Columbia Museum of Art reflects on American design history with new exhibition

Designed by Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988). Manufactured by Evans Products Company for Herman Miller Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. LCW (Lounge Chair Wood), c. 1954. Molded birch plywood, rubber. 26” x 22” x 24”.

COLUMBIA, SC.- The Columbia Museum of Art announces its major summer exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, on view beginning Saturday, April 28 through Sunday, August 26, 2012. “This is the first comprehensive exhibition of American chair design in the history of the Museum and illustrates the Museum’s commitment to presenting the many creative aspects of design,” executive director, Karen Brosius, said. “This is such a rare opportunity to see iconic American chairs in such a wide variety of styles. We are delighted that American art collector Diane Jacobsen is generously sharing her extensive and significant collection with our visitors.” Most chairs encountered throughout the day define themselves fairly simply—a place at the family table, a comfortable spot with a great view of … More

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PINTEREST INSTAGRAM TUMBLR TWITTER FACEBOOK ———- Bodhisattva Hebei province, Fenfeng, northern Xiangtangshan Cave Temples, North Cave Northern Qi dynsaty, 550-577 Limestone with traces of pigment ———- Freer Gallery of Art Smithsonian Institution National Mall 1050 Independence Avenue Washington, District of Columbia


“How do you deal with that anxiety of influence?

Well, you can be brave about it.”

-Dr. Will South, Chief Curator, Columbia Museum of Art

I visited the Columbia Museum of Art on Sunday to see the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition, which was as incredible as it sounds. There were truly some exceptional candid and behind-the-scenes shots of some great artists, as well as album covers and music venues. The above photograph was taken by Nitin Vadukul in St. Louis in 1993, and it had to be one of my favorite in the entire gallery — and of course it’s of Radiohead. The image reflects the sound of their music. It’s perfect.

If you’re in the Columbia area, I highly recommend you check out the exhibit. It’s up until late May, and Sundays are free, friends.

Mood Rings perform at Indie Grits Film Fest on April 17th:

Indie Grits is super stoked to welcome the national touring band, Mood Rings, to the 2014 Concert at the Museum line up! This Atlanta based indie pop group has gained nationalrecognition and a mass of faithful followers for their luscious, ethereal jams. Mood Rings’ sound is sure to create just the kind of ruckus we’re looking for at this year’s concert. The full and complex sounds are better when listened to than described, so give any and all their records a listen here and be sure to come out and see them perform April 17th, 8 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Click on the image for info or here for tix.

Take a Breather - Reflection

Today I woke up, and I realized that everything I’ve ever done was never done in my own strength.

(Summer, 2011)

Though more so of a spiritual reference than a physical one, I would also like to take time out to acknowledge those who have been apart of this long journey with me throughout the years, dedicating their endless support and tireless efforts to see me succeed. It truly is appreciated.

(Student Gamecock Television)

(The Impact Movement - adriennecooperphotography)

(First Word Epiphany - Poetry 

Yesterday, I ended a long chapter of my life - my sophomore year of college.

It’s truly amazing how much time flies. I was just receiving my acceptance letter from the University of South Carolina, and now, I am halfway through my college journey. It’s truly a blessing, as well as an honor to have accomplished such an amazing feat, but I know that the journey is far from over.

Looking ahead, I’m proud to be working with the ETV Endowment this summer doing Public Affairs for their weekly PR show: Palmetto Scene. I’m looking forward to some great things from this opportunity, and I’m just extremely honored to be apart of this in just my second year of college.

Coming up in September, I am more than ecstatic to be going abroad for 3 months to Japan! -cues the celebratory music- Yes! I’ve wanted to go to this land since I was a tiny tot, and the dream is finally becoming a reality. I will definitely have lots of photos, Vlogs and updates of my experience.

Just being able to say all of that about what I’ve accomplished and what lies ahead for me, I’m just extremely grateful for the experience and I hope that anyone who reads this, who keeps up with me constantly, will use this as their own motivation and go out and do great things as well. Time truly waits for no one, and I’m a firm believer that hard work pays off.

With hard work comes a lot of rest and relaxation as well, so take a load off! This past week, I finally got to visit the Columbia Museum of Art to observe their show, “Meiji Magic”, which was a collection of Satsuma vases, plates and jars of the Meiji Restoration collected by SC residents, Alex and Barbara Kasten. A lot of the imagery within these items are of Kyoto, Japan, a place of which I truly hope I get to visit before departing.

Though I didn’t get to snap any photos of the collection (museum rules), I truly enjoyed what I saw, and hopefully there will be pictures online of some of the items in the collection. Here are some snapshots from my “study break.” Thanks for reading!

P.S. What are your plans this summer?? Tweet me @KDennis94

Khadijah Dennis

Ladies Night @ Columbia Museum of Art

Tuesday, November 4
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for Ladies’ Night Out, a celebration of women, fashion, and art, featuring fabulous food, local artisans selling their work and the mind-blowing sounds of DJ Alejandro. Don’t forget to take advantage of the CMA’s deluxe gift-wrapping station. Guests also have the opportunity to view the Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibition and enjoy hors d'oeuvres provided by Earth Fare. Cash bar. $10 / free for members.


Dylan Dickerson from Dear Blanca and I are opening up for Richard Buckner on July 10 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Super stoked!

Here is the event page. You can also order presale tickets here