The CMA sits adjacent to one of downtown Columbia's treasures, Boyd Plaza. Completely renovated in 2019, Boyd Plaza offers plenty of seating, plenty of shade, and landscaping and fountains that make for a relaxing place to rest during a busy day on Main Street. This gift to the city from The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation Inc. is the perfect outdoor spot to spread out and relax.
It’s also an outstanding opportunity to build community through arts and cultural activities.
Events on the Plaza
28 / March
Let’s Get Metaphysical: AerobicsDust off those legwarmers and get into action to shape both body and mind. Drag Queen Ebony Wood leads guests in an aerobics class on Boyd Plaza, includes take-home goodie bags and gallery admission to The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher. Registration is required as space is limited to ensure physical distancing, and face coverings are required. Costumes encouraged!
13 / May
Baker & Baker presents Composer George FetnerColumbia’s own George Fetner premieres a new electroacoustic piece for chamber ensemble inspired by the exhibition The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher. Drawing from the inherently musical elements in Escher's work like repetition and development, tension and release, and paradoxical storytelling, Fetner's new piece translates Escher's art into a live concert experience on Boyd Plaza.