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Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

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Art Museum
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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  • Love this place! We visit often as a couple and as a family. The changing exhibits are always really fun and well done, but the main part of the museum is so interesting too. I always find something n...  more »
  • I've lived in Columbia for more than half of my life now, and haven't been to the museum until recently. I went for a corporate event at Christmas time and was very impressed with the exhibition and t...  more »
  • We were surprised to find out this museum was having a "Fairy Tale" Dalí exhibition since March of this year. The museum was showing several of Dalí's illustrations based on Alice in Wonderland, Grimm...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our two girls (age 4 and 6) love coming to the Columbia Museum of Art for the Passport to Art and Gladys Gang programs (both of which are free to the community). We're excited about the opportunity to expose them to art early on in life. It's not the largest art museum, but it's well presented, and it's a great community resource for the Columbia area.