Saturday, March 21, 2009

Columbia Museum of Art Event news

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Turner to Cézanne and SCETV
See the story of the Davies sisters and get a behind-the-scenes look at the art and the National Museum of Wales in an ETV special documentary on Wed March 25 at 7:00 PM and Sun March 29 at 3:30 PM. The program, filmed partially in Wales, features Oliver Fairclough, keeper of the art at the Museum of Wales, Lord and Lady David Davies, Anne Oldham, librarian at Gregynog, and Bradford Collins of the USC Art Department. The SCETV Web site will feature an online image gallery accompanied by audio and video podcasts featuring commentary by Oliver Fairclough and Mike Tooby from the National Museum of Wales.

Lecture: Revolution in Paint Sunday, March 22
3:00 p.m.North Carolina Museum of Art conservator Perry Hurt presents a slide-illustrated lecture exploring 19th-century French painting and the innovations of the Impressionists, with special emphasis on their choice of pigments. Free with admission or membership.

Contemporaries Annual Oyster Roast on Boyd PlazaWednesday, March 25
5:30 – 7:30 PM. John Cusastis provides interactive entertainment as guests enjoy beer and oysters. In the event of rain, the oyster roast will be rescheduled. $5 or free for Contemporaries members.

Performance: Isla St. Clair Friday, March 27 7:00 p.m.Isla St. Clair, one of Scotland's foremost traditional singers, performs songs complimenting Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces of the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales. St. Clair is known for the depth of feeling she brings to her country's music, and her performance is a mix of classic and contemporary songs spiced with humorous anecdotes. $7 or $5 for members.

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