Special Exhibits

Among the first exhibits to be hung in 2017 in celebration of Columbia’s 50th:


  • Posters of Wilde Lake
    March 30, 2017 - May 6, 2017
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Gail Holliday was instrumental in bringing James Rouse’s vision to life when Columbia was first being developed. As the artist in residence for the Rouse Company, she created silkscreen prints for each neighborhood of Columbia. This special Gail Holliday exhibit at Slayton House will feature posters dedicated to the image of Wilde Lake. The event


  • Artrospective
    May 18, 2017 - June 17, 2017
    8:00 pm

May 18, 2017 – June 17, 2017. Venue: Columbia Art Center. A Special Gala will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Columbia Art Center. Since 1983, Columbia Art Center has been a place that has fostered creativity in a variety of ways. Some of Columbia Art Center’s offerings include: Year-round art classes.


  • June 10, 2017 - July 17, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

the heART of Columbia The confluence of art – culture – community Art and artifacts from Columbia’s arts organizations   Rouse Company Foundation Gallery


  • June 10, 2017 - July 17, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrating Columbia’s Connection to its Sister Cities Art from Cergy-Pontoise, France; Tres Cantos, Spain; Tema, Ghana, and Cap-Haitien,Haiti   Art Department Gallery


  • June 18, 2017
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Special Art Exhibition Reception for The HeART of Columbia and the International Sister Cities Art Show   Howard Community College Galleries Horowitz Center


  • Columbia Portraits
    June 19, 2017 - August 12, 2017
    8:00 pm

June 19, 2017 – August 12, 2017. Artist: Mary Jo Messenger. Venue: Slayton House. Mary Jo Messenger transforms the everyday into vibrant, inspirational works of art. For “Columbia Portraits,” the realist painter will feature Columbia residents as her subjects of inspiration. Storytelling will accompany the portraits displayed. It’s sure to be a night of fun