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Visions from India Walworth Wednesday Art Around the Way Virtual Family Fun Nights Interview with Philip Mullen Upcoming Virtual Events Poetry from Ray McManus Behind the Scenes Interview with Joseph Norman How It's Done Art Activities Black Is Beautiful Harlem South TAP Tours Art Talks It's Alive!
Visions from India
Learn about this stunning exhibition online.
Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection was on view October 17, 2020, through January 10, 2021.
Walworth Wednesdays give you a deep dive into a work of art with your delightful curator Dr. Catherine Walworth, and through her eyes you’ll find yourself falling in love with art over and over again.
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.
Interview with artist Philip Mullen
Artist Philip Mullen talks about his art and his CMA collection piece, View.
Upcoming Virtual Events
17 / Saturday
Making It Grow with the CMA
Saturday, April 17 | 11:00 a.m. – Noon | Vimeo LiveSCETV’s weekly gardening show comes to the CMA! Host Amanda McNulty receives a tour of the collection galleries from CMA Curator of Education Glenna Barlow and then heads back to the studio to create an art-inspired flower arrangement in celebration of Art Blossoms. Follow along to build your own floral arrangement using items from your house and garden, or with materials provided by the CMA that can be purchased as an add-on when you register for this event. Event registration includes advance viewing of this episode segment of Making It Grow and an exclusive live Q&A with McNulty.
19 / Monday
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Monday, April 19 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | VimeoFor the third virtual concert of the season, artistic director and pianist Andrew Armstrong welcomes Demarre McGill on flute, Valerie Muzzolini on harp, and Ani Aznavoorian on cello. Livestreamed from the CMA, this concert features beautiful arrangements by Kernis, Fauré, Falla, Jongen, Saint-Saëns, and Poulenc. Purchase tickets in advance to join us for this virtual concert.
20 / Tuesday
Virtual Trivia Night
Tuesday, April 20 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Kahoot and VimeoTest your art smarts and general trivia prowess on topics and themes emerging from the CMA collection and beyond. Hosted by CMA staffers Wilson Bame and Dana Witkoski and featuring special guest . Prizes for first, second, and third place, and most creative team name.Curtis Caesar John, founder of The Luminal Theater, for a special film-themed round.
02 / May
Virtual Talk: Getting to Know Escher Collector Paul Firos
Sunday, May 2 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | VimeoThe allure and mystery of collecting art fascinates us all. While it takes passion, expertise, resources, and tenacity, collecting is scalable and attainable for all who wish to learn. There are no better examples of avid collectors than Belinda and Paul Firos. Join CMA Executive Director Della Watkins for this live one-on-one interview with Paul as they talk about his fascinating life in Greece and the U.S., the chase of collecting, and his desire to share his collections globally. Paul explains his affection for M.C. Escher’s work and delves into Escher’s life, themes, and craftsmanship.
05 / May
Virtual Evening for EducatorsIn honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the CMA is offering up this session as a time to relax, restore, and refresh through art and mindfulness. Join us virtually for chair yoga with Stacey Collins, owner of City Yoga; a guided mindfulness artmaking session with Julie K. Hansard, a Columbia artist; and a thoughtful slow-looking experience in the CMA collection galleries with Curator of Education Glenna Barlow. Plus, get a sneak peek of upcoming exhibitions The Ironic Curtain and 30 Americans with Curator Catherine Walworth.
Interview with artist Joseph Norman
Joseph Norman gives an interview to discuss the processes and ideas that drive his artistic practice.
Black Is Beautiful
Learn more about Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite.
The exhibition closed September 6, but you can still explore it with Museum from Home activities online.
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.
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.
Generous support provided by Art Bridges.