Van Gogh and His Inspirations
On view through January 12, 2020
Van Gogh and His Inspirations is an original exhibition organized by the CMA that brings the work of one of the most beloved artists in the world to Columbia, South Carolina, alongside a variety of handpicked paintings and drawings that shaped his vision. From 2001 to 2010, as Steven Naifeh and Greg Smith researched their New York Times bestseller Van Gogh: The Life, they built a collection of over 30 works by artists who influenced Van Gogh’s aesthetic thinking. These works join loans from 12 museums across the U.S. to explore the artistic evolution of Van Gogh through the lens of the artists who inspired him.
This exhibition also brings 12 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, including an outstanding painting of flower fields from the National Gallery of Art, a sensitive painting of a peasant weaving from The Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the world-famous self-portrait from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Side by side with their inspirations, these works offer visitors a window into the mind of Van Gogh.
Presented by The Blanchard Family.
Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank
Sponsored by: Dr. Suzan D. Boyd and Mr. M. Edward Sellers; Hannah and Ron Rogers; 1646 Catering; Mary and Clinch Belser; Jeffry Caswell and José Cotto; Crisp Event Rentals; Jerry Dell and Benjamin Gimarc; Susan B. and C. Carroll Heyward; Joyce and George Hill; Mary and John Kessler; Dr. Carolyn Kressler-Greenberg and Dr. Stanley Greenberg; Governor and Mrs. James H. Hodges; Marcia and Allen Montgomery; Michel G. Moore; Sidney and Ben Rex; Myrtle T. Robinson; Kathy Schaffer Olson and Robbie Barnett; Susan Thorpe and John Baynes; Mr. & Mrs. Claude M. Walker, Jr.; Brenda and Rick Wheeler; Grace Outdoor; Free Times; WXRY. Grantors: City of Columbia; Richland County; and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina
On view through January 12, 2020
Celebrating the tradition and style of plein-air painting and drawing seen in Van Gogh and His Inspirations, this exhibition showcases artists from around South Carolina whose work is as unique and diverse as the state’s landscape. Featuring Noelle Brault, Stephen Chesley, Mary Gilkerson, Glen Miller, Amy Minson, Bruce Nellsmith, Scotty Peek, Brian Rego, and Mickey Williams.
Seeing Through the Layers: Linocuts by Maryanna Williams
On view through December 29, 2019
Maryanna Williams’ imagery creates a dialogue between simple forms and intricate patterns. In her prints she has explored moths, jellyfish, and even Italian Renaissance portraits, each subject chosen for its inherent beauty, delicate patterning, and vibrant hues. Close up and filling the picture plane, her subjects shift between realism and abstraction, at times dissolving into facets of color and marks vibrating across surfaces. Williams’ work is not about scientific illustration or realism, but about transforming subjects from nature and art into images that express her deep passion for the intense beauty that she sees in the world.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
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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, visit columbiamuseum.org/field-trips or contact us at 803-343-2163.
Van Gogh Field Trips for K-12 schools
Thanks to the generosity of Premier Programming Sponsor First Citizens Bank, field trip admission to Van Gogh and His Inspirations is free. CMA field trips engage students with art through a discussion-based approach that sparks curiosity, creating a personal connection that helps them retain information. School programs at the CMA are nationally recognized for their excellence in providing innovative cross-curricular learning experiences for all ages based on state and national standards. Field trip advanced registration is required as availability is limited.
Gallery Tour: Van Gogh and His Inspirations
Saturdays | 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, November 6 and 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 | 6:00 p.m.
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most recognizable and sought-after artists today. But how did he become the artist we now know him to be? Experience Van Gogh and His Inspirations with insights from one of our trained docents as they provide context for the spheres Van Gogh traveled in, the artists he admired, and how those influences helped shape his signature style. Free with membership or Van Gogh admission. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Gallery Tour: CMA Collection Highlights
Each tour sheds light on the collection from a different angle. Free with membership or admission.
Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection
Sundays, November 3 and 24 | 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: Cornerstones of the Collection
Sunday, November 10 | 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: Carolina in the Collection
Sunday, November 17 | 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, and more.
Play on the Plaza
Saturdays | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come out and play on Boyd Plaza every Saturday with the CMA! Build and create with big blue blocks, perfect for guests of all ages and abilities. Try a design challenge or use your imagination to tap into your engineering ingenuity. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation. Free.
Play on the Plaza with Palmetto Luna for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Saturday, November 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This special Play on the Plaza celebrates Day of the Dead, a Mexican tradition that honors those who have departed. Palmetto Luna hosts live music, traditional Mexican folk dances, arts and crafts, a Skeletons’ Promenade, and other cultural activities. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation. Free.
Focal Points: Calling All Saints
Saturday, November 2 | 11:00 a.m.
In honor of All Saints’ Day, we devote a tour to the celebrated religious figures in the CMA collection. Longtime docent Ann Holtschlag takes a closer look to examine how these individuals have been represented over time. 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.
Poetry Summit with Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Ashley M. Jones
Saturday, November 3 | Noon – 5:00 p.m. | Public reading, book signing, and reception at 4:00 p.m. on Boyd Plaza
CMA Writer-in-Residence Ray McManus hosts a half-day event celebrating poetry and visual art. Participants work closely with award-winning and nationally acclaimed poets Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Ashley M. Jones, who each lead a workshop that broadens the relationships writers can have with visual art. Designed for writers at any stage of their career or interest, these workshops provide prompts for generating ideas as well as strategies on how to create effective poems that expand (and even challenge) the conversations and reactions writers and patrons have when encountering art. Brown, Jacobs, and Jones also read from their award-winning work, and a reception with a book signing will follow. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation with additional support from the Poetry Society of South Carolina. $20 / $10 for museum members / $5 for students with ID. Registration required for workshops and includes admission to the galleries, including Van Gogh and His Inspirations. The public reading, book signing, and reception are free.
Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says, came out from BOA Editions and won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. The audiobook of that collection became available in 2017. She is the editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program and the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she periodically volunteers at three different animal sanctuaries. Currently, Brown is at work on a bestiary of sorts about these animals, but it won’t consist of the kind of pastorals that always made her (and most of the working-class folks she knows) feel shut out of nature and the writing about it — these poems speak in a queer, Southern-trash-talking kind of way about nature beautiful, damaged, dangerous, and in desperate need of saving. A chapbook of these poems called To Those Who Were Our First Gods recently won the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and another sequence called The Donkey Elegies will be published as a chapbook by Sibling Rivalry Press in early 2020.
Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, published by Four Way Books in March 2019. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of Georgia O'Keeffe, won the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Smith College and her Master of Fine Arts in poetry at Purdue University. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in publications including Orion, New England Review, Guernica, and The Missouri Review. An avid long-distance runner, Jacobs has worked as a rock climbing instructor, bartender, and professor — teaching for Hendrix College, University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s MFA program, and writing workshops in Greece, among other programs — and now serves as the chapbook editor for Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown.
Ashley M. Jones is a poet, organizer, and educator from Birmingham, Alabama. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Florida International University and is the author of Magic City Gospel (Hub City Press, 2017) and dark / / thing (Pleiades Press, 2019). Her poetry has earned local and national awards, including the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, the silver medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry, a Literature Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award. Her poems and essays appear in or are forthcoming at CNN, The Oxford American, Origins Journal, The Quarry by Split This Rock, Obsidian, and many others. Jones teaches at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is the founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival in Birmingham.
Poetry Reading on Boyd Plaza with Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Ashley M. Jones
Sunday, November 3 | 4:00 p.m.
CMA Writer-in-Residence Ray McManus hosts award-winning and nationally acclaimed poets Brown, Jacobs, and Jones for an afternoon of poetry on Boyd Plaza as part of the CMA’s inaugural Poetry Summit. The reading is followed by a book signing and reception. Free.
This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation with additional support from the Poetry Society of South Carolina
An Evening with the Curator
Mondays, November 4 and 18 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join Chief Curator Will South for an exclusive after-hours tour through Van Gogh and His Inspirations. Get up close and personal with the exhibition in a small group setting and gain invaluable insights from the curator who designed the exhibition. Members only. $50. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Van Gogh to the Movies: Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
Tuesday, November 5 | 6:00 p.m.
This sumptuous Akira Kurosawa film based on the filmmaker’s own dreams consists of eight colorful vignettes ranging from tales of childlike wonder to apocalyptic apparitions. One of these stories, entitled “Crows,” serves as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh, played by director Martin Scorsese. Rated PG. 2 hours. Free with membership or Van Gogh admission. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Art Class: 2D Portfolio Building for Teens
Tuesdays, November 5, 12, and 19 and December 3 and 10 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
In this five-week course, students learn the basics of creating a 2D art portfolio. Taught by local art educator Mary Hendrix. Hendrix earned a bachelor’s degree in art from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of South Carolina. She recently retired from teaching visual arts in K-12 schools. All materials provided. Students are encouraged to bring 2D works in progress. Ages 13 – 18. $200 / $160 for members.
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Weather or Not
Wednesday, November 6 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This month we explore the work in Van Gogh and His Inspirations and discuss weather. We look for key environmental elements like trees and clouds before creating our own outdoor scenes. Key topic: weather.
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 as space is limited. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Art Class: Oil Painting
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, and 20 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Explore the process of oil painting to better understand color blending, brushwork, and glazing in this three-part painting class. Taught by Laurel Archie, a professional painter and instructor who studied art in Chicago, Italy, and Paris before earning her Master of Fine Arts from UofSC and teaching at their School of Visual Art and Design. All skill levels welcome. Some familiarity with drawing and painting is helpful. Ages 15 and up. Supplies and equipment provided. $140 / $112 for members. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Columbia Design League presents Designing Nephron
Wednesday, November 6 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Reception at 6:00 p.m. | Tours at 7:00 p.m.
Join the CDL and Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO Lou Kennedy at 4500 12th Street Extension, West Columbia, for a tour of the art of manufacturing. Tours cover the design of the facility, the process, and innovative packaging design and pharmaceutical delivery systems. $10 / free for CDL members.
Free First Thursday on Main at the CMA
Thursday, November 7 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come experience an evening filled with art! At 6:00 take a guided tour of Van Gogh and His Inspirations, then meet the artists featured in the Guignard Gallery exhibition En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina, which highlights the practice of creating outdoors. Laugh it up with improv from The Mothers of Trustus Theater at 6:30, and enjoy a 7:00 dance performance inspired by pieces in the CMA collection. Free admission courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Due to this exhibition’s popularity, there may be a wait to enter. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
The Move Around Series
Thursday, November 7 | Noon and 7:00 p.m.
The Move Around Series features dance and movement inspired by art on view at the CMA. Starlitt Miller, CEO of i am art, and her team of dancers perform their choreographic vision on Boyd Plaza based on pieces in the CMA collection.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Miller studied contemporary movement and hip hop at the William Allen Dance Academy and studied dance and business management at Columbia College. Miller has danced professionally with the Power Company Collaborative, the Nia Theatre Company, and Yuhas and Dancers, among others. Miller is the founder of i am art, a company that develops creative arts programming through after-school dance programs. Free. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
Meet the Artists of En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina
Thursday, November 7 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meet the artists featured in the Guignard Gallery’s En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina, an exhibition highlighting the practice of painting outdoors. Free.
Saturday, November 9 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Get creative in the studios at this drop-in for all ages held on the second Saturday of every month. This time we bring the outside world into the studios with Van Gogh-inspired landscapes. Free with membership or admission. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Focal Points: East Meets West
Saturday, November 9 | 2:00 p.m.
Docent Alexandra Fleury explores Van Gogh and His Inspirations and the impact of Japanese art on the development of Van Gogh’s style, particularly in his later years in Provence. 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 Van Gogh admission. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Vin as in Vincent: A Tour & Tasting with the Alliance Française
Saturday, November 9 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Alliance Française and the CMA present a tour and tasting. Following a guided tour at 6:00 of Van Gogh and His Inspirations, Provençal wines and hors d'oeuvres will be expertly paired with works from the exhibition. Registration required as space is limited. $40 / $32 for CMA and Alliance Française members. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Getting to Know Van Gogh with Stephanie Viani Hromadka
Sunday, November 10 | 2:00 p.m.
Neuroscientist Stephanie Viani Hromadka weighs in on Van Gogh and the concept of The Spread Mind, in which experience and the world are one. Dive into the world of Van Gogh and His Inspirations in this lecture series featuring CMA staff and guest experts. Free with membership or Van Gogh admission. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Focal Points: Art ’Stache
Tuesday, November 12 | 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate No-Shave November with a hirsute pursuit! Docent Ann Holtschlag takes a closer look at the mustachioed mavericks and bearded bros that populate the CMA collection galleries and examines the various connotations of facial hair through the ages. 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.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Tuesday, November 12 | Happy hour at 6:00 p.m. | Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this chamber concert series featuring artistic director and pianist Andrew Armstrong. Tessa Lark on violin and Philip Myers on french horn join Armstrong to play works by Schubert, Bizet, and Brahms. CMA Chamber Music on Main, a longtime fan-favorite program, brings together world-class musicians who are acclaimed in their respective instruments. Galleries open during happy hour. Presented by Bank of America Private Bank. $42 / $35 for members / $5 for students.
Art Class: Charm Bracelet
Thursday, November 14 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Charm bracelets are an enduring and popular jewelry format that uniquely reflects their owner’s interests. During this three-hour workshop, students construct their own charm bracelet, combining provided charms with handmade elements. Taught by local artist Allison Cicero Moore. Ages 15 and up. All materials and supplies provided. $60 / $48 for members.
Arts & Draughts
Friday, November 15 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Party with Van Gogh and hundreds of your closest friends! Pull your own screen print with UofSC’s Ink & Paper, make a zine with No Radius, test your eagle eyes with a scavenger hunt of the CMA collection, take a unique perspective tour, strike a pose in the Van Gogh selfie station, and share a laugh with Soda City Standup featuring Wayne Cousins and Jenn Snyder.
Rock out on Boyd Plaza with live musical performances from Bask, the Asheville powerhouse known for their distinctive mix of Americana, stoner rock, post-rock, and psychedelic, and Daddy’s Beemer, a slack-rock four piece from Charleston seasoned by a healthy diet of house shows and bar gigs. Dance the night away with Columbia’s own DJs Party of Some. Meet FatRat Da Czar in the Loft and jam out to performances by some of South Carolina's most elite past, present, and future hip-hop artists.
Enjoy craft beer from The Whig featuring Asheville’s original craft brewery Highland Brewing Company, sweets and treats from Curiosity Coffee Bar, and bites from Smokey Loggins, The Wurst Wagen, and Los Chicanos.
Presented by Cyberwoven. Sponsored by The Whig; Estates & Companies; Free Times; MacMogul Real Estate Consulting; Mast General Store; and WXRY 99.3 FM.
Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation.$10 / $5 for members. Join or renew membership or volunteer that night and get in free.
First Citizens Bank Family Day
Saturday, November 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a Family Fun Day to celebrate Van Gogh and His Inspirations with exhibition-themed activities and programming for the entire family, from hands-on art making to musical performances and more. $5 for adults / free for members and ages 18 and under. Includes gallery admission. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
Focal Points: A Seat at the Artist’s Table
Tuesday, November 19 | 2:00 p.m.
Feast your eyes with docent Sally Buckler as she examines wine and food and how they’ve been 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.
Boyd Plaza Sonatas with The South Carolina Philharmonic
Tuesday, November 19 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Music starts at 6:00 p.m.
The new South Carolina Philharmonic percussion ensemble, led by James Ackley, performs three 45-minute sets of classical favorites and some pieces possibly new to you. Featuring an exciting selection of small plates for sale by Bone-In Barbeque and a cash bar with wine spritzers and local craft beer by The Whig. Free. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: Weather or Not
Wednesday, November 20 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This month we explore the work in Van Gogh and His Inspirations and discuss weather. We look for key environmental elements like trees and clouds before creating our own outdoor scenes. Key topic: weather.
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 as space is limited. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
ArtBreak: Van Gogh and French Literature
Wednesday, November 20 | Café at 10:30 a.m. | Program at 11:00 a.m.
UofSC French professor Alexandre Bonafos discusses the rise of the realist novel and how Van Gogh’s deep appreciation of Émile Zola impacted his work. Begin the morning at the museum at 10:30 a.m. with pastries and coffee sold at a pop-up café provided by Curiosity Coffee Bar. Program starts at 11:00 a.m. Free with membership or Van Gogh admission.
ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
CinéCola: La promesse de l’aube / Promise at Dawn
Wednesday, November 20 | Reception 6:00 p.m. | Film 7:00 p.m.
Join the CMA and the Alliance Française for a film screening as part of the 2019 CinéCola film festival. Director Eric Barbier’s 2017 blockbuster La promesse de l’aube / Promise at Dawn is based on award-winning author Romain Gary’s 1960 autobiographical novel in which he recounts his life, from his childhood through his experiences in World War II, and the story of his self-sacrificing mother, who raised him alone. Starring Pierre Niney and Charlotte Gainsbourg. French with English subtitles. Not rated. 2 hours and 11 minutes. Free.
About the CMA
The Columbia Museum of Art is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning and community enrichment for all. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, S.C., the CMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. At the heart of the CMA and its programs is its collection, which encompasses 7,000 works and spans 5,000 years of art history. Established in 1950, the CMA now welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually and is a catalyst for community creativity and education, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds. It is the recipient of a National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education, a National Park Foundation Award, and two Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. In order to serve even more audiences, the CMA recently underwent a transformation. Funded by a successful capital campaign, the two-year renovation project garnered new collection galleries with a progressive thematic layout, new studios for artmaking, cutting-edge program and event spaces, an entrance on Main Street, and a revamped CMA shop. Overall, more than 15,000 square feet of functional space were added to the building’s existing footprint. To learn more, visit www.columbiamuseum.org.