Columbia Museum of Art March 2019 Calendar

Jackson Pollock: Mural
On view through May 19, 2019
Jackson Pollock’s 20-foot-wide Mural changed the destiny of modern art. Not only did it catapult Pollock into the spotlight, but it also brought audacious new scale and experimentation to Abstract Expressionism. Through advanced technical imaging, conservators learned how the painting was created, and visitors are in for a unique treat as their results join the mural to fill two entire galleries with detailed looks into Pollock and his techniques.

Jackson Pollock: Mural is presented through the support of our generous sponsors. Presenting Sponsors: Dr. Suzan D. Boyd and Mr. M. Edward Sellers, Joyce and George Hill, and City of Forest Acres. Supporting Sponsors: Glenfield Capital & 1441 Main, and F2T. Contributing Sponsors: Bank of America, The Schneider Company, and The Pollock Company. Friend Sponsor: Hotel Trundle. Patron Sponsors: David and Jane Kulbersh. Lipscomb Sponsor: Marcia and Allen Montgomery. Grantors: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism; Richland County; City of Columbia; and South Carolina Arts Commission.

A Life with Art: Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson
On view March 8 – May 19, 2019
Dwight and Sue Emanuelson have generously given artworks to the CMA for 35 years, and this sweeping four-gallery exhibition celebrates the couple’s ardent engagement with art and artists. Highlights include Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and midcentury design, with work by Pierre Cardin and Charles and Ray Eames. This is a unique collection of modern and contemporary art assembled through the lens of one couple’s life with art and each other.

Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
On view February 15 through April 26, 2019
This exhibition brings together winners and honorees from 1974 to 2018, including Tom Feelings, Leo and Dianne Dillon, Ashley Bryan, Brian Pinkney, Bryan Collier, Jerry Pinkney, and Kadir Nelson. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace by recognizing outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience. They were founded at the American Library Association (ALA) in 1969 in response to the observation that no African American author or illustrator had ever been honored by the prestigious Newberry or Caldecott awards. In 1982, after 12 years of presentation without official recognition from the ALA executive board, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards became an officially recognized ALA award. The Awards are among the brightest acknowledgements of children’s literature on America’s cultural landscape.

Organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. Made possible thanks to funding from the Baker & Baker Foundation and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Presented at the CMA through the support of our generous installation sponsors. Presenting Sponsors: Susan Thorpe and John Baynes. Supporting Sponsor: Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers. Contributing Sponsors: Leslie and Jeff Archie and Midlands Medical Wellness Center, LLC. Friend Sponsors: Luther and Judy Battiste and Dr. and Mrs. Allen J. Coles, III. Patron Sponsors: Brandolyn and Jerome Pinkston.

This exhibition is hosted by both the Columbia Museum of Art and Richland Library. We encourage visitors to cross the street to visit Richland Library on Assembly Street for the full exhibition experience.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
To purchase tickets or register for classes, visit columbiamuseum.org or call 803-799-2810.

Book a Tour and Save
Gather your friends and enjoy discounted admission as you get an inside look at our exhibitions or collection with a docent-led tour. Details at columbiamuseum.org/visit/tours.

School Tours
Student programs support classroom instruction and meet state standards by providing opportunities to engage with works of art and culture from around the world. Using visual thinking strategies, our docent-led tours encourage the use of 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and visual literacy while touching on the three key areas of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate: world class knowledge, and life and career characteristics. Hands-on art-making sessions focus on the creative process, introduction to different art materials and techniques, and encouragement of self-expression while connecting to ideas discussed during the tour. For more information, contact us at 803-343-2163 or visit columbiamuseum.org/learn/educators/field-trips.

Art Explorer Backpacks and Gallery Hunts
Art Explorer Backpacks are designed to encourage families to enjoy the galleries with interactive activities. Themes can include color, line, shape, movement, and more! These art backpacks have options for younger and older children. To check out a backpack, just ask at the visitor services desk.

Gallery hunts mean fun for the whole family. Grab one and see what shapes, patterns, and colors you can spot. Available to borrow from the Gladys cart in the CMA lobby.

Gallery Tour: Jackson Pollock: Mural and A Life with Art: Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson
Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 | 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a closer look at a collection that provides a cross-section of modern art through the eyes of the Emanuelsons, a couple who has been purchasing art since the 1960s. A Life with Art features works of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and midcentury design, including examples by Pierre Cardin and Charles and Ray Eames. This is complemented by Jackson Pollock’s seminal Mural, which served as both a launching pad for Pollock’s artistic fame and a cornerstone of collector and visionary Peggy Guggenheim’s world-class collection.

Gallery Tour: CMA Collection Highlights
We’ve revamped the collection galleries, and with that come revamped tours. Each tour sheds light on the collection from a different angle. Free with membership or admission.

Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection
Sundays, March 3 and 24 | 1:00 p.m.
From corner to corner, see key works in the collection from East to West and from ancient to modern. This tour includes gems by artists like Botticelli, Monet, and Warhol, along with the first piece ever purchased by the CMA.

Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection
Thursday, March 7 | 1:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 | 1:00 p.m.
Get a glimpse into the story behind the art: the science to create the materials, the lives that shaped the artists’ views, the thought process that leads a museum to acquire a piece, and the care required to keep a work of art in excellent condition for thousands of years.

Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection
Sundays, March 10 and 31 | 1:00 p.m.
Discover the rich artistic tapestry of South Carolina. See works by artists in our state and treasures that once adorned local homes. Learn about the Charleston Renaissance, Catawba pottery, and artists right here in Columbia while you explore works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Samuel Roberts, Osamu Kobayashi, Georgia O'Keeffe, and more

CMA Chamber Music on Main
Tuesday, March 5 | Happy hour and galleries open at 6:00 p.m. | Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring new artistic director Andrew Armstrong. Amy Schwartz Moretti on violin, Raphael Bell on cello, Bharat Chandra on clarinet, and Armstrong on piano play works from Debussy, Elgar, Martinů, and Brahms. CMA Chamber Music on Main, a longtime fan-favorite program, brings together world-class musicians who are acclaimed in their respective instruments. Presented by U.S. Trust. $42 / $35 for members / $5 for students.

Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Face the Music 
Wednesday, March 6 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Art doesn’t just hang on museum walls—it’s in our books and all around us. This month Gladys’ Gang celebrates the illustrations of beloved children’s books in Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. We explore how artists show emotion through musical expression, and we express ourselves using our bodies and our art. Key topic: music.

This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-year-old participants and their adult companions as a way to explore art through movement and play. Gladys’ Gang includes story time, gallery exploration, and a creative studio activity related to the art exploration theme. Siblings welcome! Free. Registration required for all participants as space is limited.

Focal Points: Hats Off!
Wednesday, March 6 | 11:00 a.m.
Come learn more about the CMA collection while getting acquainted with the talented people who work and volunteer here. Docent Ann Holtschlag devotes a tour to headwear of all types and examines what these adornments may have signified. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of staff and tour guides. Free with membership or admission.

Evening for Educators
Wednesday, March 6 | 4:30  6:30 p.m.
Educators from across the state are invited to join the CMA for an evening of art, wine, and nibbles. Carrie Ann Power, standards and learning education associate for visual and performing arts for the South Carolina Department of Education, discusses the new design thinking standards as we preview A Life with Art: Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson. Explore the exhibition galleries, learn about new tour scripts, and try out lesson plan materials focusing on the latest exhibitions. Attendees receive documentation for professional development renewal credit. Sponsored by Bank of America. Free. Registration required as space is limited.

Free First Thursdays on Main at the CMA
Thursday, March 7 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come enjoy an evening filled with art! Take a Behind the Collection gallery tour at 6:00 p.m., enjoy improv with The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m., and join Dr. Nancy Tolson for a Focal Points tour at 7:00 p.m. Create a watercolor-and-collage work inspired by the pieces in the Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards show. Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Focal Points: Raise Your Voice
Thursday, March 7 | 7:00 p.m.  
Saturday, March 23 | 2:00 p.m.
Take a closer look at the Our Voice exhibition, featuring works by Coretta Scott King Book Award-winning illustrators, with USC professor of African American Studies Dr. Nancy Tolson. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of staff and tour guides. Free.

Stop-In Studios
Saturday, March 9 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come enjoy Stop-In Studios, a creative drop-in for all ages held on the second Saturday of every month. Check out the CMA’s brand new studios, get inspired in the galleries, and get hands-on with your own art project. Free with membership or admission.

CMA Gala
Saturday, March 9 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Come celebrate with a gala that goes from Bossa Nova to Beatnik. The Columbia Museum of Art was founded in 1950, when fabulous cocktail parties were de rigueur. Now the CMA is ready for a bigger, better, bolder future. This not-to-be-missed party promises to be a night filled with retro revelry and vintage glamour.

The Gala is the CMA’s largest fundraiser of the year and raises significant funds to support the museum’s award-winning arts education and community enrichment programs. Presenting Sponsor: Jim Hudson Lexus. Gold Sponsors: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Joyce and George Hill. $175 ($75 tax deductible).

Focal Points: Women Crush Wednesday
Wednesday, March 13 | Noon
Community Engagement Specialist Sherrie Belton and Visitor Experience and Communications Coordinator Erica Thomas have an eye for art and a heart in activism. Join these staffers to explore women artists and social justice through the ages in the CMA collection. A BYO lunch and discussion to follow. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of staff and tour guides. Free with membership or admission.

Art Class: Watercolor 102
Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This two-part intermediate class touches on a variety of techniques including underpainting and glazing, creating a strong focal point, and improving overall composition. Taught by local artist Connie Jones Manley, a member of the South Carolina Water Media Society and a professional painter for the past five years. Manley has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from the University of the Arts. All material provided. Ages 15 and up. $70 / $56 for members.

The Write Around Series: Cindi Boiter and Jennifer Bartell
Sunday, March 17 | 3:00 p.m.
Join poets Cindi Boiter and Jennifer Bartell as they share work inspired by the dynamic themes of the newly installed collection galleries. The Write Around Series features poetry and prose inspired by the art in the museum. Supported by South Carolina Humanities. Free with membership or admission.

Boiter is a six-time winner of the SC Fiction Project, winner of the Piccolo Fiction Open, the Porter Fleming Award for fiction, the 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts, and the 2018 recipient of the Lucy Hampton Bostick Award for literary advocacy and excellence. She is the founder and editor of Jasper Magazine,The Limelight volumes I and II, A Sense of the Midlands, Art from the AshesMarked by the Water, and Fall Lines – a literary convergence, volumes I through V. She is author ofButtered Biscuits and literary author of Red Social.

Bartell received her MFA in poetry from the University of South Carolina. Her poetry and nonfiction has been published in Callaloo, PLUCK!, Blackberry, As/Us, Fall Lines, The Raleigh Review, Jasper Magazine, the museum americana, Limelight, Scalawag, andKakalak, among others. An alumna of Agnes Scott College, Jennifer has fellowships from The Teachers Guild, Callaloo, and The Watering Hole. She teaches at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.

Focal Points: A Moveable Feast
Tuesday, March 19 | 11:00 a.m.
Come learn more about the CMA collection while getting acquainted with the talented people who work and volunteer here. Docent Sally Buckler examines how wine and food are depicted and imbibed throughout the centuries. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of staff and tour guides. Free with membership or admission.

Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: Face the Music 
Wednesday, March 20 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Art doesn’t just hang on museum walls—it’s in our books and all around us. This month Gladys’ Gang celebrates the illustrations of beloved children’s books in Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. We explore how artists show emotion through musical expression, and we express ourselves using our bodies and our art. Key topic: music.

This program is specially designed for 4- to 5-year-old participants and their adult companions as a way to explore art through play and inquiry. Gladys’ Gang builds skills for kindergarten readiness through story time, gallery conversations, and a creative studio project related to the art exploration theme. Siblings welcome! Free. Registration required for all participants as space is limited.

The Contemporaries present Inside the Paint
Thursday, March 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join the Contemporaries of the CMA to kick off tournament weekend in Columbia with beer, food, live music, and tournament games televised on big screens at the Columbia Museum of Art. All proceeds go to support the Contemporaries' mission of art acquisition for the museum. Food and drink included with admission. $30 / $15 for Contemporaries members.

Arts & Draughts 
Friday, March 22 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. 
Art, drink, and be happy! Art projects in the open studios, fun in the Cross Hatch (a new interactive space for all ages), printmaking with USC’s Ink & Paper, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, beer tastings, live music, and more! Cash bar. Presented by: Cyberwoven. Sponsored by: The Whig, Free Times, WXRY 99.3 FM, MacMogul Real Estate Consulting, Hotel Trundle, Estates & Companies, and Snelling Staff Services of the Midlands. $10 / $5 for members. Join or renew membership that night and get in free.

Art Class: Sock Monkey 101     
Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Make your own unique version of a traditional sock monkey in this introductory soft sculpture class. Ability to sew a basic straight stitch required. Taught by Jennifer Hill, the artist behind Jenny Mae Creations. Hill’s plush dolls appeared in the major motion pictureMr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. All materials included. Ages 15 and up. $60 / $48 for members.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Saturday, March 30 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Did you know that 90 percent of Wikipedia articles are written by men? You can help change that statistic. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the CMA and the University of South Carolina School of Visual Arts and Design join forces as part of the larger Art+Feminism movement to help better represent women and gender non-binary persons on Wikipedia. Kick off the day with Curator Catherine Walworth for Broad Strokes, a tour of women in the CMA collection at 11:00 a.m. Then jump into editing mode from Noon to 3:00 p.m. No prior Wikipedia experience is necessary; we will offer tutorials for beginners, art history reference materials, and extra support. While some laptops will be available, you are encouraged to bring your own laptop, power cord, and extension cord if possible. Tour free with membership or admission. Edit-a-thon free.

For more information, visit columbiamuseum.org.