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Medium: Regional Museums , Museums and Galleries

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(803) 799-2810


The Columbia Museum of Art is among the leading art institutions in the country. In our 25+ galleries, you’ll find art that spans 5,000 years of history and all areas of the globe. Our Wells Fargo Interactive Education Gallery is always free for children and families. Established in 1950, we now welcome and reach more than 150,000 people a year. We have received a National Medal for Museum and Library Service, a National Art Education Association award for our contributions to arts education, a National Park Foundation Award, and two Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. We are institutional members of Southeastern Museums Conference, American Alliance of Museums, South Carolina Arts Alliance, and South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

The Columbia Museum of Art is a charitable nonprofit organization that celebrates creativity and champions arts education in our community. We are dedicated to lifelong learning and community enrichment for all.

We are grateful for the generous support and vision of the City of Columbia, Richland County, the State of South Carolina, and the numerous donors and supporters who share the CMA’s mission to educate, enrich, and inspire the community and visitors to our state.

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Exciting national exhibitions cycle through every few months, so there’s always a new reason to visit the museum. Many of our programs are offered for free, and our collection is one of the most comprehensive and eclectic in the region.

Some of our favorite pieces include:

Canaletto's View of the Molo, Venice
Claude Monet's The Seine at Giverny
Dale Chihuly's chandelier
Ancient Roman works