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The CMA Gala

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

The City of Columbia is a lot like the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) collection. It's vast, eclectic, and vibrant — and well worth celebrating. On December 3, plan on doing exactly that, honoring creativity and community with a night of cocktails, conversation, dancing, and more. Black-tie attire. Complimentary valet parking on Hampton Street at […]

$175.00
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More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series Featuring Nicole Neely and The Black Exchange

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Violinist-arranger-composer-conductor and Columbia, S.C., native Nicole Neely joins us for a More Than Rhythm concert celebrating the impact and influence of Black composers and musicians in American classical music. Neely and her string quartet, The Black Exchange, perform a range of pieces showcasing the diversity of today’s art music scene. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Neely has […]

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Jazz at the CMA with Mark Rapp: Christmas Time Is Here

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Bring your holiday spirit for a swinging celebration with the ColaJazz Little Big Band featuring trumpeter Mark Rapp and the incomparable vocalist Michael Hazin. Journeying through big band swing, intimate small ensemble work, and Sinatra-like crooning, we’ll ride high on Santa’s sleigh as the holiday spirits keep us warm and festive with Blitzen by our […]

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Recurring Event Free First Thursday at CMA

Free First Thursday at 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.    

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FAAAC presents A Storytelling Celebration

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Storytelling is an age-old tradition and source of inspiration for art from around the globe, but art can also inspire the stories shared by today’s raconteurs. Join CMA affinity group the Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) for a storytelling event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as […]

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Recurring Event CMA Chamber Music on Main

CMA Chamber Music on Main

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Happy hour at 6:00 p.m. | Concert at 7:00 p.m. | Galleries open during happy hour Chamber Music on Main CMA Chamber Music on Main is a critically acclaimed chamber concert series. In these intimate concerts, music and art blend together to create an unforgettable evening.

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Recurring Event Free First Thursday at CMA

Free First Thursday at 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.    

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More Than Rhythm Listening Party at Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

As part of Free First Thursday at the CMA and in celebration of Black History Month, enjoy a funk and soul listening party with DJ Lady Marauder spinning vinyl records that were the backdrop and heartbeat of the Black Film Renaissance of the 1960s and ’70s. She will be joined by More Than Rhythm series […]

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More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series Featuring The Mahoganëë Xperience at Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Mahoganëë is a South Carolina Lowcountry soul musician whose unique style, deemed “Funky Organik Soul,” is a blend of Southern soul, funk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop with African and Caribbean influences created by her husband, music producer André Amigér. After a conversation with series host Dr. Birgitta Johnson, Mahoganëë performs with a full band, including […]

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More Than Rhythm Film Screening: “Soul to Soul” at Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

In March 1971, dozens of African American musicians traveled from New York City to Accra, Ghana, to perform at the Soul to Soul concert. Ultimately, the journey was about their personal roots, ancestral homeland, and history. Featuring Wilson Pickett, the Staple Singers, Ike & Tina Turner, and more, this documentary captures the story of Black […]

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More Than Rhythm Film Screening: “Claudine” at the Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Claudine (1974) is romantic comedy with a social conscience starring Diahann Carroll (who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance), James Earl Jones, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. Praised for showing a new dimension in Black cinema during the height of blaxploitation, Claudine deftly balances warm humor with a serious look at the myriad issues — from cycles […]

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Recurring Event CMA Chamber Music on Main

CMA Chamber Music on Main

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Happy hour at 6:00 p.m. | Concert at 7:00 p.m. | Galleries open during happy hour Chamber Music on Main CMA Chamber Music on Main is a critically acclaimed chamber concert series. In these intimate concerts, music and art blend together to create an unforgettable evening.

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