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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  • I was disappointed that I visited in this time of renewal. They offered some sketches by Henri Mattese and some amazing wall size charcoal sketches of portraits of every day people.  more »
  • The Columbia Museum of Art does an outstanding job of exhibiting art. They just had a splendid exhibit of the book illustrations of Henry Matisse. There was also a fine display of the art of Renee Cox...  more »
  • Two exhibits while we were there (upstairs is undergoing a renovation/construction project), but seeing Matisse and Renee Cox made for a fun and informative morning. Free audio tours made it a bargain...  more »
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  • I'm giving the museum a hit on stars because there was only one wing open when I visited and foot traffic was limited to the ground floor and the gift shop. The front staff was friendly and pleasant to speak with, but I couldn't help leaving feeling like I'd wasted my time. Staggering the exhibition installations would have helped. Will update this review if I visit Columbia again and am able to see more of the museum.
  • This is the best art museum I've been to so far, and that includes the Louvre and the Sistine Chapel, their collection is easy to see and comprehend. It's laid out in an organized fashion and has great works from the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, early modern periods, and modern "art." Anyways, the masterworks of many Europeans are here and span centuries of painting. Beautiful and informative, i thoroughly enjoyed it, and every piece is explained without jargon or needlessly complex ideas. Recommend for anyone wanting to see beauty and learn the history of art, espeically of the West.
  • This place is very neat!! Lots of beautiful pieces of art. My daughter and I came here on a field trip. Cool place
  • What a gorgeous museum. I wish I could have seen more. A great spot for a more formal event.
  • Great Museum ! Very Spacious. Relaxed Strolling Environment . Love The Displays They Go Beyond Art A little Science And History Thrown In As Well. To Make For A Most Interesting Experience. Worked Very Well For Me. AAA++++
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