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Columbia Museum of Art

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Address: Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia, SC
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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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Great Special Exhibits

I made my third trip in as many years to the Columbia Museum of Art last week. My main reason for going each time has been the special exhibits. The first was a Normal Rockwell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I made my third trip in as many years to the Columbia Museum of Art last week. My main reason for going each time has been the special exhibits. The first was a Normal Rockwell exhibit, next was Georgia O'Keefe and the last was CUT- Costumes and the Cinema. Each one has been better than the last. Can't wait to... More 

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Leesville, South Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is small, but friendly and unexpectedly nice. Special exhibits are downstairs and require the full entrance fee even on free Sunday's. The upstairs houses the permanent collections. First there are some few, but nice relics from, Egypt, Sumaria, Greece, Rome, etc. The paintings, many medieval, are high quality and well preserved. Galleries move forward in time. For the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One would never think that a museum this caliber would be in downtown Columbia. I've attended several exhibitions of famous artists and art movements. A very relaxing activity.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Columbia Museum of Art several times and have enjoyed the visit each time. And my visit yesterday was no exception. The CUT! exhibit that runs to February 19th is a must see! I had seen many of the films & it was so great to see to see the actual costume worn in the films... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always an amazing venue for special events. The Arts & Draughts last night was no exception. The variety of events ensured an eclectic crowd. Featured beers were excellent, the museum staff/volunteers were helpful and friendly. For very little expense, I was able to have a fulfilling, entertaining and enriching evening.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe the main collection is free on Sundays for locals, but the exhibitions are the best part and doing that will cost $15. Currently, there is an exhibit on costumes from tv and film from based from the time period of mid 1800's to early 1900s. Its worth the admission to see and learn about different costume techniques. In... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Well worth a visit. Some unexpected art. Have special art exhibits from both known and unknown artists.

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Thank lehn
South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The costume exhibit of items used in various movies was a great presentation; however the parking garage designated by the museum needs more signage as to where to park. One expects to have a ticket upon entrance. This garage is confusing.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

If you have seen really great art museums you will probably be disappointed. I went for a special exhibit but would probably not go back for the museum itself.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Once in a while they have a great exhibit...but, they have some pretty mediocre ones too....check what's up before investing your time...if you catch a gem it's well worth it.

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