We get it. You haven’t taken better advantage of Columbia’s cultural offerings because you just can’t find an extra hour or two. Not to mention that once you get to a gallery or museum, you’re not exactly sure how to make the most of your limited time.
But what if you could zoom in, take a guided, well-curated tour of a top exhibition, and be out in, say, 30 minutes? Guess what? You can, thanks to the Columbia Museum of Art.
Friday at 2 p.m., the museum will hold one of their famously short, yet remarkably informative, Spark Tours. At just 30 minutes long, this bite-sized tour of the museum’s REMIX Exhibition is short enough to get you in and out in a hurry, but long enough to whet your appetite. We suggest reserving enough time in your schedule to go back to the works you found particularly intriguing. Thirty minutes just won’t be enough.
Here’s why. Featuring the work of 40 African-American artists, REMIX is a collection of paintings, sculpture, multimedia and other pieces that are reinterpretations of themes, ideas and even other works of art. For viewers, it’s a vivid illustration of how time, experience and a different pair of eyes shapes perception.
The Spark Tour begins promptly at 2pm and is free with museum admission.
For more information, visit columbiamuseum.org
Katie McElveen, Special to The State