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Columbia Museum of Art

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Address: Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803/799-2810
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stunning Renaissance Art

The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia SC had an Andy Warhol exhibit ... completely boring! But their permanent collection was stunning; the Renaissance art was beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Bladensburg, Maryland
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Bladensburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia SC had an Andy Warhol exhibit ... completely boring! But their permanent collection was stunning; the Renaissance art was beautiful. Paintings, alter wood carvings, sculptures ... just wonderful. Most of it was uncovered which made me quite nervous in terms of the security of the pieces but I could see the tiny lines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I happened to be in town when the museum had an Andy Warhol exhibit. It was so good! They even had an area where you could take a selfie and send it in for a competition in the Andy Warhol area. When we were done, we want upstairs and saw the regular exhibits. It was a very good collection where... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I wasn't expecting much when visiting the museum. That said, the museum has a surprisingly comprehensive collection: European to Asian collections; various paintings from different era, good selection of furniture and sculpture. Nice good museum shop as well. I spent a couple of hours at the museum and it was the right amount of time for me.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The museum isn't very big, but they have some nice pieces. Our biggest turnoff was that it seemed fairly pretentious. Both the person at the front desk and one of the docents that we ran into seemed kind of snooty, which was a major turn off for us. About two weeks after our visit, we went to the Dali Museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Columbia Museum of Art is small but offers many interesting exhibits. They always have a special limited time exhibit that ranges over many different topics ranging from Egypt to Norman Rockwell. It is a great place to visit to relax and slow down a bit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's not a very large museum, but the collection is not bad at all! And it's free on a sunday, so when you're visiting Columbia there's no reason not to visit!

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Lakeland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I hadn't planned to go to this museum,I was looking for the museum at the college but parking is crazy in that town and so I ended up here simply because I could find an empty parking spot. I lucked into a free visit due to a generous patron and I suspect because the museum only had the 2nd floor... More 

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not all that big but nice collection of art that was well presented. Not busy when we were there so you had plenty of time to look at things.

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New Smyrna Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a small museum with some very interesting ancient artifacts. A lot of Italian religious pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

On the day we visited only the regular exhibits were open. Though it is not a very large collection it is very nice. Some of the furniture was really wonderful. It was a nice place to spend a couple of hours during our visit to Columbia. We travel extensively and have visited many small and medium sized museums. This was... More 

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Additional Information about Columbia Museum of Art

Address: Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803/799-2810
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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