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 […]

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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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Making It Grow with the CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

SCETV’s weekly gardening show comes to the CMA, located in Downtown Columbia in Lake Murray Country! Host Amanda McNulty receives a tour of the collection galleries from CMA Curator of Education Glenna Barlow and then heads back to the studio to create an art-inspired flower arrangement in celebration of Art Blossoms. Follow along to build […]

$15 – $20
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Friday Night HortiCULTURE

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Enjoy a vibrant outdoor evening of culture and horticulture on Boyd Plaza. At sunset, take in a screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (2017), the award-winning documentary about the revolutionary Dutch garden designer. Prior to the screening, the CMA welcomes horticulturalist and Historic Columbia Director of Grounds Keith Mearns and landscape designer, artist, and […]

$35.00
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Roses and Rosé

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

SOLD OUT! Take a floral-focused tour of art through the galleries and Art Blossoms arrangements. Along the way, learn about the significance of various types of flowers across time periods and cultures. Enjoy wine expertly paired with Art Blossoms arrangements and explained by Danielle Robinson of Advintage Distributing. Registration required. 2-person tables: $80 / 4-person tables: $160 / 6-person […]

$80.00
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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 Opening Celebration

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Join us for this exclusive preview to kick off Art Blossoms, the all-new exhibition experience at the Columbia Museum of Art, located in Downtown Columbia in Lake Murray Country! Enjoy floral-inspired food and drink with live music by Rod Foster & Company in the open air of the great outdoors on Boyd Plaza. Mingle — physically […]

$60.00
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Jazz Al Fresco

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

The Mark Rapp Quintet performs a free outdoor concert celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, the return of spring, and with it the return of outdoor seating for our downtown community on Boyd Plaza. Drop by any time during the concert to enjoy the music. Bring your lunch — or better yet, support our Main Street neighbors […]

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Free First Thursday at the CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Enjoy free admission and extended hours 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 Worlds of M.C. Escher, advance tickets are strongly recommended. There may be a small wait to enter […]

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Let’s Get Metaphysical Aerobics

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Dust off those legwarmers and get into action to shape both body and mind. Drag Queen Ebony Wood leads guests in an aerobics class on Boyd Plaza. Ticket includes take-home goodie bags and gallery admission to The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher. Registration is required as space is limited to ensure physical distancing, and face coverings are […]

$25.00
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Celebrating Local Heroes with The Concert Truck

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

The Concert Truck returns to Boyd Plaza to pay tribute to essential workers. Join the University of South Carolina School of Music for an event featuring The Concert Truck co-directors Susan Zhang and Nick Luby, School of Music ensembles and composers, and more, to honor Columbia artist extraordinaire Michaela Pilar Brown and artists everywhere. Part […]

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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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