Join us for Maritime Marketplace, your one stop shop for holiday gifts! Featured items will include handmade jewelry, pottery, photography, sweet treats, woodworking, ornaments and more. Follow our Facebook page to learn more about our vendors, including
- Main Street Pottery
- Nature Muse Imagery
- Meg's Sweet Treats
- Barb's Boards
- River & Marsh
- Moonlight Crow Creations
Art Class: Drawing 101
10 a.m to 4 p.m. Learn the basics of drawing with this one-day workshop — experiment with pencil, charcoal, conté crayon, and more. Taught by local art educator Mary Hendrix, who holds a bachelor’s degree in art from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in teaching from the UofSC. Ages 15 and up. All materials included and equipment provided. Face coverings required. $60/ $48 for members.
Art Class: Intuitive Painting
December 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the meditative process of painting in this one-day workshop. Students experiment with paint in a creative environment while taking inspiration from the CMA collection. Taught by local art educator Mary Hendrix, who holds a bachelor’s degree in art from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of South Carolina. Ages 15 and up. All materials included. Face coverings required. $80 for nonmembers / $64 for members.
Winter Workshop: Mixed-Media Marvels
Monday, December 20, and Tuesday, December 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 8–12. Students experiment with 2D and 3D elements to create their own works inspired by 30 Americans and the CMA collection. Taught by CMA Engagement Specialist Dana Witkoski. All materials and equipment provided. Capacity limited to 10 participants to allow for physical distancing in the CMA studios; face coverings required. $90 for nonmembers / $72 for members.
Lunch Buddies: Students ages 8 – 12 can stay all day from morning camp through afternoon camp. Lunch Buddies bring their own brown bag lunch, must be registered for both morning and afternoon camps. $15. Registration required.
Winter Workshop for Children: Exploring Altered Books
Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21 | 9 a.m. to noon. For ages 8 – 12. In this two-day mixed-media class, students take inspiration from current exhibition 30 Americans and the CMA collection to transform a discarded book through a variety of art techniques. Taught by local art educator and artist Katrina Hampton. All materials and equipment provided. $90 for nonmembers / $72 for members. Capacity limited to 10 participants to allow for physical distancing in the CMA studios; face coverings required. Registration required.
Lunch Buddies: Students can stay all day from morning camp through afternoon camp. Lunch Buddies bring their own brown bag lunch, must be registered for both morning and afternoon camps. $15. Registration required.
Winter Workshop for Children: Holiday Hop
Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 4 – 7. Join us for two festive days as we highlight art and celebrations from around the world, from holidays at home to festivals from other countries using the CMA Collection as inspiration. Taught by CMA staff educator Glenna Barlow. Capacity limited to 10 participants to allow for physical distancing in the CMA studios; face coverings are required. $90 for nonmembers / $72 for members.
Book Discussion: The Vanishing Half
Join the CMA to welcome Ronisha Jones, Richland Library’s applications specialist and Cover to Cover book club facilitator, for an art-inspired discussion of Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half. Examine how the novel touches on themes ranging from race, colorism, and gender identity — many of which are also raised by artists in current exhibition 30 Americans. Free with registration. December 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
ArtBreak: Black Male Studies and Contemporary Black Art
The nascent field of Black male studies has revolutionized African American studies with its philosophical and archival focus on the victimization of Black men. Black maleness, according to this field, must be considered a site of sexual victimhood, torture, abjection, and violent death, rather than a site of a presumptive extension of white male privilege and hegemonic masculinity. For this ArtBreak, Dr. Seulghee Lee, assistant professor of African American studies at the University of South Carolina, presents connections between Black male studies and several of the pieces in 30 Americans, including works by Barkley L. Hendricks, Rashid Johnson, Henry Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Free with membership or admission. December 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Happy hour at 5 p.m.
Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: Bowled Over
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. Includes story time, gallery exploration, and a creative studio activity related to the art exploration theme. Gladys’ Gang builds skills for kindergarten readiness through story time, gallery conversations, and a creative studio project related to the art exploration theme. Gladys' Gang Preschool Edition: Bowled Over will take place December 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This month we’ll be looking at bowls, plates, and other tools we use to help us eat... which sometimes have beautiful designs. Free, with registration required for all participants as capacity is limited to allow for physical distancing. Face coverings required for all participants over the age of two.
Let’s Talk Race Community Conversation
December 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Columbia Museum of Art joins Richland Library in their ongoing series Let’s Talk Race to facilitate discussions that tackle a variety of topics through the lens of race, equity, and inclusion. Every conversation is different and offers community members the opportunity to take part in this honest and courageous dialogue. This month, Let’s Talk Race features discussion around works from the exhibition 30 Americans, a dynamic showcase of contemporary Black art offering an intersectional series of varying perspectives that has helped fuel the drive to fill historical gaps in American museum collections.