The Contemporaries of the CMA reveal two new acquisitions from Columbia-born artist Rodney McMillian

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What: The Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art will reveal the museum’s recent art acquisitions by Columbia-born artist Rodney McMillian at a private reception and artist talk featuring McMillian in conversation with Columbia-based artist Michaela Pilar Brown. Representative Todd Rutherford will present McMillian with a resolution from the S.C. House of Representatives, and The City of Columbia will honor the artist with a key to the city. Important: No filming during the artist conversation.

Where: The Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St, Columbia, SC, 29201

When: Monday, August 7. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with programming at 6:30 p.m. Resolution and key to the city presentation will take place after the artist conversation at approximately 7:15 p.m.

Who: This event is invite only. Members of the media are encouraged to attend and must RSVP here:

Why:Rodney McMillian is a Columbia-born artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. McMillian’s artistic practice embodies a wide range of media and techniques, including painting, sculpture, and film. His work is held in numerous public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany. McMillian serves as professor of sculpture and vice chair at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. The Columbia Museum of Art is the first museum in South Carolina to acquire McMillian’s work.

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