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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very good art museum

Went to the museum for the first time yesterday to see the Andy Warhol exhibit and was really impressed. The exhibit was well done and the permanent exhibits are fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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charleston, sc
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charleston, sc
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went to the museum for the first time yesterday to see the Andy Warhol exhibit and was really impressed. The exhibit was well done and the permanent exhibits are fantastic. Covering all periods, sculpture, paintings, furniture, ceramics. We really enjoyed the museum.

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very good collection. Was able to see Warhol exhibit. The security staff was great and told us some cool facts as we were walking through. Will definitely go back. Wish they would give you a little more info about museum when you first walk in. Overall the CMA is great and worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Saw a great exhibit in August - Warhol's Faces. The show was mounted beautifully and even had a selfie station and also some manipulative art. It was an especially fun and appropriate touch respective of the artist. Truly a delightful show. The museum also has a Monet, Remington, and lovely LC Tiffany. There is something for everyone here, even ancient... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

qwe were walking through the Main Street Farmers Market on a Saturday morning in middle of July. It was hot and the kids saw the museum and asked if they could go. We went in an were treated awesome from the start. We had free admission due to being active duty military so that was amazing. They were showing the... More 

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

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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