The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Plan to visit the Columbia Museum of Art in Lake Murray Country for this amazing art show, while it lasts! Images by artist Maurits C. Escher (1898–1972) fascinate audiences with their imaginative design, consummate draftsmanship, and dreamy visions. His mind-bending prints include subjects like infinite staircases, tessellating birds changing into fish and back again, and […]

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Art Blossoms

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Join us for four dazzling days of flowers and art, garden clubs and designers enliven the Columbia Museum of Art and Boyd Plaza with floral creations that bring new interpretations to world-class works of art beloved by visitors. Explore the beauty in Lake Murray Country on your own or celebrate with special events, including an […]

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Art Blossoms Brunch

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Have brunch on beautiful Boyd Plaza and enjoy live music by Hot Club Noir, special guest Brinton Fox of Boone Fox Farm, a signature cocktail featuring her flowers by mixologist Henry Thomas, a springtime menu by Honey River Catering, and live plein-air painting by About Face during this creative and unique dining experience. Ticket includes […]

$70.00
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Talk It Out with the Spark Collection

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Join the Spark Collective on Boyd Plaza for an hour-long concert of eclectic music for flute, saxophone, double bass, piano, and percussion. Composed of five graduate students at the University of South Carolina School of Music, this collaborative, mixed-instrumental ensemble is dedicated to community engagement and creative exploration. Limited seating and standing room available to […]

Free
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Chaye Alexander presents Live at Boyd Plaza: The Rhythmic Jazz Experience

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Spring is in the air, and Boyd Plaza is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor concert filled with your favorite tunes jazzed up and expertly delivered by The SC SoulJazz Collective. This impressive new group is made up of singer Beth Inabinett, saxophonist Mike G, guitarist Drew Medlin, bassist Rod Foster, keyboardist Antonio McKie, and […]

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Chaye Alexander presents Live at Boyd Plaza: The Rhythmic Jazz Experience

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Spring is in the air in Lake Murray Country, and Boyd Plaza, located on the grounds of the Columbia Museum of Art in Downtown Columbia is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor concert filled with your favorite tunes jazzed up and expertly delivered by The SC SoulJazz Collective. This impressive new group is made up […]

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Labyrinth on Boyd Plaza

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

It has been said that M.C. Escher did not like pop culture, but that didn’t seem to stop pop culture from liking him! Join us on Boyd Plaza to watch Jim Henson’s 1986 classic film Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, on the big screen. Galleries will be open before and during the film. Film […]

$20 – $40
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Free First Thursday at the CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Looking for something to do in Lake Murray Country, enjoy free admission and extended hours at Columbia Museum of Art, located Downtown Columbia courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Plus, head to the galleries at 6:30 p.m. to chat with our friendly docents about the art you see. Due to the popularity of The Imaginative […]

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Jazz Al Fresco

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

The Pete Neighbour Quintet performs swing music for the modern era in a free outdoor concert celebrating spring, and with it the return of outdoor seating for our downtown community on Boyd Plaza, located in Downtown Columbia. Drop by any time during the concert to enjoy the music in Lake Murray Country. Bring your lunch […]

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Baker & Baker presents Composer George Fetner at CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Columbia’s own George Fetner premieres a new electroacoustic piece for chamber ensemble inspired by the exhibition The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher. Drawing from the inherently musical elements in Escher's work like repetition and development, tension and release, and paradoxical storytelling, Fetner's new piece translates Escher's art into a live concert experience on Boyd Plaza. Registration […]

$25.00
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Jazz Al Fresco

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

The Soda City Brass Band brings Nola to Cola in a free outdoor concert, one of the final three shows to celebrate spring on Boyd Plaza, located in Downtown Columbia. Drop by any time during the concert to enjoy the music in Lake Murray Country. Bring your lunch — or better yet, support our Main […]

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The Contemporaries present Picnic Pop Up

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Local company Picnic Pop Up joins CMA affinity group the Contemporaries to create a downtown picnic party in Lake Murray Country. Physically distanced pods on Boyd Plaza, located in Lake Murray Country give plenty of space to comfortably enjoy this exciting event featuring live painters, paint-with-your-pod activities, and music. Two separate seating times are available. Sponsored by Alexandra […]

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