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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 52 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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South Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a very good resource for a relatively small city. The building is attractive and certainly not overwhelming. Be sure to check for special exhibits (and events); some have been excellent. Also, with admission you can access an app for your iPhone (or they will lend you one of theirs) and have an excellent audio/video guide to the exhibit.

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Pendleton, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A fine museum for the size of the city it is in - certainly on par with those in smaller cities (Huntsville AL for example - but don't expect The High in Atlanta). I try to get there several times a year. Traveling exhibits, and special events (the concerts are very good), are why I go, although once there I... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place amazes me every time I visit. From the standing exhibits, to the carefully selected rotating selection, this museum places an emphasis on quality.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
41 helpful votes 41 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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82 reviews 82 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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