That '70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection

June 30, 2017 - September 17, 2017

  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Columbia Museum of Art
  • Address: 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Time: Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Price: Students $5; Military & Senior Citizens $10; Adults $12

This exhibition features rarely seen works from a decade-sized slice of the CMA collection of contemporary art. Drawing on the amusing nostalgia for the "decade that taste forgot" while showing a complicated portrait of art, current events, and identity in America, That '70s Show is both a meaningful examination of art and history and a light and fun viewing experience.

Pulled exclusively from the CMA collection, the exhibition showcases 27 works - largely lithographs and other works on paper, but also paintings, glass and fabric art, and mixed media - from 26 artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell, Alexander Calder, pop artists Andy Warhol, Marisol, and James Rosenquist, op artists Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, Harlem Renaissance icons Romare Beardon and Jacob Lawrence, and photorealists Audrey Flack and Sylvia Mangold. The exhibition covers a range of modern art developments as well as sociopolitical movements including civil rights, feminism, globalism, and the "back to the land" movement.