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Art: A Collection of Collections

Presented by South Carolina State Museum at South Carolina State Museum, Columbia

March 26, 2016 - February 28, 2017

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ART: A Collection of Collections:

The South Carolina State Museum is home to over 4,000 works of art, hand-made objects and various collections within its collection. Many of these pieces have never been on display in the museum. ART: A Collection of Collections will highlight some of these one of a kind collections within the museum’s entire collection. Guests will get to explore works of fine, folk ...more


Intermediate Hand Building Pottery

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

January 12 - February 16, 2017

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Students will have the opportunity to advance their hand building skills in this class.  Prior to taking this class students will need to have completed a basic pottery course.  The...more

Sculpture - Artistic Impressions

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center, City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia

January 12 - February 16, 2017

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Sculpture provides an outlet for the artist to express themselves through caricatures, animals, statues and a variety of creative objects.  This class allows the student to complete a basic...more

Drawing for Meaning An Exhibition of SVAD Faculty Drawings

Presented by USC School of Visual Art and Design and McMaster Gallery

January 12 - February 9, 2017

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Drawing for Meaning
An Exhibition of SVAD Faculty Drawings


Exhibition Dates: January 12th – February 9th, 2017

Exhibition Reception: Thursday January 19th, 2016...more

Wade Sellers: 25 Artists

Presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia

Ongoing

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A Film Project Featuring Columbia Artists: Eileen Blyth, Jarid Lyfe Brown, Michaela Pilar Brown, James Busby, Michael Cassidy, Stephen Chesley, Thomas Crouch, Jeff Donovan, Mary Gilkerson, Bonnie...more

Beginning Throwing Fridays

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

January 13 - February 17, 2017

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Beginning Throwing Fridays - is a 6 week course which provides students with the basics of throwing. This class allows those students who wish to take a day course to do so. ...more

The Ghostlight Project

Presented by Trustus Theatre at Trustus Theatre, Columbia

January 19, 2017

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On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters -...more

Spark Tours

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

January 20 - February 24, 2017

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The CMA is offering quick, 30-minute Spark Tours of featured exhibitions. These fun tours spark the imagination of busy people with limited time to visit the museum or those interested in a brief...more

Friday Night Laser Lights

Presented by South Carolina State Museum at South Carolina State Museum, Columbia

January 20, 2017

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Friday Night Laser Lights is back by popular demand for an exciting winter edition line up this Friday, Jan. 20. Enjoy a dazzling display of lasers set to set to your favorite music in the...more

Mixed Media Jewelry Workshop

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

January 21, 2017

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This workshop will take the participants through different phases of making jewelry including polymer clay, steam punk and traditional beading.If you every wanted to explore making jewelry with...more

George Gregory “Collect-ed”

Presented by City Art at City Art, Columbia

January 26 - February 25, 2017

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City Art announces its newest exhibition by George Gregory entitled “Collect-ed.” There will be an opening reception January 26, 2017 from 5-8pm in the main gallery at City Art. The exhibit...more

The FAAAC Presents: An Evening with James Williams

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

January 27, 2017

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The Columbia Museum of Art and the Friends of African American Art & Culture are pleased to present a lecture and discussion from North Carolina artist James Williams. An associate professor...more

Gallery Tour: CUT! Costume and the Cinema

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

January 28 - February 18, 2017

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A guided tour provides an overview of CUT! Costume and the Cinema, in which visitors discover the glamour and artistry of cinematic couture, delight in sumptuous fabrics and unparalleled...more

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

January 29 - March 12, 2017

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Come learn more about the museum’s exciting collection before gallery renovations begin in spring 2017. A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA...more

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

January 29 - March 12, 2017

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Come learn more about the museum’s exciting collection before gallery renovations begin. A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This...more

CMA Chamber Music On Main

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

January 31, 2017

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Hyunah Yu, soprano
Anna Polonsky, piano
Erin Keefe, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Brahms: Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata for Violin and Piano...more

Gladys’ Gang: Me and My Shadow

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 1 - February 15, 2017

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Have you ever seen your shadow? This month at Gladys' Gang we'll take a closer look at how light can make shapes with shadows. You have a shadow - and so do works of art! Participants (ages 2-5)...more

First Thursdays on Main at the CMA featuring Nepotism and Izms of Art

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 2, 2017

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Join Nepotism and Izms of Art as they premier the new visual to War Zone (Choppa) at the Columbia Museum of Art at 6:00 p.m. War Zone (Choppa) is lifted from Nepotism’s...more

The Contemporaries present The Famously Hot Havana Nights Ball

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 4, 2017

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Join the Contemporaries as we celebrate the famously hot city—Havana Style! Promising to be the hottest event at the coolest place in town, the Ball features a silent auction showcasing art from...more

About Face Drawing Sessions

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 6 - February 20, 2017

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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,...more

Arts & Draughts February 2017

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 10, 2017

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Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, live musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, and more.

Unique...more

Collage Art Workshop

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery

February 11, 2017

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This class is designed for anyone and any age.  Feel free to create a design of your own style.  We will cover mixed media as art form.  Each participant will create a one of a kind...more

Sweet on CMA

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 11, 2017

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Come have a love-ly time at the fifth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event. Get creative at art stations, play games, take the “Heart on your Sleeve” costume tour, or try the “Puppy Love”...more

Passport to Art: Go for the Gold

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 12, 2017

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This month we’re talking all about glittery, glossy gold! Join us as we craft our own gilded creations and then at 1:00 we’ll take a trip through the galleries to learn more about the shiny...more

If Loving You is Wrong

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 14, 2017

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Come for an enchanting evening at the CMA for an escape from the ordinary Valentine’s Day. Start with a romance-themed gallery talk in CUT! Costume and the Cinema followed by a...more

About Face Drawing Sessions

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 14 - February 28, 2017

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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,...more

Black Medicine/ White Bodies: Interactive Performance

Presented by McKissick Museum

February 16, 2017

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Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Charleston's Yellow Fever Epidemics 1854-1871 focuses on the role of traditonal African folk healers in the South Carolina Lowcountry. This...more

The FAAAC presents an Evening with REMIX Artists

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

February 16, 2017

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Innovative artists Michaela Pilar Brown and Colin Quashie discuss their creative processes as well as their respective works of art that the CMA recently acquired. Brown’s work, Speak...more

RAKU Workshop

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

February 18, 2017

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This is a one day workshop sponsored by Southern Pottery and the City of Columbia Art Center.  The workshop consists  of pre-workshop instructions in preparing pottery for RAKU as well...more

Mixed Media Workshop by Casey Cline

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery

March 4, 2017

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Push the boundaries of traditional art with mixed media.  Discover new media and uncover mixed media techniques and tips to improve and develop your artistic point of view.  Start a new...more

Introduction to Pottery

Presented by City of Columbia Parks & Recreation at Art Center, City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia

March 6 - April 10, 2017

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Introduction to Pottery is a class designed to provide students the basics of pottery from working to clay to the tools and their functions.  Throughout this 6 week course students will learn...more

Hand Building Basics

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

March 7 - April 11, 2017

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For those who want to develop solid hand building techniques with clay this is the class for you.  Each class time is designed to meet the needs of those individuals who want to develop more...more

Beginning Throwing - Evenings

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

March 7 - April 11, 2017

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Beginning Throwing - Evenings - is a 6 week course which provides students with the basics of throwing.   Opportunities will be provided in class for:  Knowledge of basic pottery...more

Creative Throwing

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

March 7 - April 11, 2017

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This class is designed for those that would like to learn about throwing while at the same time expand their existing knowledge.  Youth from ages 11 through adults can have a custom pottery...more

Next Step Throwing - Building on the Basics

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center, City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia

March 8 - April 12, 2017

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This 6 week class is designed specifically to meet the needs of the person who has had basic throwing but wants to advance their skills.  Student must have prior experience with basic...more

After School Art Class

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

March 9 - April 13, 2017

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This class is designed for children ages 5 to 11 as an outlet to explore visual arts in two dimensional and three dimensional mediums.  The students will create works of art using clay,...more

Intermediate Hand Building Pottery

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

March 9 - April 13, 2017

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Students will have the opportunity to advance their hand building skills in this class.  Prior to taking this class students will need to have completed a basic pottery course.  The...more

Sculpture - Artistic Impressions

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center, City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia

March 9 - April 13, 2017

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Sculpture provides an outlet for the artist to express themselves through caricatures, animals, statues and a variety of creative objects.  This class allows the student to complete a basic...more

Beginning Throwing Fridays

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

March 10 - April 21, 2017

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Beginning Throwing Fridays - is a 6 week course which provides students with the basics of throwing. This class allows those students who wish to take a day course to do so. ...more

Workshop - Crochet Basics

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

March 25, 2017

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Learn the basics of crochet in this 4 hour workshop.  During this workshop students will be provided with the skills necessary to understand crocheting.  Once these basics stitches have...more

Stanley Nelson Film Series: Preview of "Tell Them We Are Rising"

Presented by History Center, Department of History at Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia

March 29, 2017

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Stanley Nelson Film Series: Preview of "Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities"

Talk back with Stanley Nelson


Columbia Museum of Art Gala

Presented by Columbia Museum of Art at Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

April 1, 2017

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On Saturday, April 1, the CMA will host an exquisite, black-tie affair to celebrate and support the arts. The gala is the CMA’s largest fundraiser of the year and attracts many prominent...more

Basket Weaving with Bonnie - Spring Twine

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center, City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia

April 1, 2017

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This is a great basket to learn techniques of twining and three rod wale using round reed.  The colors are reminders of the new green growth of spring and clear blue skies.  The base is...more

Spring Break Art Camp

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center, City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia

April 10 - April 13, 2017

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Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to participate in this 4 day multi-media visual art experience.  The Spring Break Art Camp will include lessons on pottery, drawing and painting, and...more

Indie Grits Visiones - Save the Date

Presented by Indie Grits Festival and Nickelodeon Theatre at Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia

April 20 - April 23, 2017

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More info to come!


Art Fields 2017 - Save the Date!

Presented by ArtFields

April 21 - April 29, 2017

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The dates are set to celebrate the enormous talent of Southeastern artists for the fifth year in a row. ArtFields® will return April 21 through April 29, 2017, transforming this agricultural...more

Mosaic Art Workshop

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

April 22 - April 29, 2017

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This 2 day workshop will focus on making a 12"x12" mosaic piece which will be chosen from patterns supplied in class. All materials and tools are included in with the registration fee of $90....more

Introduction to Pottery

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center, City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia

May 1 - June 12, 2017

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Introduction to Pottery is a class designed to provide students the basics of pottery from working to clay to the tools and their functions.  Throughout this 6 week course students will learn...more

Hand Building Basics

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

May 2 - June 6, 2017

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For those who want to develop solid hand building techniques with clay this is the class for you.  Each class time is designed to meet the needs of those individuals who want to develop more...more

Beginning Throwing - Evenings

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

May 2 - June 6, 2017

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Beginning Throwing - Evenings - is a 6 week course which provides students with the basics of throwing.   Opportunities will be provided in class for:  Knowledge of basic pottery...more

Creative Throwing

Presented by Art Center and Backman Gallery at Art Center and Backman Gallery, Columbia

May 2 - June 6, 2017

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This class is designed for those that would like to learn about throwing while at the same time expand their existing knowledge.  Youth from ages 11 through adults can have a custom pottery...more

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