Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Offers a Day of Free Admission – Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

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The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, opens its doors with free admission on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, during daytime hours from 11am to 5pm. During the day, visitors pay no admission to enjoy the CMA’s collection and exhibitions, including “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera”. As always, the Wells Fargo Education Gallery, the Solar Exploration Station, Art Explorer backpacks, and gallery guides are free for families to have fun in the galleries with activities.

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“Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera,” is on view in the Lipscomb Family Galleries through Jan. 18, 2015.

The CMA presents a landmark exhibition of the most famous and beloved of American illustrators, “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera”. This exhibition includes 50 photographs that show the careful procedure Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings, and takes viewers behind the scenes in the creative process of one of America’s great masters.

Also FREE on view:
French Masters: Henri Fantin-Latour’s Jonquils and Narcissus (1885), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Two Girls Wearing Hats (1890), and Georges Braque’s Still Life with Oysters (1938), all generously on loan from a private collection, are on view through the end of the year in the Andrew Kerns Gallery.

John Singer Sargent: Sargent’s Portrait of Mrs. Theodore Frothingham, Jr., a beautiful charcoal portrait by the famous artist on loan from John and Kay Bachmann, is on view in the Portraits on Paper exhibition in the BB&T Gallery.

¡FUERZA! Artistas Latin@s in South Carolina, on view in the Caroline Guignard Community Gallery through November 30 ¡FUERZA! visually explores the connections between domestic violence and the underrepresented minorities in the United States through the lenses of a cadre of Latin@ artists based in South Carolina.

Tabletop Art History: Still Life from the Collection, on view in the Mamie and William Andrew Treadway, Jr. Gallery 15 through January 4, 2015. This intimate and colorful exhibition uses 24 still life paintings from the CMA collection, including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Julie Heffernan, and Lionel Gilbert, to tell the story of American art.

Rockwell Rocks!, on view in the Wells Fargo Education Gallery through Wednesday, January 7, 2015. The CMA presents an exhibition of South Carolina student art from around the state. Students explore the processes and techniques used by Norman Rockwell to create their own work capturing their personal histories.

The free day is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

For more information, visit (www.columbiamuseum.org).

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