Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

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The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates outstanding artistic creativity through its collection, exhibitions and programs, interacting in ways that engage the mind and enrich the spirit.

Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC, CMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its collection, which encompasses nearly 7,000 works and spans thousands of years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Established in 1950, the Museum now welcomes more than 135,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, Arts & Draughts parties and craft haven gatherings.

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  • September 10, 2017
    Columbia Museum of Art is undergoing extensive renovations and most galleries are closed until August 2018. As a result, the only gallery open in early September was the That 70's Show exhibit. Fittin...  more »
  • August 25, 2017
    My grand daughter came to Columbia with a friend and stayed with us over a few days. In that the city is not a tourist mecca, we thought that this would be a pleasant place to visit and were not disap...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    We visited the Columbia Museum of Art and I personally loved the exhibitions. That 70's Show showed cool art from the collection. I loved reading the posters for every single year from 1970-1979. I wa...  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    The CMA is a great local spot to visit of you are coming in from out of town. They have different spotlight artist shows that you can check out and they have a great assortment of other pieces of art upstairs. You can have a guide walk you through the exhibits or you can opt for an electronic guide and wear headphones... Or you can just interpret it all for yourself. I like the variety and the many options that they have.
  • June 14, 2017
    I'm used to going to LACMA. This is as close as I can get in the area. Makes a great date if you're into fine art. Really solid collection.
  • April 21, 2017
    It is a small museum but they have filled the space generously. Each room is broken into periods and is easy to navigate art through time. We enjoyed the Warhol exhibit a great deal.
  • June 26, 2017
    This is a fascinating art museum in South Carolina that has a nice variety of pieces to look at and ponder about while walking through the halls of the museum.
  • February 26, 2017
    This is a humble, smaller museum, but it is of excellent quality and certainly deserves a few hours! I really appreciated it's compact size that was actually able to be conquered in an afternoon. The permanent collection is expertly laid out in a way that takes the viewer on a progressive journey through time across different regions and styles of painting.

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