|1515 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
|Closed 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 12–5PM
Think carefully about joining Columbia Museum of Art. For the last five years, at least, one has tried to sustain a membership (Weve been a member for years, but something went wrong several years ago.) but the museum really doesnt seem to care unless youre a massive donor or something. One sends in a check, no response, no cards, no communication. One calls and gets a voicemail, no response, no communication. We belong to the High. We get constant communication: regular magazine, etc. You cant get one from CMA anymore; its supposed to come monthly on-line, to peons. Alas, no. For the past year, weve used our High card, which has better reciprocity, anyway. This year we relented and tried to renew-- really because we wanted access to the Columbia Design League which unfortunately has aligned its membership with CMA. We sent in our membership a month ago. Again, no response, no cards. These people really dont seem to care. Go to the High, The Mint, but think twice or more before trying to join CMA.
The CMA is a great local spot to visit of you are coming in from out of town. They have different spotlight artist shows that you can check out and they have a great assortment of other pieces of art upstairs. You can have a guide walk you through the exhibits or you can opt for an electronic guide and wear headphones... Or you can just interpret it all for yourself. I like the variety and the many options that they have.
This is a humble, smaller museum, but it is of excellent quality and certainly deserves a few hours! I really appreciated its compact size that was actually able to be conquered in an afternoon. The permanent collection is expertly laid out in a way that takes the viewer on a progressive journey through time across different regions and styles of painting.
Our two girls (age 4 and 6) love coming to the Columbia Museum of Art for the Passport to Art and Gladys Gang programs (both of which are free to the community). Were excited about the opportunity to expose them to art early on in life. Its not the largest art museum, but its well presented, and its a great community resource for the Columbia area.
Great day activity for the partner or family. The Museum of Art is reasonably priced and provides entertainment for a solid afternoon. Not the largest museum but definitely worth a look if youre looking for something different. Located in the heart of Main Street, you may as well park and walk to it!
My family are regular patrons here. As Columbia resident, I enjoy taking my children to the Museum on a regular basis. We learn something new every time we visit. The gift shop is an adventure in itself! Cannot forget to mention, the Cola Museum hosts wonderful after hours events for adults.
A great place to take the family to check out down art in Columbia. Conveniently located right downtown in the heart of the action. Plenty of local businesses within walking distance and lots of parking. Go museum go.
The art museum collection is rather small, but a good size considering Columbia is not well known for its art. I prefer realism and most of the collection is not my taste. Go on Sunday when its free.
It is a small museum but they have filled the space generously. Each room is broken into periods and is easy to navigate art through time. We enjoyed the Warhol exhibit a great deal.
This is a fascinating art museum in South Carolina that has a nice variety of pieces to look at and ponder about while walking through the halls of the museum.
Honestly, the exhibits were terrible. Not interesting and small. Anything interesting must be on the upper floors but the are closed until 2018...
Im used to going to LACMA. This is as close as I can get in the area. Makes a great date if youre into fine art. Really solid collection.
Overpriced. Not enough in the collection to justify the price. Even if a collection is closed, theyll charge full price. Meh.
The whole 2nd floor is closed for the next 18 months. Only two special exhibits were open. Not worth the admission price.
Rotating exhibits along with a permanent collection, sometimes events are held here. Its free on Sunday I think.
Left wing propaganda funded by productive taxpayers hard earned money, dishonest to call this an art museum
Not a great museum, surprisingly. Their collection is eclectic, and by eclectic I really mean hodgepodge.
Alcir Santos Neto
Perfect place to learn and experience something new! Great exhibits and military discount is provided!
Extremely cheap discounts if youre a college students with a stellar amount of exhibits.
Diverse range of exhibitions to cater to everyone! Get on their mailing list too!
Great exhibits, great staff, good atmosphere. Try and catch an arts and draughts!
They good collection of movie costumes and old art and paintings. Liked it
Didnt expect when I first went in. This is a great place to go for dating.
Excellent exhibits that change frequently and a good permanent collection.
Fun place for a date or outing with the kids! Gladys Gang is a lifesaver!
Great exhibits, and also has some fun musical performances.
Excellent small art museum - a real asset for the city
A good place to learn about art, some staff friendly.
John Michael Lynch
Gallery is rather limited, however is free on Sundays
I really liked the art and its a fun place to relax
Its so nice and has a lot of beautiful pieces
A Private User
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Nice museum..just wish all of it was open
Absolutely gorgeous with tons of events
The collection is of great works of art
Wonderful Exhibits Fantastic Facility!
Beautiful art and helpful staff
Excellent museum, great exhibits
I like the way you did the art
If this is art I am a piccasso
very enjoyable lotsa eyecandy
Wonderful place to visit.
Very interesting exibits.
Great regional museum.
I loved the exhibits.
Love the exhibits.
A Private User
I love that place
Love the exhibits
Is 2 agreat places
A Private User
I love that place