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

 Walworth Wednesday   Art Around the Way  Virtual Family Fun Nights   Interview with Philip Mullen  Poetry from Ray McManus   Behind the Scenes   Interview with Joseph Norman   How It's Done   Art Activities    Black Is Beautiful   Harlem South   Art Talks  


30 Americans

Learn about this monumental exhibition online.

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Binder Podcast

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.


Walworth Wednesday

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.

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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.

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Interview with artist Philip Mullen

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


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 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.

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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.


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.


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Generous support provided by Art Bridges.