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Learn more about art and make some of your own with the activities and videos here.
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
11 / Thursday
Escher and the Virtual Realm
Thursday, March 11 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | VimeoWhat does The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher look like when you have the power to shift perspective at will? How does agency shape the impossible? Join the CMA for a conversation with William Chyr, artist and game designer of Manifold Garden, an award-winning, hypnotic exploration game with mind-bending physics. Hosted by Amber Brown, producer and writer formerly of Gamology, published in Geeks of Color. Q&A with the artist to follow.
16 / March
Virtual Trivia Night
Tuesday, March 16 | 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. Hosted by CMA staffers Wilson Bame and Dana Witkoski. Prizes for first, second, and third place, most creative team name, and more. All ages are welcome, but adult themes will be covered.
20 / March
Virtual Art Class: Botanical Primer
Saturday, March 20 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | ZoomWhether you’re an experienced artist or are just starting out, this is an opportunity to create intimate botanical artworks that reflect the rich natural environment that surrounds you. Students participate in a number of short studies to strengthen their perception of line, form, structure, and texture, and synthesize techniques to produce one larger piece. No previous drawing experience is required, just a curiosity about exploring natural forms through sensory observation and mark-making. Taught by UofSC instructor and artist Sara Schneckloth.
01 / April
Virtual Educator Workshop: Visual / Verbal
Thursday, April 1 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | ZoomThis educator workshop dives into the complex connections that students can make between visual images and language, both verbal and written. In this dynamic professional development session, participants learn about the Visual Thinking Strategies methodology and build on those skills by trying out activities that can be adapted for use in the classroom. CMA Writer-in-Residence Ray McManus leads a
17 / April
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.
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.