2019-01-04 / Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Museum of Art January 2019 Calendar

Contributed by Columbia Museum of Art

Mural, by Jackson Pollock Mural, by Jackson Pollock • Midcentury Masters: Jasper Johns’ Gifts to the CMA— On view through February 24, 2019.

Jasper Johns is one of most influential American artists of the 20th century. He painted symbols like numbers and flags, things that were ordinary. This radical vision led to the art movements known as Minimalism and Pop Art. Johns spent much of his childhood right here in Columbia. He never forgot his home state, and in 1999 he gave the CMA 39 works from his personal collection. Some are by Johns himself; others are by artists he admired, like Josef Albers, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.

Mid-century Masters: Jasper Johns’ Gifts to the CMA is presented through the support of our generous sponsors and grantors. Presenting Sponsors: Elliott Davis LLC, and Wells Fargo. Supporting Sponsors: Governor and Mrs. James H. Hodges. Contributing Sponsors: Barbara B. Boyd, Benjamin and Jerry Dell Gimarc, and Jeffry Caswell. Friend Sponsors: AgFirst, The Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, and C. Carroll Heyward and Susan B. Heyward. Patron Sponsor: Walda Wildman, CPA, LLC. Lipscomb Sponsor: Marcia and Allen Montgomery. Presenting Grantor: City of Forest Acres. Grantors: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Richland County, City of Columbia, and South Carolina Arts Commission.

• 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.

• Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection— Sunday, January 20, 2 p.m.

• Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection— Sundays, January 6 and

• Gallery Tour : Behind the Collection— Sunday, January 13, 2 p.m.

• Focal Points: An Artistic Epiphany—Sunday, January 6, 11 a.m.

Focal Points is a series of gallery talks that feature topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of the staff and tour guides. Come learn more about the CMA collection while getting acquainted with the talented people who work here. Free with membership or admission.

• Stop- In Studios— Saturday, January 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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.

• Ikebana Flower Arrangement Demonstration and Display— Sunday, January 13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

• Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: Hip to be Square—Wednesday January 16 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

• Art Class: Getting to Know Your Jewel r y Metalworking Tools— Wednesday, January 16, 6–9 p.m.

• Art Class: Digital Photography— Thursdays, January 17 and 24, 6–9 p.m.

• Arts & Draughts— Friday, January 18, 7–11 p.m.

• FAAAC presents In Celebrat ion of Dreamers—Monday, January 21, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

• Art Class: Learn to Draw in a Day—Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

• The Contemporar ies Bal l : A Modern Masquerade—Saturday, January 26, 7–11 p.m.

• Tender Savages: The Masculine Construction of Jackson Pollock’s Destruction—Sunday, January 27, 3 p.m.

Columbia Museum of Art is located at 1515 Main Street.

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 art-making, 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.

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