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Columbia Museum of Art

Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
803/799-2810
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Ranked #8 of 55 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Art Museum is a great place to spend the afternoon it has a good variety of art . It was an enjoyable experience.

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New York,New York
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A jewel of Columbia--an artistic treasure in the heart foo downtown Columbia. Fabulous permanent collection. Intriguing and relevant exhibits. A must-see attraction for any visit to South Carolina's capital. Great gift shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Visiting family and decided to check out the museum. The Norman Rockwell exhibit was wonderful. Enjoyed the entire museum.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Been there quite a few times but should be going more.Always passing by and saying we are going back next weekend but time is at a premium.Their special exhibits are always good or great and pleasant way to spend time with my wife.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Art museum has great rotating exhibits as well as a solid permanent exhibition. I always enjoyed going there for the arts and draughts, where they had live music, food, drinks, and you could wander around the museum. Definitely a great option when visiting/living in Columbia!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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423 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

small art museum. has a nice small collection. I enjoy the Asian pottery and Greek items. The traveling exhibits are the highlight of this establishment. Some great art has toured through here. The admission is high-cheaper to get an annual pass. It is a nice place and a fine addition to metro Columbia

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Columbia, South Carolina
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206 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We toured the CMA’s permanent exhibits, which are very good, but the main purpose of our recent visit was to check out the “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” exhibit. It was wonderful. We found it especially interesting because it was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. We visited that museum last year and saw many of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited on a whim, and was very glad I did. The museum was really very nice, with many good pieces and a few excellent ones. I was mostly impressed with the diversity of the collection, which ranged from antiquity to illuminated pieces (Tiffany glass) to photography and furniture.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We attended on a Sunday and there was no charge on Sundays. The temporary displays were very interesting and change from time to time. The rest of the museum was fine.

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Savannah, Georgia
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58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I hadn't planned on stopping by here on my trip to Columbia, but I'm so glad I did! I walked into the gift shop and discovered that on that day, Sunday, admission was free! I couldn't pass it up at that point! Having been to my share of art museums, I can say that this one is particularly impressive. The... More

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