to all other CMA galleries. We encourage you to explore the CMA Collection, other exhibitions, and the Cross Hatch.

Do I need to buy advance tickets?

Walk-up tickets are also available, so you do not have to purchase in advance. Advance tickets simply secure access to the galleries at a particular day and time period and expedite the check-in process on crowded days.

Do I need an advance ticket for my child under 6?

No. Admission is free for children 6 and under. We will add them to your admission when you check in.

Are advance tickets to Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous time-restricted?

Advance tickets are restricted to the time slot you select. They are good for admission at any time during that window on the day for which they were purchased.

What about First Thursdays?

The CMA galleries are open and free for First Thursdays on Main from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Advance tickets are not available for these days. The galleries will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to this exhibition’s popularity, there may be a wait to enter.

What are your hours? And how much is admission?

The CMA is open six days a week (every day except Monday) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — with extended hours every Thursday until 8:00 p.m. The last ticket is sold 30 minutes before the galleries close. Admission to Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous is $15 or less. For full details, see the hours and admission page.

Should I book a group tour?

If you have a group of 10 or more visiting the museum, book a group tour to save on your admission! Get more details here.

What about public tours?

Public tours will be offered throughout Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous. See upcoming CMA public tour dates here.

Where can I park my car?

Metered parking is available on all surrounding streets and is free on Saturdays and Sundays. The PJ Cannon garage on Taylor Street is only a couple blocks away. Learn more here.

Do you have wheelchairs and walkers?

We do! Wheelchairs and walkers are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit our Welcome Desk to check out a wheelchair. If you need assistance while using a wheelchair, please bring a caregiver to help you.

When will the museum be most crowded?

This exhibition is popular, so it may be crowded at times. We can’t fully predict when this will happen, but the few weeks right after it opens and right before it closes are likely to be more crowded. 

Can I reschedule or get a refund for my tickets?

Yes! Email our visitor experience associates at info@columbiamuseum.org or call 803-779-2810.

What do I get if I sign up for a membership?

CMA members get free admission all year long, plus discounts on programs, classes, and summer camps, among other things. Plus, members also get free admission to over 150 other museums throughout the Southeast! Learn more here.

How do I get in touch with a different question?

Email us at info@columbiamuseum.org or give us a call at 803-799-2810.



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Image at top:
Alexander McQueen
Calf-length McQueen tartan skirt
Highland Rape, Autumn/Winter 1995
Photo Barrett Barrera Projects
Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects & RKL Consulting