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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    Columbia Design League Events Contemporaries Events Friends of African American Art Culture Events CMA Gala Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours Artist Salon Damond Howard The artist salon series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects topics and disciplines Noon Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours REMIX Spark Tour The CMA is offering quick 30 minute Spark Tours of featured exhibitions 2 00 p m Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Art School Summer Camp Families Educators School Programs Community Outreach Group Tours About Face Multimedia Tours Sat 13 February 2016 For Families Sweet on CMA Come have a lovely time at the fourth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Sun 14 February 2016 For Families Passport to Art Puppy Love This free drop in studio program for families features thematic hands on art projects and a family tour Valentine s Day is all about love Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Become a Member Donate Sponsor Volunteer Give the Gift of Art Support the Museum Your gift helps the museum achieve its mission to engage the mind and enrich the spirit Make a Donation Become a Member Join today engage your mind and enrich your spirit with the benefits and rewards of being a member of the Columbia Museum of Art Join the CMA Home Customer Service Standards Customer Service Standards Customer Service Mission The Columbia Museum of Art is dedicated to providing the highest quality customer service and strives to provide an enriching engaging experience for all patrons Our Customers The Columbia Museum of Art s customers include visitors to our museum and website participants of our various programs and events our members and volunteers students families educators artists partners supporters and other stakeholders Customer Service Values Throughout contact with customers staff will aim to meet their needs through professional courteous and efficient service Our staff will Approach all guest needs from a Place of Yes aiming to provide a positive experience for all Treat all customers with respect Provide accurate and relevant responses to all requests Ensure staff members and volunteers are well trained knowledgeable responsive and easy to identify Regularly assess our customers level of satisfaction using feedback to improve our services Customer Service Commitment Customers of the Columbia Museum of Art can expect the following service standards If you visit the Museum You will find the public spaces and galleries to be clean accessible welcoming safe and well maintained We work hard to offer collections that are engaging fun and accessible for all While at the Museum staff members will assist you with any questions or concerns you may have during your visit If you visit our website You will find it to be user friendly and informative Additionally you will find well presented content that is accurate and current If you call the Museum We will maintain

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    Art Gallery Donors Other Ways to Give Sponsor Volunteer Give the Gift of Art About Mission and History FAQ Work at CMA CMA Stories Newsroom About the CMA Press Kits News Board of Trustees Collections Magazine Contact Who to Call Rights and Reproductions Staff Directory Rent Donate Directions and Parking Guidelines Accessibility About Columbia CMA Shop CMA On the Road Group Tours 11 00a m 5 00p m See full list of Museum Hours Visit 1515 Main Street Columbia SC 29201 Write P O Box 2068 Columbia SC 29202 Information 803 799 2810 Museum Shop 803 343 2159 Group Tours 803 343 2163 Membership 803 343 2198 REMIX Spoken All Exhibitions Kress Collection American Asian European Modern and Contemporary Vogel Collection All Events CMA Chamber Music on Main CMA Jazz on Main Arts Draughts Talks and Tours Columbia Design League Events Contemporaries Events Friends of African American Art Culture Events CMA Gala Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours Artist Salon Damond Howard The artist salon series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects topics and disciplines Noon Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours REMIX Spark Tour The CMA is offering quick 30 minute Spark Tours of featured exhibitions 2 00 p m Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Art School Summer Camp Families Educators School Programs Community Outreach Group Tours About Face Multimedia Tours Sat 13 February 2016 For Families Sweet on CMA Come have a lovely time at the fourth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Sun 14 February 2016 For Families Passport to Art Puppy Love This free drop in studio program for families features thematic hands on art projects and a family tour

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    Families Sweet on CMA Come have a lovely time at the fourth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Sun 14 February 2016 For Families Passport to Art Puppy Love This free drop in studio program for families features thematic hands on art projects and a family tour Valentine s Day is all about love Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Become a Member Donate Sponsor Volunteer Give the Gift of Art Support the Museum Your gift helps the museum achieve its mission to engage the mind and enrich the spirit Make a Donation Become a Member Join today engage your mind and enrich your spirit with the benefits and rewards of being a member of the Columbia Museum of Art Join the CMA Back to CMA Stories An Evening Just for Educators February 10 2016 Laughing and chatter echo through the main lobby of the Columbia Museum of Art on a rainy Wednesday evening A diverse group of educators from all walks of life have chosen to brave the storm in order to gather for the year s first Evening for Educators a free quarterly program designed to provide professional development for South Carolina s teachers school administrators and curriculum specialists After exchanging war stories over drinks and hors d oeuvres the group quickly shuffles inside the auditorium anxious to hear tonight s special guest speaker renowned artist and art educator Willis Bing Davis Chief Curator Will South casually introduces the audience to Davis citing his own personal history and interactions with Davis during his time in Dayton Ohio Everything always seemed sunnier when talking to Bing South remarks in reference to Bing s amiable and positive attitude With little other fanfare he ushers Davis to the stage I knew I would be here but I wasn t sure if you would be jokes Davis grinning ear to ear Davis presence is monumental a gentle giant standing proudly upon the stage at an easy six foot five inches though two of those inches may be his hat he gestures with wide slow motions as he speaks thoughtfully about CMA s newest exhibition REMIX Themes and Variations in African American Art This is one of the best exhibitions of African American art in the past 30 years boasts Davis going on to say It does a tremendous service to the field of American Art a model for other museums in the United States to follow His excitement is palpable and as he speaks his energy transfers into hearts and minds of his audience of educators His passion is not limited to the art but extends into the realm of teaching which to him is clearly an art within itself Every student who walks into my room becomes the most important person in the room Davis tells his audience A statement made to serve as a reminder that not only the straight A student but every student is a

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    Shop 803 343 2159 Group Tours 803 343 2163 Membership 803 343 2198 REMIX Spoken All Exhibitions Kress Collection American Asian European Modern and Contemporary Vogel Collection All Events CMA Chamber Music on Main CMA Jazz on Main Arts Draughts Talks and Tours Columbia Design League Events Contemporaries Events Friends of African American Art Culture Events CMA Gala Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours Artist Salon Damond Howard The artist salon series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects topics and disciplines Noon Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours REMIX Spark Tour The CMA is offering quick 30 minute Spark Tours of featured exhibitions 2 00 p m Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Art School Summer Camp Families Educators School Programs Community Outreach Group Tours About Face Multimedia Tours Sat 13 February 2016 For Families Sweet on CMA Come have a lovely time at the fourth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Sun 14 February 2016 For Families Passport to Art Puppy Love This free drop in studio program for families features thematic hands on art projects and a family tour Valentine s Day is all about love Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Become a Member Donate Sponsor Volunteer Give the Gift of Art Support the Museum Your gift helps the museum achieve its mission to engage the mind and enrich the spirit Make a Donation Become a Member Join today engage your mind and enrich your spirit with the benefits and rewards of being a member of the Columbia Museum of Art Join the CMA Back to CMA Stories CMA is Sweet on Families February 9 2016 Sweet on CMA is many things to many people It s a party it s a family outing it s a celebration of art We at the museum see the day as an opportunity to introduce the museum and the art on our walls to a whole new audience Whether you and your family are regulars or it s your first time in the building Sweet on CMA is a whole day designed just for you Trust me we love seeing families of all kinds in the galleries but we know that it can be daunting to bring little ones into those sometimes too quiet spaces Our hope is that with events like these families like yours will feel they re welcome in the museum anytime whether it s a family day or not During Sweet on CMA the whole museum is transformed for families As you might expect we ll have sweet treats and a holiday movie But the highlight for me is not the hearts but the arts Kids get to be art detectives as they try the Two of a Kind scavenger hunt It s not all sweethearts and angels either it runs the gamut from fierce guardian figures to

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    Sponsor Volunteer Give the Gift of Art About Mission and History FAQ Work at CMA CMA Stories Newsroom About the CMA Press Kits News Board of Trustees Collections Magazine Contact Who to Call Rights and Reproductions Staff Directory Rent Donate Directions and Parking Guidelines Accessibility About Columbia CMA Shop CMA On the Road Group Tours 11 00a m 5 00p m See full list of Museum Hours Visit 1515 Main Street Columbia SC 29201 Write P O Box 2068 Columbia SC 29202 Information 803 799 2810 Museum Shop 803 343 2159 Group Tours 803 343 2163 Membership 803 343 2198 REMIX Spoken All Exhibitions Kress Collection American Asian European Modern and Contemporary Vogel Collection All Events CMA Chamber Music on Main CMA Jazz on Main Arts Draughts Talks and Tours Columbia Design League Events Contemporaries Events Friends of African American Art Culture Events CMA Gala Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours Artist Salon Damond Howard The artist salon series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects topics and disciplines Noon Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours REMIX Spark Tour The CMA is offering quick 30 minute Spark Tours of featured exhibitions 2 00 p m Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Art School Summer Camp Families Educators School Programs Community Outreach Group Tours About Face Multimedia Tours Sat 13 February 2016 For Families Sweet on CMA Come have a lovely time at the fourth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Sun 14 February 2016 For Families Passport to Art Puppy Love This free drop in studio program for families features thematic hands on art projects and a family tour Valentine s Day is all about love

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    Jazz on Main Arts Draughts Talks and Tours Columbia Design League Events Contemporaries Events Friends of African American Art Culture Events CMA Gala Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours Artist Salon Damond Howard The artist salon series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects topics and disciplines Noon Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours REMIX Spark Tour The CMA is offering quick 30 minute Spark Tours of featured exhibitions 2 00 p m Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Art School Summer Camp Families Educators School Programs Community Outreach Group Tours About Face Multimedia Tours Sat 13 February 2016 For Families Sweet on CMA Come have a lovely time at the fourth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Sun 14 February 2016 For Families Passport to Art Puppy Love This free drop in studio program for families features thematic hands on art projects and a family tour Valentine s Day is all about love Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Become a Member Donate Sponsor Volunteer Give the Gift of Art Support the Museum Your gift helps the museum achieve its mission to engage the mind and enrich the spirit Make a Donation Become a Member Join today engage your mind and enrich your spirit with the benefits and rewards of being a member of the Columbia Museum of Art Join the CMA Back to CMA Stories My Experience as a CMA Intern January 29 2016 As an Erskine College senior completing my last semester as an art major I was naturally drawn to the idea of an internship I was searching for hands on experience and fortunately I was offered an internship with the Columbia Museum of Art for the 2016 Winter Term In the past I d frequently visited the CMA and admired its beautiful paintings and sculptures and even the architectural qualities of the space itself I ve worked in galleries and visited numerous local museums but none can compare to the CMA s uniquely vibrant and educational atmosphere I like many other Columbia locals was initially captivated by the strong sense of community surrounding the museum I knew I had to be a part of it There was never a dull moment at the office Throughout my brief tenure CMA staff ensured that I was exposed to as many different aspects of museum management as possible Just during my first week I had the privilege of meeting several distinguished docents board members artists and guest speakers I was also given a full tour of the museum including its high security vault and I was introduced to almost every member of the museum s wonderful staff It was with their assistance that I was able to absorb a great deal of valuable knowledge over the course of just a few weeks and I consider many of them friends going forward

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    799 2810 Museum Shop 803 343 2159 Group Tours 803 343 2163 Membership 803 343 2198 REMIX Spoken All Exhibitions Kress Collection American Asian European Modern and Contemporary Vogel Collection All Events CMA Chamber Music on Main CMA Jazz on Main Arts Draughts Talks and Tours Columbia Design League Events Contemporaries Events Friends of African American Art Culture Events CMA Gala Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours Artist Salon Damond Howard The artist salon series features gallery talks about a wide range of subjects topics and disciplines Noon Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Fri 12 February 2016 Talks and Tours REMIX Spark Tour The CMA is offering quick 30 minute Spark Tours of featured exhibitions 2 00 p m Cost Free with membership or admission Learn More Art School Summer Camp Families Educators School Programs Community Outreach Group Tours About Face Multimedia Tours Sat 13 February 2016 For Families Sweet on CMA Come have a lovely time at the fourth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Sun 14 February 2016 For Families Passport to Art Puppy Love This free drop in studio program for families features thematic hands on art projects and a family tour Valentine s Day is all about love Noon 3 00 p m Cost Free Learn More Become a Member Donate Sponsor Volunteer Give the Gift of Art Support the Museum Your gift helps the museum achieve its mission to engage the mind and enrich the spirit Make a Donation Become a Member Join today engage your mind and enrich your spirit with the benefits and rewards of being a member of the Columbia Museum of Art Join the CMA Back to CMA Stories From the Executive Director Winter 2016 January 14 2016 In his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech Dr Martin Luther King Jr proclaimed the rightness of social uplift I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies education and culture for their minds and dignity equality and freedom for their spirits With these words Dr King signaled core essentials to our society and its ability to thrive and prosper For museums these essentials of learning and cultural understanding are our north star and are indicators of inclusion and understanding of responsiveness and reason The Columbia Museum of Art now belongs to an era where a conscious invitation to hear all voices is the underpinning of the work that we do every day We are striving to ensure that we connect with every member of our community The idea for REMIX Themes and Variations in African American Art belongs to Chief Curator Will South It is an exhibition revelatory of the extraordinary vibrancy of African American art and is part of a stream of programming that has long worked to engage our community with the best art being made today The 45 works in this show represent some of the

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    visual ideas found in Rodin s St John ideas seen in Greek statuary and stretching back into Africa are alive and well in Richmond Barthé s monumental bronze the Stevedore However the artist s experience of life has changed the world itself has changed and Barthé has updated the appearance and function of the heroic figure Richmond Barthé was an African American who came to maturity in early 20th century America and well understood that what a person embodied what was carried inside was much different than what others assumed Relegated to second class status within his own country Barthé the artist embarked upon expressing the concept of the heroic using the African American figure a figure that in the vast arc of history stretched back through Rodin through Apollo ultimately back to the carved cult figures of Africa that embodied great spirits Barthé has done brilliantly what all artists do he uses subjects and schemes from the past and updates them making something familiar but new out of them In saying that all artists do this we must note that the African American artist very often had to co opt visual traditions and stories that had long been exclusively controlled by mainstream white culture The mix of a distinctly African American viewpoint with sources for so long conventionally seen and understood within the dominant white western culture could not help but lead to fresh poignant and powerful statements One such statement is Hale Woodruff s glittering Woman by the Sea of 1930 Like Barthé Woodruff travelled to Europe in the early 20th century in search of the best art training the world had to offer While there he became acquainted with the avant garde of Paris Woodruff discovered that African art had flooded the imagination of key European modernists including Picasso and Matisse Woodruff haunted the museums of Paris learning about African art as much as modern and before long was collecting it In Woman by the Sea the influence of African masks is clearly seen in the shining face of the beautiful woman with her thinly cut and sharply horizontal eyes and strongly carved column like vertical nose Beside her is a stringed instrument looking very much like a lute an instrument that originated in Africa Woman by the Sea is in addition to a sensitive mix of African sources a visual riff on Paul Cézanne s well known pictures of nudes lounging in Arcadian settings painted in his revolutionary style of fractured spaces and brilliant color As a visual riff it is familiar but very much changed Woodruff s nude is a black woman recumbent against an exotic blue ocean one that suggests Tahiti and Gauguin more than Europe The luxurious atmosphere of Woodruff s painting is a clear nod to Cézanne one that fits comfortably with Woodruff s African references and critically his desire to foreground the aesthetic beauty of blackness Over the course of the 20th century African American artists moved ever more boldly away

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