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Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia
(4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The costume exhibit of items used in various movies was a great presentation; however the parking garage designated by the museum needs more signage as to where to park. One expects to have a ticket u...  more »
  • If you have seen really great art museums you will probably be disappointed. I went for a special exhibit but would probably not go back for the museum itself. 
  • This museum is worth to visit! I went there for the temporary exhibition on the African-American arts and it was really nice. I also recommend the workshops to the theme. The exteriors are ideal for dive fuck!
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  • Didn't expect when I first went in. This is a great place to go for dating.
  • My family are regular patrons here. As Columbia resident, I enjoy taking my children to the Museum on a regular basis. We learn something new every time we visit. The gift shop is an adventure in itself! Cannot forget to mention, the Cola Museum hosts wonderful after hours events for adults.
  • Great day activity for the partner or family. The Museum of Art is reasonably priced and provides entertainment for a solid afternoon. Not the largest museum but definitely worth a look if you're looking for something different. Located in the heart of Main Street, you may as well park and walk to it!
  • Great exhibits, great staff, good atmosphere. Try and catch an arts and draughts!
  • A great place to take the family to check out down art in Columbia. Conveniently located right downtown in the heart of the action. Plenty of local businesses within walking distance and lots of parking. Go museum go.