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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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Spectacular Art Museum

One of the best local museums we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. We have been to many locations around the States. This beautiful location is, modern, brightly lit and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
alanconway31
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best local museums we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. We have been to many locations around the States. This beautiful location is, modern, brightly lit and full of treasures for every appetite.

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice arrangement of galleries open for viewing. Information displayed regarding the artists was readily available and curators have done a great job of educating visitors to this Museum. Great location right downtown.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Columbia Museum of Art provides a very manageable overview of artwork from ancient times to contemporary photography and sculpture. The permanent collection has several rooms dedicated to the Middle Ages as well as the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. We spent about 1-1.5 hours walking through the permanent collection, which is free on Sundays.

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Thank Ken B
Cataula, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stay over the weekend on a business trip in Columbia. Needed something to do so I visited the Museum. Very good collection and nicely displayed. Great find.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful surprise. My husband and I really enjoyed our visit. The rooms flowed from one room to the next, with both art on the walls and glass cases pleasantly placed for complete viewing. From recent exhibits to pottery over 4000 yrs. old, this museum had an array of collections in art and artifacts that were both interesting and... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 11 year old granddaughter and I enjoyed our visit. We picked up a map and I let her pick which collection she wanted to see (colonial) and I picked one I wanted to visit and we started with just two so we could focus on that. Then we had fun visiting the other areas. I was awed by the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Columbia Museum of Art never fails to bring interesting, innovative, and exciting exhibits through the heart of South Carolina. The museum offers special exhibits as well as a permanent collection of fine art from different eras. The Museum also offers fun, interactive exhibits for children, and hosts fun art and pottery classes.

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Thank mjheron
Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I love going to the arts and droughts events once a month when they have them. Have been to many functions there as well and they have done a great job every time.

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Thank story_stephen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Fairly typical as far as museums go, interesting exhibits that change fairly often. The best part in my opinion is the events that the museum often holds such as arts and drafts and various wine tastings

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Amelia Island, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Wednesdays are free part of the year, so check before you visit. My visit was quite enjoyable and eventhough some exhibits were closed, I spent an hour viewing African American art, Greek pottery and sculptures. This is a good place to spend a solitary hour!

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