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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News Columbia Museum of Art and Congaree National Park Education Program Receives America s Best Idea Grant And is Featured on National Television October 30 2014 Columbia S C The Columbia Museum of Art CMA and Congaree National Park received one of 39 America s Best Idea grants given by the National Park Foundation this year to recognize their innovative arts and science education program called LEAF Linking Ecology and Art of the Floodplains The 17 500 grant helps support LEAF which connects science art and the ecological experience of the primeval forest at Congaree National Park to teach over 1 300 third graders about landscapes soils and habitats The National Parks Service announced the list of national parks across the country selected to receive the award The grant program inspired by Ken Burns critically acclaimed documentary The National Parks America s Best Idea builds partnerships between national parks and community state and other public organizations that engage diverse audiences in meaningful and relevant ways with national parks and inspires participants to become stewards of our National Park System The award winning program also received recognition on national television on Time Warner Cable s It Ain t Rocket Science show that aired in October The show is part of the cable company s charitable initiative called Connect a Million Minds STEM campaign which spotlighted the LEAF program as an innovative education

    Original URL path: http://www.columbiamuseum.org/news_article/columbia-museum-art-and-congaree-national-park-education-program-receives-%E2%80%9Camerica%E2%80%99s (2016-02-12)
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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News SCE G and Columbia Museum of Art Present Solar Exploration Station September 12 2014 Columbia S C Today representatives from SCE G and the Columbia Museum of Art along with a group of first through third grade students from Logan Elementary School gathered in the Museum s atrium to unveil a new interactive solar display The Solar Exploration Station allows visitors to take the power of the sun into their hands and learn more about solar energy and the Museum s rooftop solar panels in a fun and creative way Since 2011 the Columbia Museum of Art has harnessed renewable power from 177 solar panels positioned on top of its roof Working with SCE G the South Carolina Energy Office and Sunstore Solar the Museum secured a grant from the U S Department of Energy to implement the renewable energy project The Museum was the very first downtown solar customer and it s been a huge success said Casey Logan power quality engineer at SCE G who was involved with the project from the beginning In fact the panels generate enough green power to offset 10 percent of its daily energy needs The Solar Exploration Station is located in the Museum s lobby and allows students to shine a light on mini solar panels that illuminate the galleries of a model art museum Teachers are encouraged to go online and download the customized corresponding lesson plans to continue learning about solar energy in the classroom For information visit columbiamuseum org lessonplans The addition of the SCE G Columbia Museum of Art Solar Exploration Station provides students and educators the unique opportunity to see the connection between science and art in action which is the basis for STEAM Science Technology Engineering Art and Math said Kerry Kuhlkin Hornsby director of education at the Columbia Museum of Art In late 2013 SCE G announced a new renewable energy team and committed to installing 20 megawatts of solar energy on its system by 2020 Over the past several months SCE G worked with solar stakeholders from across the state to develop comprehensive consensus legislation and in June the landmark Distributed Energy Resource Program Act was signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley opening the door for increased solar installations in South Carolina The company took another step forward in advancing its renewable energy commitment in late August by issuing a Request for Proposals RFP

    Original URL path: http://www.columbiamuseum.org/news_article/sceg-and-columbia-museum-art-present-solar-exploration-station (2016-02-12)
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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News The Columbia Museum of Art Adds Large Extraordinary Mural Tatara Fire by Henry Mandell to Its Collection April 1 2014 Digital Painting Transforms South Carolina History into Art Columbia S C The Columbia Museum of Art has acquired a giant wall size painting Tatara Fire by New York based artist Henry Mandell The new acquisition was commissioned by the Museum in 2013 and made possible by a generous gift from the CMA s young professionals membership affiliate group the Contemporaries The mural is the first digital painting to enter the collection of the Columbia Museum of Art Tatara Fire is now on view in CMA s second floor atrium Tatara Fire is a dazzling addition to the new installation of the Museum s atrium that now displays contemporary works from the collection says CMA Executive Director Karen Brosius It is exciting to have this impressive work by Mandell on view We kindly thank the Contemporaries under the leadership of Asheley Scott president and Charles Appleby vice president for their generosity in bringing this painting to the CMA Mandell employs novel techniques to create abstract paintings He transforms the outlines of words and data gleaned from the Internet The paintings are composed of thousands of letters that have been hand traced placed into fine art software and then digitally painted by hand on a computer screen using a digital stylus brush The artwork is then painted by a giant ultraviolet inkjet printer using acrylic pigments The words are intact but the shapes have become a new visual language for the age in which we live It is a deep honor to receive this commission and be a part of the wonderful collection of the Columbia Museum of Art says Mandell As a part of my series that looks at the theme of transformation through fire this painting reflects the history of Columbia nearly 150 years ago when the city was burned and changed forever My work although

    Original URL path: http://www.columbiamuseum.org/news_article/columbia-museum-art-adds-large-extraordinary-mural-tatara-fire-henry-mandell-its (2016-02-12)
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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News FEEL FREE TO PLAY The Columbia Museum of Art Opens New Interactive Education Gallery February 14 2014 Official opening takes place on Sunday February 23 2014 Columbia S C The Columbia Museum of Art opens the Wells Fargo Education Gallery on Sunday February 23 2014 A free Sunday the Museum and gallery will be open from 12 00 p m to 5 00 p m The newly designed space is an interactive gallery for children to learn about fine art while they play in a fun hands on environment The accessible comfortable and engaging space for families is home to Gladys the Grasshopper the CMA s family mascot Gladys greets and guides her guests throughout the gallery encouraging creativity The gallery features new interactive components with art supplies a bean bag area for kids to read and dream and even a space for parents to unwind while their children set free their imaginations The gallery is completely free to the public Parents need a place to not have to worry about their children while introducing them to fine art says Kathryn Hilliard Stuart of the Hilliard Family Foundation whose generosity made the gallery a reality The Education Gallery provides a space for the children to touch play with their hands make noise and create while allowing the parent a place to sit and relax for a moment Education and art should be fun and The Columbia Museum of Art is making that happen for people of all ages The mission of the gallery is to foster the creation appreciation understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through student exhibitions and an interactive art environment Emphasizing creativity and excellence the CMA reaches out to South Carolina teachers students parents and the public to develop a dialogue based on works from the Collection and special exhibitions This work coupled with the interactive components gives our visitors a visual arts language by fostering their ability to think critically and creatively We are thrilled to provide this free and accessible interactive gallery for kids to play and learn says CMA Director of Education Kerry Kuhlkin Hornsby The CMA is committed to bringing fun learning opportunities to the community and this gallery is open for all to enjoy We are very thankful to the Hilliard Family Fund for making this possible We hope families will come and enjoy

    Original URL path: http://www.columbiamuseum.org/news_article/feel-free-play-columbia-museum-art-opens-new-interactive-education-gallery (2016-02-12)
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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News New Education Programs Make Learning Fun at the Columbia Museum of Art August 21 2013 Columbia SC Two new education programs will be launched in September by the Columbia Museum of Art Gladys Gang and Homeschool Days at the CMA are sure to enlighten and inspire students through their creative interactions with the Museum s collection and travelling exhibitions Education programs at the Museum involve students in hands on art classes that reach across core subjects in order to develop creative thinking skills critical for success in the 21st century Children have a really great time creating and exploring through our innovative sessions which are designed to meet SC state standards in basic curriculum with a fun engaging approach Kerry Kuhlkin Hornsby CMA director of education said Gladys Gang Join us for an exciting new series Young artists ages 2 5 and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color line shape and texture This FREE monthly program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the theme Classes are the first Wednesday of the month from 10 00 a m to 11 00 a m September 4 Up Down Across And Through Students learn all about color and create a woven masterpiece October 2 Monster Madness In the galleries participants learn all about hidden animals and

    Original URL path: http://www.columbiamuseum.org/news_article/new-education-programs-make-learning-fun-columbia-museum-art (2016-02-12)
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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News CMA celebrates 15 years as a downtown catalyst on Main Street Offers free admission and tours on Thursday July 18 July 1 2013 Columbia SC This month the Columbia Museum of Art celebrates 15 years of being in its present location on Main Street in the heart of downtown Columbia As a thank you for 15 years of support the CMA offers free admission and guided tours on the official anniversary Thursday July 18 from 11 00 a m until 5 00 p m In addition the CMA offers the community the opportunity to save 15 on general membership during July Details are available at columbiamuseum org Since moving to Main Street in 1998 the CMA has been a cultural anchor and helped to create a vibrant and energetic downtown The CMA has greatly expanded its education and outreach efforts to reach a broader and more diverse base of visitors and patrons The museum has also steadily increased its membership donor base and attendance from all over the Southeast The CMA s most recent contribution to Main Street improvements was the installation of six large scale banners featuring images from the collection which invoke a sense of change and excitement As a catalyst for downtown growth the CMA has attracted businesses residents and visitors to Main Street The Columbia Museum of Art opens doors to arts history and cultures that many citizens have no other way of experiencing Richland County Councilman Paul Livingston said We know that the arts are good for

    Original URL path: http://www.columbiamuseum.org/news_article/cma-celebrates-15-years-downtown-catalyst-main-street-offers-free-admission-and-tours (2016-02-12)
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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News CMA and the Contemporaries reveal new acquisition of a major painting June 19 2013 COLUMBIA SC The Columbia Museum of Art unveiled a new acquisition of a major painting Girl in the Window by the acclaimed 20th century American artist George Tooker at the Contemporaries annual meeting on Wednesday June 19 The painting is currently on view in the recent acquisitions gallery through September 15 Generous donors including the CMA membership affiliate group the Contemporaries made

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  • Columbia Museum of Art
    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 News Columbia Museum of Art Collection Increases by More Than 600 Works in 2012 February 26 2013 COLUMBIA SC The Columbia Museum of Art collection grew by 619 works from gifts by 12 generous collectors and funders in 2012 which represents a 10 percent increase in size The growth of the collection in such a significant way reflects the commitment of individuals who understand the value of a museum to the cultural life of a community The gifts include American paintings and photographs contemporary works on paper Asian porcelain and an Old Master etching by Rembrandt The Raising of Lazarus Major gifts from collectors around the country including New York Texas Los Angeles North Carolina and South Carolina build upon the CMA s strengths in American European Asian and modern and contemporary art The CMA collection now encompasses approximately 7 000 works and spans thousands of years of history As the only public museum in the state with an extensive collection of international art the CMA is fortunate in having at its nucleus significant holdings of Renaissance and Baroque works of art Thanks in large part to the important gifts made to the CMA by the Kress Foundation in 1954 and 1962 the CMA is known in scholarly circles for its rich collection of European paintings and bronzes We are indebted to these generous art collectors and funders who have given these works of art and support to the museum that raises our visibility on a local state and national level CMA Executive Director Karen Brosius said The heart of our museum is the collection and these gifts to the CMA will inspire educate and entertain future generations Most notable in size was the gift of 594 works by Herb and Dorothy Vogel two of America s leading collectors of contemporary art in New York This was the Vogel s second largest donation after the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC This substantial collection represents work in various media by 27 different artists including Richard Artschwager Michael Lucero Pat

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