Columbia Museum of Art June/July 2018 Calendar

Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad
On view May 13 – July 22, 2018
Jane Peterson is the quintessential American Impressionist—well-schooled in her craft and well-traveled, open to the possibilities of a changing world. Her work reveals the vibrancy of the early 20th century and mirrors the concerns of a rapidly changing art world. Peterson explored the innovative painting techniques of her time, and her style moved from Impressionist to Fauvist, from Realism to a Modernist abstraction. The variety of works in this exhibition demonstrates Peterson’s artistic journey along with a glimpse of her private life. With photographs and archives, we get a sense of the independent woman, artist, and traveler whose works are displayed in museums around the world. This exhibition has been organized by the Mattatuck Museum.

Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad is presented through the support of our generous sponsors and grantors. Presenting Sponsors: Hannah and Ron Rogers. Contributing Sponsors: Gail Morrison and Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA. Friend Sponsors: The Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Carolyn Kressler-Greenberg, Kathleen and Kirkman Finlay, ReNewell,Inc. Fine Art Conservation, Mrs. Dorothy Poston, and Mrs. Myrtle T. Robinson. Patron Sponsors:  AgFirst Farm Credit Bank , Mr. and Mrs. Claude M. Walker, Jr., and Walda Wildman. Additional support from Beth Richardson. Media Sponsors: Free Times, WXRY, and Grace Outdoor. Grantors: Richland County and the City of Columbia. Support for the CMA exhibition program is provided by Lipscomb Sponsors: Marcia Stine, Marcia and Allen Montgomery, and Lynn Robertson.


Ecos: Resonancias de Historias Latinas de Carolina del Sur (Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories)
On view May 22 – July 22, 2018 in the Caroline Guignard Community Gallery
Ecos (Echoes) is a collaborative multimedia art exhibition featuring the stories of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry interpreted by 20 select South Carolina Latino visual artists. Visitors have the opportunity to listen to each audio story and read its transcription as they view the artwork inspired by it.
From 2012 to 2014, The Citadel Oral History Program conducted interviews documenting the experiences of South Carolina’s Latino immigrants living in the Lowcountry for a program called Las Voces (The Voices)Ecos expands on Las Voces and its assertions of the basic humanity of Latino immigrants to shine light on the power and range of the stories of the people in these often marginalized communities.

The initiative has been made possible through the support of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and was coordinated in partnership with Palmetto Luna Arts.

To purchase tickets or register for classes, visit or call 803-799-2810.

Book a Tour Free with Admission
Gather your friends and make a reservation to enjoy a docent-led or self-guided tour of the galleries at half the price during the renovations. Hungry? Choose the tour with a lunch option, or enjoy wine and cheese after your tour. Details at

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, world class skills, 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

Art Explorer Backpacks and Gallery Hunts
Art Explorer Backpacks are designed to encourage families to have fun in the galleries with interactive activities. Each backpack includes a sketchbook with colored pencils, a pair of binoculars, a picture book, games, and hands-on activities that relate to the theme of the backpack chosen. Themes include: color, line, and the current exhibition(s). Check one out for free 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.

CMA Summer Workshops
Ages 7 – 12 | 13 – 18
The CMA is undergoing a transformation, and the building isn’t the only thing changing! We’re taking a whole new approach to summer. With renovations in the museum, what better time to get kids exploring themes of construction and design? These two-day workshops with professional art educators will have your child creating hands-on projects that encourage creative experimentation and problem-solving from start to finish. CMA Summer Workshops are supported in part by Publix Super Markets Charities.

Workshop Pricing
$90 / $72 for members. The CMA also offers needs-based scholarships.

All workshops include a snack, but as these are all-day classes, please send your camper with a lunch each day. Please alert us to any allergies your child may have prior to the first day of workshops.

Design Redux
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and 13 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 7 – 12 
Instructor: Dana Witkoski
Ever find something and wonder why it was just tossed aside? In this workshop, we take unconventional items to create unique pieces of art from the wearable to the shareable.

Tools of the Trade
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 7 – 12 
Instructor: Kayleigh Vaughn
What would artists do without their tools? In this workshop, we explore the many types of tools that can be used to build, sculpt, and create. Using the principles and elements of art and design, campers make art that pays homage to tools.

Let’s Build It All!
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 26 and 27 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 7 – 12 
Instructor: Blakely Sheely
In this workshop, we explore a variety of construction methods and media. Campers create three sculptures: a mobile, a figurative sculpture, and a relief wall hanging. Let's build it all!

Construct and Reconstruct
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 and 18 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 7 – 12 
Instructor: John Codega
Using the basics of design thinking, campers engage in a variety of hands-on projects with the goal of developing their own design processes and the problem-solving skills often used in architecture and interior design.

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 and 25 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 13 – 18
Instructor: Dana Witkoski
Learn the basics of metalwork to create art with an edge. Campers form, fabricate, and solder a range of materials into sculptural works of art, taking inspiration from the diverse metal sculpture in the CMA and around the Main Street District.

Docent for a Day
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 31 and August 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 13 – 18
Instructor: Glenna Barlow
Ever been on a tour in a museum? It was probably led by a docent! Docents do research to learn about art and history and then pass that knowledge along to visitors who come to the museum. Campers get a behind-the-scenes peek at how museums work as they research, write, and deliver their very own tours.

Gallery Tour: Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad
Saturdays throughout the exhibition | 1:00 p.m.
Sundays throughout the exhibition | 2:00 p.m.
A guided tour provides an overview of a retrospective of one of America’s most innovative artists. Free with membership or admission.

Gladys’ Gang: Dabbling and Dabbing 
Wednesday, June 6 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Impressionism is all about playing with color and light. Join us to explore the way painters like Jane Peterson used different techniques as we create our own pastel masterpieces. Participants (ages 2– 5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape, and texture during the Gladys’ Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the art exploration theme. Free. Registration required as space is limited.

First Thursday on Main at the CMA
Thursday, June 7 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a 6:00 p.m. gallery tour of Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad. Enjoy an Ecosgallery tour at 6:30 p.m. Galleries open until 8:00 p.m. Free with membership or admission. At 7:00 p.m. enjoy a 15-minute playlet from the Ugly Art series in which each playlet focuses on a monochromatic piece of art that inspires a narrative exploration of art, love, and life. Free.

Arts & Draughts
Friday, June 8 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, live musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, food vendors, and more. Presented by Cyberwoven. Sponsored by the Whig, Bob Rice Realty, Estates & Companies, Free Times, Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia – Airport, Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands, and WXRY. Cash bar. $9 / $5 for members.

CMA Global Sunday:
Join the CMA as we pair a specially expanded Passport to Art with our Baker & Baker concert series to create a Sunday focused on global music and art. In this program with a unique world perspective, families have the chance to participate in hands-on art projects with their loved ones and enjoy concerts featuring musicians with international style.

Passport to Art: A Voyage with a View
Sunday, June 10 | Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Travel to new places through the Impressionistic paintings of Jane Peterson. This artist was adventurous, and you can be too as you create an on-the-go sketchbook. Make a lucky scarab charm inspired by Peterson’s Egyptian scenes and compose your own imaginary landscape collage using famous Italian views. Take a photo at the Gone Global selfie booth. At 1:00 p.m. take a guided stroll to see some of Peterson’s works. Don’t forget to check out the artwork in the Ecos exhibition and also make create a piece inspired by Latin American art. At 2:00 p.m. you will have a chance to meet some of the artists whose work is the show! This drop-in program for families features a new hands-on art project each month. Free.

Baker & Baker presents Latin Caravan
Sunday, June 10 | 3:00 p.m.
Latin Caravan is the newest and hottest Latin band in South Carolina. Led by David Rodrigues on saxophone and featuring Juan Lanzot, Willie Olenick, Rene Muniz, Ali Romero, and Tomas Morales, the band performs Latin jazz, salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and even some R&B, with classics by Ray Barretto, Celia Cruz, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and more. This special concert features a performance by singer Kanisha Field and salsa dancers Joel Rodriguez and Felicia McClerklin. Free.

About Face Drawing Sessions 
Tuesdays, June 12 and 26
Tuesdays, July 10 and 24:
Portrait Drawing | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Figure Drawing | 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Meet at 701 Whaley
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Drawing sessions are held at historic 701 Whaley throughout museum renovations. Must be 18 or older to participate. $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

Contemporaries Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 14 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
Join the Contemporaries for their annual meeting highlighting this year’s major milestones and the election of new board members. Cash bar. Light hors d’oeuvres.  Plus, join us for a hands-on art class with artist Shelby LeBlanc. Free for Contemporaries members. Interested? Join the Contemporaries affiliate membership today!

An Evening Abroad Tour and Tasting
Thursday, June 14 | 6:00 p.m.
Art has the ability to transport you to another place; now get a chance to do so with wine, Enjoy an educational wine tasting presented by the knowledgeable staff at Bottles Beverage Superstore and journey through the works in Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad with a docent-led tour. Charcuterie provided by Classic Catering. $60 / $55 for members.

Artist Salon: Inside the Artist’s Process
Friday, June 15 | Noon
Manager of Engagement Kayleigh Vaughn discusses artist Jane Peterson’s process in At Home and Abroad, using Peterson’s vibrant and textured paintings as examples. Artist Salons feature gallery talks about a wide range of subjects, topics, and disciplines. These talks showcase the artwork on view at the CMA. Free with membership or admission.

CMA Yard Sale
Saturday, June 16 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The CMA is undergoing renovations, and we need to clear out some space! Join us for a yard sale with hidden treasures like posters, decorations, CMA Shop merchandise, and other odds and ends.

The Hamptons on Hampton
Friday, June 29 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. | Galleries open until 9:00 p.m.
Join us to kick off the summer with a unique Hamptons-style fundraising event. Dress in your stylish all-white outfit and party it up in the new CMA Loft. Dance to tunes spun by Charleston’s DJ SparkBoxx, take in the lush art in Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad, and enjoy summer-inspired hors d’oeuvres, bottomless rosé wine and local craft beer from Columbia Craft. Cash bar with liquor, red and white wine, and frosé (frozen rosé). Limited number of VIP cabana spaces available. $50 / $40 for members / $80 per person for VIP cabana seating with complimentary champagne. Sponsorships available. Contact Lydia or 803-343-2208. Presented by Bank of America. Sponsored by Fab’rik, Lawler Living, and JB Bell & Rush Tompkins.

First Thursday on Main at the CMA
Thursday, July 5 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a 6:00 p.m. gallery tour of Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad and an Ecos gallery talk at 7:00 p.m. Galleries open until 8:00 p.m. Free with membership or admission.

Passport to Art: It’s Really Magical
Sunday, July 8 | Noon – 3:00 p.m. | Tour at 1:00 p.m.
This month, get inspired by the art in the Ecos exhibition and create a piece based on magical realism. At 1:00 p.m. go on tour to learn about this style and how important it is to Latin American culture and traditions. This drop-in program for families features a new hands-on art project each month. Free.

Gladys’ Gang: Testing Waters 
Wednesday, July 11 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Water, water, everywhere. Especially in art! In the galleries we’ll examine the paintings of Jane Peterson, and in the studios we’ll get hands-on with our own aquatic interpretations. Participants (ages 2 – 5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape, and texture during the Gladys’ Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the art exploration theme. Key topic: water. Free. Registration required as space is limited.

Behind the Scenes at the CMA 
Thursday, July 19 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Reception at 6:30 p.m. | Tours at 7:00 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the second phase of our renovations with Executive Director Della Watkins. Refreshments will be served. Members only. Registration is required as space is limited. Renew your membership today and see the transformation in person.

Glass Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
From cut glass vases to sprawling chandeliers, glass is a versatile medium. Come experience it for yourself at the museum! In this two-day workshop, you’ll get a chance to try out multiple techniques while making a candle holder and window hanging. Taught by local artist and educator Joy Pouncey. $90 / $72 for members.


Midsummer CMA Closing 
Monday, July 23 – Thursday, August 16, 2018
Due to renovations, all galleries in the CMA will temporarily be unavailable to the public from Monday, July 23 through Thursday, August 16. Offices will operate during normal business hours. The museum will reopen Friday, August 17. See you then.

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