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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 52 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Orlando, Florida
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151 reviews 151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We went to Columbia just to see the Rockwell exhibit and it was well worth the trip! The exhibit highlighted the way Rockwell created his extraordinary paintings. They included photographs of the models posing for Rockwell, and how he used these to help create the final work of art. Having these hanging next to the final piece gave us new... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Looking at the covers of the Saturday Evening Post during the 50s and early 60s as well as those of the later 40s brought back such great memories of my childhood and growing up. The times depicted seem simpler and safer than the times of today. It was a great reminder of what life in the United States was all... More 

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Walnut Creek, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Norman Rockwell Exhibit and the guided tour at the museum was outstanding. Very informative. After the tour, took the time to enjoy the permanent displays on the second floor. BTW - the permanent displays are free on Sundays.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Three huge room were filled with the story of Norman Rockwell's drawings, photography and paintings.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food was great and just a fun time......art work was exceptional...I got there late and was very impress with the art teacher who was dressed up like a box of crayons(I think)

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Brevard, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A large informative exhibit featuring the original photos and his sketches. Also many Saturday Evening Post covers were on display. This exhibit presents the history of Rockwell's work. The second floor hosts an impressive permanent collection of art and sculpture

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

In grade school I was intrigued by the magazine covers that Norman Rockwell created. After seeing the exhibit I would love to see a collection of all of them. A fascinating bit of the America he saw and shared with all of us.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 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

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

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