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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  • This museum has an incredible part of the Kraft collection. We're so lucky to have a piece of Chihuly art too. Miss the Jazz series.  more »
  • Very big art museum with lots to see. Plan on spending at least 1.5 hours to see everything. Very very nice!  more »
  • Each time I visit the CMA - it has always satisfied my artistic & cultural palette. Revolving shows- always picturesque - - imformative - I especially enjoyed the exhibit they had some time ago on cos...  more »
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  • The Columbia Art Museum is a very nice place to spend a couple of quiet hours in the Soda City. Located in the middle of downtown just a few blocks from the state capitol building. Its galleries are beautiful and easily moved through. The Jackson Pollock gallery is both educational and lovely. All in all a very enjoyable visit.
  • Awesome place to visit. Loved seeing all the different displays and art work. Would definitely return when I come back through.
  • I took my mom in here to just burn time. The student artwork was amazing. I wish I had that kind of talent when I was in school back then.
  • Senior Citizen female volunteer said "It's YOUR LOSS" when we said we were not taking the tour. What?! A senior gentleman seemed very embarrassed by it. My wife and I came with our 6yr old twins to show them their first art museum - we were approached by another senior who stated she was fired 3 times as a volunteer. Museum staff was awesome and was embarrassed for us - we will be back, minus the volunteers harassing us! Great exhibits, beautiful building!
  • Very lovely museum. Staff pleasant..interesting exhibits. I am giving 4 stars due to lighting over some displays, actually too bright in some areas and takes away from the view. I was not alone in this assessment but will update after next visit.
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