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Columbia Museum of Art

Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
+1 803-799-2810
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Outstanding exhibits with local and international artists

The Columbia Museum of Art does an outstanding job of exhibiting art. They just had a splendid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louis D
Columbia, South Carolina
We feel enlightened already!

Two exhibits while we were there (upstairs is undergoing a renovation/construction project), but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nancy S
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
+1 803-799-2810
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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, a more contemporary artist. Though part of the...More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and a cultural highlight.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Currently under renovation, so I didn't get a good, representative experience of it. They've got an exhibit on Henri Matisse on right now, and I discovered I don't really care for that, so it was a bit disappointing. But they do have some nice glass...More

Thank apdemas
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The permanent exhibits are closed until late-2018. Unless the special exhibit is particularly interesting to you, this museum is probably not worth the cost of admission until it fully reopens.

Thank ikennen
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

When I consulted the museum’s website, it seemed to suggest that at least part of the collection would be accessible. This is not the case. Only a temporary exhibition of Matisse lithographs was open. I felt cheated: Admission should have been free and not simply...More

Thank pds209
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I haven't been here in a while but I keep a lookout for their new exhibits. I look the impressionists and post impressionists a lot and particularly like the line drawings and colorful art of Henri Matisse. This exhibit featured his line drawings doen for...More

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We visited during Eclipse Weekend 2017 and were, at first, disappointed to learn that most of the galleries were closed for renovation. Despite that we spend an enjoyable two hours strolling through the creatively and cleverly organized exhibits: "That 70s Show" and "Retooled". As NYC...More

1  Thank JVC4NYC
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Columbia Museum of Art may be small but is full of wonderful surprises. The museum has beautiful and interest collections. They offer many traveling exhibits like Chihuly. There are frequent exhibits that offer music with wine and goodies. There is even a gift shop...More

1  Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Columbia Museum of Art is undergoing extensive renovations and most galleries are closed until August 2018. As a result, the only gallery open in early September was the That 70's Show exhibit. Fittingly, the museum is offering free admission. With most of the museum closed,...More

1  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My grand daughter came to Columbia with a friend and stayed with us over a few days. In that the city is not a tourist mecca, we thought that this would be a pleasant place to visit and were not disappointed. I was skeptical about...More

Thank hbs74
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Rebekah P
17 November 2016|
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Response from MyrtleBeach60 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday's are still free but I don't know the admission, We always go on a Sunday!
jan p
4 August 2016|
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Response from MyrtleBeach60 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the parking garage behind Mast General on Taylor street on a Saturday or Sunday the parking is free.