Jessica Scott Felder Exhibit and Performance at Coastal Carolina University
Visual and performance artist Jessica Scott-Felder, assistant professor of studio art at Wofford College, uses her body as a catalyst for altering the social dynamic of a space. Every aspect of her presence is important to the ephemeral work, from the details of the antebellum-era clothing (inspired by the drawings of chairs) to the object-filled vessels carried during the performance. The Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University hosts Scott Felder's newest work, "Among Us." Exhibition: October 11 - November 19. Performance: November 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Pursuing Justice: Nuremberg’s Legacy
Temple Sinai Jewish History Center, a part of the Sumter County Museum, presents Pursuing Justice: Nuremberg’s Legacy, a exhibition from The Florida Holocaust Museum. The exhibit focuses on two sets of trials that have become known as the Nuremberg Trials: the International Military Tribunal, (Nov. 20, 1945 – Oct. 1, 1946) for the major Nazi war criminals; and the twelve subsequent trials (Dec. 9, 1946 – Apr. 13, 1949) for those criminals not tried at IMT. From June 26, 1945 through Aug. 8, 1945, representatives of four victorious powers (the U.S., Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union) deliberated during a conference at Church House in London on the procedures for holding the IMT. After much negotiation, the signatories issued the London Agreement and the Charter, which laid the foundation for the International Military Tribunal.
Temple Sinai Jewish History Center hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. General Admission: $5 adults; $2 for students (6-17) and seniors (65+); free for children five and under.
Also on view at Williams-Brice House, McKenzie Hall, Carolina Backcountry Facilities at 122 N. Washington St. in Sumter. Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Combo tickets allow admission to all museum sites at a discounted rate of $8 for adults; $3 for students (6-17) and seniors (65+); free for children five and under.
Ask Me About the Art!
Saturdays in October (Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 1 to 2 p.m. Get insight on art from our knowledgeable group of interpretive guides. Docents will be stationed throughout the galleries to chat and answer questions about works on view. Look for their “Ask me about the art!” buttons to learn more. Free with membership or admission.
Focal Points: In the Cards
October 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As spirits rise for All Hallows’ Eve, it’s a good time to invite their wisdom. Using the arcane secrets of the Tarot, docent and seeker John Tomashek guides you on an exploration of mysticism in art. It’s all in the cards — and in the galleries! Tarot readings with fellow docent Bauer Westeren to follow the tour. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of tour guides and staff. Face coverings required. Free with membership or admission.
Public Tour: Behind the Collection
October 24 from 1 p.m.-2 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 thinking that leads a museum to acquire a piece, and the care that's required to keep a work of art in excellent condition for thousands of years. Face coverings required for this event. Free with membership or admission.
Focal Points: Queer Eye
October 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Patina, paint, and polish form only the surface of an artwork. Underneath are hidden stories of the artist, their muses, the collectors, and the subjects of their work. In celebration of SC Pride and National Coming Out Day, join docent John Tomashek in the CMA collection to share an LGBTQ history of art that might otherwise go untold. This tour features adult themes; visitor discretion advised. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of tour guides and staff. Face coverings required. Free with membership or admission.
WGS Intersections: Namsa Leuba
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston will host a panel discussion organized by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program around themes explored in "Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks". This free event will take place in person with a virtual participation option. Join us on October 11 at 7 p.m. for a conversation with WGS's affiliated faculty, disciplines ranging from Art History to Political Science and African American Studies, as we engage with and respond to Namsa Leuba’s work in Africa and the Pacific. This panel will consider intersections between art, performativity, gender, sexuality, race, (post-) colonialism, and power.
Focal Points: Boisterous Black Angels
Join docents Nancy Tolson and John Tomashek in the 30 Americans exhibition as they spill the tea on all things Black, queer, and fabulous! October 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of tour guides and staff. Free with membership or admission. Face coverings required.
The Contemporaries: Beer and Brats on Boyd Plaza
Fall back into Columbia's art scene with CMA affinity group The Contemporaries! Enjoy a family-friendly event with German music, cuisine from The Wurst Wagen, and beer. Ticket includes food plate, two drink tickets, and gallery admission including the newly opened exhibition 30 Americans. October 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Public Tour: 30 Americans (Oct. 21)
There is no monolithic American experience just as there is no singular Black experience. The exhibition 30 Americans brings together the work of 30 artists who explore those multifaceted intersections from varying perspectives. Learn more about works Kehinde Wiley, Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave, and more with a guided tour, October 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Face coverings required. Free with membership or admission.