Columbia Museum of Art Announces Current and Upcoming 2022 Exhibitions | Colombia






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The Columbia Museum of Art has announced its featured exhibition schedule for 2022, which includes a wide assortment of exclusive in-house shows, traveling exhibits, sculpture shows and more.

“This year’s exhibits are uniquely positioned to move people,” said CMA Executive Director Della Watkins. “Visitors can wander among light sculptures and floating textile installations, connect with human experiences here and abroad, and marvel at artistic mastery. Allow the CMA half an hour or half a day and get inspired.”

Michael Kenna: Venezia

Open until March 13

This photographic series which was taken over a period of 20 years is a tribute to Venice, Italy. Artist photographer Michael Kenna infuses his shot of the late-night city in black and white.

22 South Carolina

Open until May 22

Many artists call South Carolina home, bringing with them ties to a place that has influenced their creative practices. Get Inspired by the Featured Fall Exhibit 30 Americans, 22 South Carolina spotlights black artists who have been shaped by their experiences in South Carolina, revealing unique portraits of creativity, culture and visual storytelling.

This exhibition will feature the work of Cameron Alexander, Tarleton Blackwell, Jai-Anna Carter, Ija Charles, Robert Coffey, Angela Corbett, Michael Dantzler, B. Dukes, Raishad Glover, Malik Greene, Sanford Greene, Tonya Gregg, Roni Henderson-Day, Terry K. Hunter, Dogon Krigga, Ernest “Chicken Man” Lee, J. Renee, Ce Scott-Fitts, Isaac Udogwu, Cedric Umoja, Sabrina White, and Thomas the Younger.

Anila Quayyum Agha: Let a Million Flowers Bloom

Open from February 19 to May 29

Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s immersive installations challenge traditional ideas about sculpture. The sculptures are illuminated from within and project their own images onto the walls around them, creating intricate patterns that shine on visitors as they move through the exhibition.

The works in Let a million flowers bloom use floral and geometric shapes inspired by Islamic architecture.

Rodin: contemplation and dreams / Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor collections

Open from February 19 to May 15

Auguste Rodin saw the body as an envelope for the mind. The poses of his figures and the shimmering surfaces of his modeled forms capture the human condition in all its forms. Rodin occupies a prominent place in the history of art, straddling the decades from the end of the 19and and early 20and centuries when the world was looking for a new form of modern expression. Visitors will discover his modeling and molding processes through more than 40 examples of bronze works by the artist.

art flowers

Open from May 5 to May 8

This benefit exhibition transforms the CMA and Boyd Plaza with floral creations that bring new interpretations to world-class works of art loved by visitors. art flowers is a unique exhibition that also serves as a fundraiser for the Columbia Museum of Art. Every ticket purchased for the exhibition and its related events supports the CMA’s award-winning arts education and programming and helps ensure a thriving creative community in the Midlands.

In Monet’s Shadow: Giverny and American Impressionism

Open from June 11 to September 4

The French impressionist painter Claude Monet settled in Giverny in 1883, a village nestled at the confluence of the Seine and the Epte. It’s the scene of the CMA’s beloved Monet landscape painting, a shining star of this exhibition of international influence.

Amanda McCavour: Bright Little Stars of the Day

Open from June 18 to October 2

Poet Martha Lavinia Hoffman describes flowers as “little bright stars scattered all over the earth.” Artist Amanda McCavour lifts these stars into the air in this exhibit, creating floating constellations of colorful flora. The Toronto-based artist creates embroideries by sewing in water-soluble fabric which she then dissolves to leave only the seam. This exhibition organized by the CMA includes a whole new body of floral works in colored metal, also suspended from the ceilings of the CMA gallery to create an immersive environment.

European Splendors: Highlights of the Kress Collection

Open from October 1 to January 1, 2023

European Splendors offers a chance to relive the CMA’s Kress collection – largely out of sight since 2017 – in a luxurious new way. Showcasing an exciting arc of Italian art from the late Middle Ages to the Baroque period, presented alongside ecclesiastical textiles, apothecary mortars and rarely seen furniture, this exhibition explores the renewed focus on the human condition and individualism in religious art and culminates in examples of Dutch. portrait and still life. The Italian landscapes of Bernardo Bellotto and Giovanni Paolo Pannini illustrate the desire to bring home a piece of history from his Grand Tour as well as from the 18andlast century’s mania for Greco-Roman ruins.

The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis

Open from October 15 to January 29, 2023

This exhibition of 30 prints and sculptures celebrates artist Elizabeth Catlett and honors half a century of her artistic activism on behalf of women, African Americans and Mexican workers. Using a stylized modernist approach to figurative works, Catlett tackles themes such as black identity, motherhood, civil rights, and labor in this exhibition – issues she tackled with more freedom when emigrating permanently to Mexico in 1947.

Additional information can be found on CMA website.

Julia P. Cluff