Columbia's 50th Birthday Exhibition (Opening Day)
Columbia’s 50th Birthday Exhibition
June 10-July 17
The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery
Columbia Archives, in collaboration with Howard Community College, has gathered artifacts, photographs, documents and ephemera from a number of arts organizations and the Archives collection. Collectively, they tell the story of the importance of the arts to building the Columbia community.
The exhibit begins with the commitment of The Rouse Company to providing a music venue and public art and how that continues to evolve. The story continues with the growth of organizations such as the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, Columbia Center of Theatrical Arts, Toby's Dinner Theatre, Columbia Orchestra, the African American Museum of Art, and the Faithful Quilters who created a Columbia quilt that Jim Rouse bought and was part of his personal collection.
Jim Rouse believed in bringing art to the community and providing a platform for artists. The story of Merriweather Post Pavilion, public art, and the cultivation of arts organizations speaks to the achievement of Rouse's belief.
Receptions: June 18, 4:00-6:00pm