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We have a podcast! It's called Binder. CMA writer-in-residence Ray McManus talks with writers, artists, photographers, curators, and more about what is going into what they create, why they make it, and what it means.
Season one focuses on the fall 2021 exhibition Hindsight 20/20, featuring photography taken here in Columbia documenting the extraordinary events of 2020. Season two branches out into all things CMA with in-depth looks at exhibitions and behind-the-scenes takes collection.
Behind the Scenes
What does it take to prepare priceless works of art to go on the road? How do you repair a damaged frame that's hundreds of years old? How do museums install the works you see in the galleries? Get a look at what goes on behind the scenes at the CMA.
Artists in Conversation
Hear it straight from the artist's mouth. Learn from artists both international and local, featured in exhibition and the collection.
Lectures and Talks
Dig deeper into the art with these talks from experts. Some are from curators or artists, others are from professionals in entirely different fields who bring a new lens through which to examine the work.
Virtual Family Fun Nights
Magic Purple Circle Goes to the Museum
The CMA teams up with Darion McCloud and the NiA Company for the (online) return of Family Fun Night! Enjoy the premiere of “Magic Purple Circle Goes to the Museum” to see characters Purpley and Purplier take their first trip to an art museum, where they run in to some very excited folks who work there.
Columbia Children’s Theatre
Join the CMA and Columbia Children’s Theatre for the final Virtual Family Fun Night of the summer! Watch this special premiere of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, based on the hit children's book by Mo Willems and inspired by fashionable items in the CMA collection.
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.
How It's Done
CMA in Concert
Enjoy full concerts performed right here at the CMA.
Take a deep dive into a work of art with delightful curator Dr. Catherine Walworth, and through her eyes you’ll find yourself falling in love with art over and over again.
Generous support provided by Art Bridges.