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August 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021

The Mind of a Renaissance Man: A Celebration of Dr. Randy Mack focuses on the life and generosity of Charles Randall Mack. A well-respected and well-loved professor at the University of South Carolina’s art department for over 30 years, Dr. Mack was also a treasured friend to the CMA. His connection with the museum began in 1970, and over the course of three decades he not only shared his expertise, including writing many of the essays in the CMA’s Renaissance art catalogue, but he and his family also donated over 135 art works to the collection, ranging from Renaissance pieces to contemporary works on paper and photography to Bunzlauer ceramics.

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European Art in the Columbia Museum of Art

Including the Samuel H. Kress Collection

Volume 1: The Thirteenth through the Sixteenth Century
By Charles R. Mack

With contributions from Argiri Aggelopoulou, Alecia Holland Harper, Todd Herman, James Carlton Hughes, Robert Mayhew, Diann Montague, Nicole Nichols, James F. Peck, Elizabeth Harris Schunter, and Timothy B. Smith.


"As I recall, I barely had time to introduce myself to the chairperson of the art department [at UofSC] before he whisked me away to the Columbia Museum of Art (then housed in the old Taylor House) to meet its director and take a look at the museum's Kress Collection of Renaissance and Baroque art. Jack Craft, the museum's founding director, and I hit it off immediately. Jack kindly took me under his wing, and I have been pleasantly and productively associated with the Columbia Museum of Art ever since." — Dr. Mack in the catalogue preface