Let us bring the CMA to you!

Learn more about art and make some of your own with the activities and videos here.


  Walworth Wednesday    Art Activities   Art Around the Way   Black Is Beautiful    Summer Learning Challenge    Interview with Philip Mullen   New Poetry from Ray McManus   Behind the Scenes   Interview with Joseph Norman   How It's Done  Harlem South  TAP Tours   Art Talks   It's Alive!   


Walworth Wednesday

Ever since becoming a curator at the CMA, Dr. Catherine Walworth has been discovering and falling in love with pieces in the vault that, for a variety of reasons, haven't been on view for some time. Now she's sharing one of her treasures from the collection with you each week.

See Into the Vault


Art Around the Way

Looking for art outside the CMA? Art is all around! 

Use this PDF to check out some objects from the CMA collection before trying to find some similar examples around town— just be sure you’re safely exploring, whether on foot, bike, or by car.

Download the PDF


Black Is Beautiful

Learn more about Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, on view through September 6.


Summer Learning Challenge

Are you participating in Richland Library's Summer Learning Challenge? So are we! Your child can earn points by reading, attending programs online, or completing learning activities — like the ones one this page!

Best of all, once you've earned your 30 points, Richland Library will give you a pass for free admission to the CMA! 

Learn More at Richland Library


Interview with artist Philip Mullen

Artist Philip Mullen talks about his art and his CMA collection piece, View.


New Poetry from Ray McManus

In honor of National Poetry Month, CMA writer-in-residence Ray McManus shares some new poetry from his home. Featured in this video are three poems written by McManus, "Calculus for a Disappearing South," "For Lamont," and "Homo Habitus." 


Interview with artist Joseph Norman

Joseph Norman sits down for an interview to discuss the processes and ideas that drive his artistic practice.


Harlem South: A View Through the Lens

Enjoy a jazz and theatrical performance of historical fiction chronicling the dynamics of African American life in Columbia, South Carolina, between 1920 and 1936 through the photography of Richard Samuel Roberts. Harlem South features acclaimed jazz musician Dr. Ron McCurdy in collaboration with Darion McCloud of NiA Company and the University of South Carolina School of Music. Presented by Baker and Baker Foundation.

This project is a collaboration with University of Southern California, NiA Theatre Co, University of South Carolina School of Music, USC Press, and the Friends of African American Art and Culture.

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TAP Tours

Experience the stories behind the art from the comfort of your couch with these multimedia online tours. Hear from the artists themselves or writers responding to the collection.


It's Alive!


Learn more about It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art
from the Kirk Hammett Collection,
 which was on view February 15 - May 17, 2020.


Check It Out