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Columbia Museum of Art

Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
803/799-2810
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Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 5, 2014
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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Melrose, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Visiting on a Saturday in February, we found the museum uncrowded with a very interesting special exhibition of Japanese Art Deco.

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Easley, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I went there several times and the last time was just in February of this year. If you like all sorts of art you will enjoy a visit to this museum. For its size it has some really fine pieces! Of course it is not the national art gallery but for its size you will enjoy it!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The museum is impressive with a beautiful building and very well designed galleries. The permanent collection has one of the finest medieval and renaissance collections in the country. The changing exhibit have been impressive. Recently all of the exhibits have been worth a trip. With the Zoo this is worth a visit.

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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200 reviews 200 reviews
76 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We saw a superb exhibition of Classic Impressionist Art, but with too few Monet's (for example) and had to run the gauntlet of The Guides, who seem to believe that the louder they shout the better the experience - WRONG !! They (and I use that word deliberately) were guiding groups of folks of up to 6-10, who did not... More

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Mena, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We visited this lovely Museum of Art recently. There were several exhibits I wanted to view longer than we had time to do so. The collections of icons and furniture were some of the better ones I've seen. Well worth the time and money we spent.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a small, but well organized art museum. It is not on scale with the museums that you will find in larger cities, but they have many varied and interesting exhibits. I like it because you can see the whole thing in a couple of hours (longer if you study all of the pieces). And, they bring in some... More

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columbia sc
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We love the CMA. It is small, but has very good exhibits. I am a member and work close to it so I will go at lunch and just enjoy the galleries. If you enjoy art and are in Columbia, it is a nice take.

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