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Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia

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The Columbia Museum of Art is an art museum in the American city of Columbia, South Carolina.

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  • We came for the Russian Special Exhibit. By the Art it is obvious there was strife in the Country at that time. A wondeerful day trip for us. Thanks  more »
  • We happened to be there the first Thursday when admission was free, a bonus. I expected more from famous artists; however, the paintings and sculptures were beautiful nonetheless.  more »
  • Beautiful small in town museum, with some lovely pieces. We enjoyed our visit and the special pieces on view - including the Venetian Glass Chandelier! Wish they had some small souvenir like pieces...  more »
  • Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon out of the heat! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Wide variety of art on display. Took 2 children, ages 6 & 8, and they enjoyed the museum, especially The Cross Hatch (which has great interactive things for both kids and adults to do). And the plaza outside is great with some shade and seating for kids.
  • I’ve been going to this museum since I was a kid. I’ve since grown up and become an art teacher out of state. While visiting Columbia this summer I heard about the inflatable exhibit and wanted to check it out. The museum is AMAZING. The best I’ve ever seen it. The temporary exhibit was so great. Interactive art is one of my favorite art forms. And I appreciated the video about how the pieces were planned out and created. I was also happy to see many different cultures represented throughout the museum. I was so impressed with the upstairs. I love the interactive activities they’ve added (for example, “is this art?”) The post war and contemporary rooms were so great to see, because I think the museum was lacking modern/contemporary art for some time. I had such a great time and I’m so glad CMA is widening its selection!
  • My wife found the Columbia Art Museum online. We are on a tight budget and found out that they offer free admission on the first Thursday of the month 😀. We took our Daughter who is almost one and she loved it. She was so amazed by the inflatable, interactive room, very cool. Thank you City of Columbia and the Museum of Art for making it possible for everyone to experience, enjoy, appreciate and be inspired by Art!
  • Jane Peterson was an impressionist or post impressionist and reminded me of the work of Mary Cassat. It is the Second Sunday and was free. I wanted to see this exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art, I have been waiting for it. I really like the impressionists and post impressionists. All I can say is it was fabulous ! Peterson studied with some very well known impressionists of the day and was very much in demand until the pop art era stole some of her spotlight. But she's back ! Com see her work and patronize one of the museum's coming into it's own place in the sun.
  • Gorgeous art museum, renovated and also operates as an event venue. Located on main St. and always featuring wonderful exhibits. VanGoh is coming which is awesome. Classes available too.

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