Columbia Museum of Art

Photo © 1998 by Gary Knight and Associates

Columbia, SC



Themes and Variations: It's What Artists Do; essay by Will South (4/6/16)

This is the REMIX; essay by Jonell Logan (4/6/16)

The Chemistry of Color: Contemporary African-American Artists (3/9/10)

Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place (6/5/07)

Julie Heffernan: Everything That Rises (4/20/06)

My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955 (8/11/05)

American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery (1/28/05)

There is No Eye: Photographs by John Cohen (5/4/04)

Whistler and His Circle in Venice (4/5/04)

Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts (1/23/04)

Karen Brosius Named Executive Director of Columbia Museum of Art (12/22/03)

Creativity: The Flowering Tornado, Art by Ginny Ruffner (12/11/03)

Edward Hopper and Urban Realism (9/4/03)

Masters of the American Watercolor and South Carolina Watercolor Society 25th Annual Exhibition (6/18/02)

Margaret Ann Skove Named Director of Columbia Museum of Art (1/21/02)

Winslow Homer: The Civil War Years and Winslow Homer: The Gloucester Years (12/4/00)

Pop Impact! From Johns to Warhol (9/20/00)

Fibers & Forms (7/21/00)

Intimate Expressions: Two Centuries of American Drawings (6/15/00)

American Impressionism from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (3/10/00)

Heroic Painting (5/18/98)

Sandy Skoglund: Reality Under Seige (5/18/98)

Costa Manos: American Color (5/18/98)

The Charleston Renaissance (5/18/98)

The Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Art (5/18/98)


The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum and houses an extraordinary collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collections include masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, works by significant furniture and silver makers, and modern and contemporary art. In recent years the Museum's collection of Asian art and Antiquities has grown through generous gifts to the collection. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli's Nativity, Claude Monet's The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto's View of the Molo, and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums and educational programs that include lectures, films and concerts, and it is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. Generous support to the Museum is provided by the City of Columbia and Richland County.

The Columbia Museum of Art is located at Main and Hampton Streets in Columbia, SC. Please visit the musuem's website for hours and fees.

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