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Columbia Museum of Art

Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
803/799-2810
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Ranked #9 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Not on par with big cities art museums but still offered a lot to look at covering modern art all the way to ancient Greek and Roman. Great way to spend an evening.

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socarolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a very nice building, attractive and modern. It has some nice exhibits, and a very nice gift shop. The problem is, they don't have enough money to do a lot in the way of really great exhibits, either permanent or travelling. It is worth going through, however.

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Homestead
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were glad to have chosen this museum to visit for a casual Saturday stroll in Columbia. It offered a pleasant respite from the hot summer weather. The "Animal Instinct"exhibit currently on display by Shelley Reed was fantastic. Size wise the museum is not that large but it makes up for it with the quality of its permanent collection and... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This museum has so many cool exhibits and events! We recently went here during one of the Arts and Draughts nights and it was so much fun!

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Winston-Salem, NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Japan and the Jazz Age was presented in a most attractive and professional way. We were impressed. Prices in the gift shop were high, but things in museum gift shops usually are high priced, so we just looked.

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charleston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

First, a confession: I am on the Board of Docents for the Columbia Museum of Art. That being said, I joined the Docent Corps because our Museum is an outstanding asset to our Southern city. The core of the permanent collection is the Frick Collection of Renaissance Art. Having just returned from Italy, and as many churches and museums as... More

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Columbia, sc.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you love to see art or "do" art, this is the place. The Museum is not only a lovely place to visit to see the art but also a great place for children or adults to take a class or two. If you have visiting the area, check their website to see what they are offering in the way... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

There is free admission to all the permanent exhibits every Sunday and we took advantage of this opportunity to view the entire museum. We spent a little over two and a half very enjoyable hours strolling through this well laid out and lovely museum. Although it is smaller than museums in larger cities the quality of this museum is impressive.... More

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Museum was fantastic with history & artifacts of the local region. The state House and grounds were very beautiful.

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Camden, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Have been a member and patron of the CMA for many years as it is one of Columbia's premier attractions. The museum is a lovely space and the world-class exhibits are fabulous and exciting. The museum has also become a central figure in the resurgence of life and activity on Main Street and in Columbia, in general, as it is... More

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