Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950
Through Jan. 6
Mark Rothko’s first significant exhibition in South Carolina features 37 works including paintings, watercolors and works on paper.
Modern & Contemporary Art from the Collection
View more than 30 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from the museum’s permanent collection.
Alchemy of Art
Through Jan. 6
The museum’s newest collection takes visitors on an exploration of the evolution of works created in the Renaissance through Impressionist periods.
Face Jugs: African-American Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina
Through Dec. 16
Face Jugs is the first exhibition in almost 30 years to bring together such a collection of African-American face basins. In partnership with the McKissick Museum, the show features 23 unique stoneware vessels.
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Museum’s Collection
Sundays, 2 p.m.
Free guided tours every Sunday offer participants an overview of the Museum’s collection of European and American art.
Gallery Tour: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950
Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Free guided tours of the exhibit, Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950.
About Face Weekly Drawing Sessions
Mondays: Topics Vary, 10 a.m. to noon
Tuesdays: Portrait Drawing, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays: Figure Drawing, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
First Wednesday & Friday: Long pose, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wee Wednesdays: Frosty Scenes
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10 to 11 a.m.
This program for kids ages 2 to 5 includes story time and a creative studio activity.
CMA Chamber Music on Main featuring Artistic Director Edward Arron
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Visit the museum’s Dubose Reception Hall for this critically acclaimed concert series.
Films from MoMA: Vertical Roll 1
Thursday, Dec. 6, noon
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m
Saturday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m.
This new series provides access to a collection of rare films from the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film.
Artist Salon Series: Laura Spong
Friday, Dec. 7, noon
This gallery talk about Laura Spong’s collection at CMA will cover a wide range of subjects, topics and disciplines.
Unmask the Mysteries of Face Jugs
Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hear informative presentations and join lively conversations about these intriguing and mysterious objects.
Art School: An Easy, Hand-Built Face Jug Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This class, led by instructor Kara Gunter, is a perfect workshop for the beginner.
Passport to Art: Blurred Lines
Sunday, Dec. 9, noon to 3 p.m.
This drop-in studio program allows participants to submerge themselves in Rothko’s world by creating a piece of art using ink and pastels.
Family Gallery Tour
Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
Families are encouraged to participate in this 45-minute interactive tour.
One Room School House: Monotype Madness
Friday, Dec. 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Homeschooled students ages 4 and up can visit the galleries and learn about printmaking in the studios, using what they saw in the galleries to create their own pieces of art.
Baker & Baker Art of Music: The Rothko Room: Journey in Silence
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m.
This special program features music by pianist and composer Haskell Small.
Winter Workshop: Unicorns, Yetis, Dragons
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 20 & 21, 9 a.m. to noon
Young artists can create their own paint glazes and mix their own paint colors by studying color theory.
Winter Workshop: The Alchemy of Art
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 20 & 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Young artists become Renaissance masters as they study the history and science behind paintings in the galleries and make original pastels in the studio.
Visit www.columbiamuseum.org for information on registration and fees for all classes, workshops, tours and exhibits.