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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 Volunteers Who Make Magical Evenings January 14 2016 Each year the Columbia Museum of Art hosts an exquisite black tie affair to support and celebrate the arts The Gala the museum s largest fundraiser features unique décor adorning every space from Boyd Plaza to the boardroom Music fills the atrium food and specialty cocktails are plentiful and nearly 1 000 guests dressed to the nines dance until midnight Through sponsorships and ticket sales the 2015 Gala raised a record amount to support the CMA s arts education and community enrichment programs How does the best party in town come to fruition A Gala committee made up of dozens of volunteers works for several months to create a theme pick a menu design a layout secure sponsorships sell tickets and make it happen The end result is a wonderland of color and surprises Led by CMA board of trustees member Julie Brenan a committee of more than 40 volunteers first met in August of 2015 They began with the single idea that the event will celebrate the museum s major spring exhibition REMIX Themes Variations in African American Art I love being a CMA Gala volunteer says Doni Jordan Columbia art collector and artist Since art and design are my passions I m able to donate my time creative energy and sweat equity in an area that is close to my heart while supporting the CMA For last year s Gala Doni and her friend Susan Livingston created four large sculptures using objects like old bicycle tire rims and chains hubcaps and sawmill blades Their pieces reflected the inventive and industrial theme of the event A Fair to Remember which celebrated the spirit of the 1893

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 Creative Age Rethinks How Museums Serve Seniors January 14 2016 Museums are first and foremost providing a public service As such a museum must serve every area of its community and community outreach is at the heart of the Columbia Museum of Art s mission When we noticed a way to better serve a critical part of the Columbia community adults aged 70 and older we decided to act In 2013 the Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS awarded the CMA a three year grant to launch the Creative Age Inititive to provide improved accessibility and comfort in the CMA facilities and programs along with increased opportunities for socialization South Carolina is one of the fastest growing states for aging individuals Census projections predict that in 20 years South Carolina s senior population will more than double and this population is most highly concentrated right here in the Midlands One of the greatest challenges that seniors face is finding and maintaining a rich social life Participation in the arts has been proven to enhance quality of life in many areas and the Creative Age Initiative aims to strengthen the bond between social interaction and mental and physical well being for its participants In 2012 the American Alliance of Museum s report Trends Watch Museums and the Pulse of the Future highlighted the importance of including programming and initiatives for older adults The report emphasized that involvement in museums contributes to visitors health well being and lifelong learning A 2001 study by George Washington University s Center on Aging Health and Humanities found that older adults who engaged in cultural activities reported a higher overall health rating fewer falls less medication use and fewer doctor s visits We knew that the CMA would be the perfect pioneer for an arts initiative for seniors in South Carolina The CMA is the largest visual arts organization in the state and a community anchor in Columbia Every year CMA programs serve over 15 000 adults and seniors make up over a fourth of the 160 000 visitors we serve each year As an arts institution committed to community outreach we are dedicated to going beyond simply bringing older adults in the door we are developing programs that

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 Families are Feeling Sweet on CMA January 14 2016 If you ve never been to Sweet on CMA you may be surprised at what you find the hallways and atrium are awash in pink and red and the whole museum buzzes with activity as families take over the lobby studios and galleries But it s more than just candy and hearts the children here are both creating and engaging with art As one of two annual free family fun days this program presents a perfect opportunity for the museum s education staff to attract more young visitors and gain greater exposure for the CMA s many educational offerings Sweet on CMA as well as its Halloween counterpart Spooktacular provides a chance to not only welcome hundreds of families for a high energy day of artful fun but attract many who have never visited the museum before By offering a free day of family fun we are able to bring in new audiences who then learn about the myriad family programs we offer throughout the year In the past family fun days like these have brought in more than 600 visitors with some families coming from as far as Greenville Since the CMA began offering these family fun days they have steadily increased in size indicating that there is a desire for this type of engagement in the Midlands Sweet on CMA is ostensibly about Valentine s Day There are pink cupcakes and heart shaped notes but the program is much more than a family party The seasonal theme may bring families in the door but they stay and return for the art making and the gallery engagement that they simply cannot get anywhere else Each Sweet on CMA features at least six different art activities as well as unique gallery tours and thematic scavenger hunts through both the upstairs

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 A Personal Piece by Tyrone Geter January 14 2016 by Porchia Moore consulting curator for African American art If as human beings we are hardwired for narrative then Tyrone Geter is a master storyteller We connect with his stories not in words but in visual form His work is poetry and song dance and rhythm The CMA recently acquired one of Geter s most powerful pieces I Don Old I Don Tire But I Ain t Done Yet a gift made possible by Dr and Mrs Benjamin M Gimarc as an addition to our collection Tyrone Geter is a Columbia resident and Benedict College professor of art The stories that Geter tells are woven in the ever present mediums of charcoals paint and torn paper It is this torn paper technique that adds both dimension and layered plots to his work Heavily influenced by the continent of Africa and the seven years that he lived in Nigeria with his Hausa Fulani wife and teaching at Ahmadu Bello University Geter confesses that his work is largely about the fact that he adamantly loves people He proclaims My mother told me that people are the only thing that counts in this entire world His work speaks to thematic exploration of identity the presence and impact of black heritage around the world and the joy that can be found in the glorious curiosity of human experience I Don Old I Don Tire But I Ain t Done Yet is deeply personal for Geter The woman depicted is Geter

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 Behind the Scenes at the CMA Shop January 14 2016 Visitors can count on finding unique and artistic gifts at the CMA Shop and they re tax free but how do these items get selected From planning which products will complement an exhibition to shopping for the perfect gifts for you and your loved ones CMA Shop Manager Brantley Cox has an eye for the best We sat down with her to talk about how she does it What was the first exhibition you worked on as manager I started as manager right when Charles Courtney Curran started but From Marilyn to Mao Andy Warhol s Famous Faces was the first big one I got to shop for What s the process for curating the shop around an exhibition It s about cohesion with Warhol I tried to go for more portrait centered products since the theme was famous faces With Georgia O Keeffe I looked for more natural objects For REMIX Themes and Variations in African American Art there s so much opportunity to play on ideas and introduce visitors to living artists they may not know I also try to branch out a bit for customers who want to find lesser known works by a given artist Tell me about your window displays I usually have quite a bit of freedom with it as long as I can tie it into the exhibition as far as decorating goes With Warhol I had soup can lamps that would have been out of place any other time but were perfect for that For Georgia O Keeffe I tried interpreting the Santa Fe landscape we associate with her All displays use recycled materials or things that just would have been thrown away Product wise we tend to rotate every two weeks to keep things new refreshing and eye catching We want people to stop what they re doing and look at the window and say I haven t seen that before I try to put bright big or very unique objects to catch the eye of people

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 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

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 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

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 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

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