Treat Yourself to Self-Care Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art presents Self-Care Sunday, a relaxing and restorative free event for all ages at the CMA and on Boyd Plaza, on Sunday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Though wellness and well-being have long been throughlines in the museum’s work and mission, this is its first event explicitly dedicated to self-care.

“Sometimes self-care is luxurious and lovely, and sometimes it is simply just drinking enough water,” says Elizabeth Houck, CMA education & engagement assistant. “Doing a little something to water ourselves mentally, physically, or emotionally can fill our metaphorical cups and transform the way we show up in our lives. Self-Care Sunday is a moment for the community to refresh and rejuvenate.”

Self-Care Sunday features:

Mindful movement and yoga sessions beginning every half hour 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
An open-air market featuring Soak and Soy, Things by Demetria, and Apothecary by Kelsey Pearle, with food and beverages available from A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen, The Favored Life Kombucha Bar, and Curiosity Coffee Bar.
Galleries open and free 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Art of Balance, a guided tour exploring light and dark, chaos and calm, and decadence and austerity in the CMA collection at 11:00 a.m.
Shannon Ivey of #WhatSheSaid Project leading Theater of the Oppressed exercises—theater techniques and games that seek to motivate people, restore true dialogue, and create space for participants to rehearse taking action—at noon.
10% off in the CMA Shop.

Sunday, June 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free. All ages welcome.

This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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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 20,000 square feet of functional space were added to the building’s existing footprint. To learn more, visit

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