Columbia Museum of Art
You don’t need to go to New York to experience fabulous art…just head over to Main Street and explore Columbia’s own museum of art. The museum was first established in 1950 and called the historic Taylor House home. due to many different circumstances and the need to "revitalize" downtown Columbia, the museum was moved to 1515 Main Street with doors opening on July 18, 1998. The building boasts 20,000 square feet and the museum features 7,000 items in its own personal collection with at least one traveling exhibit on display.
The Columbia Museum of Art offers many opportunities to enjoy art such as community programs, summer camps, art school and much more! After the museum closes at night, the fun and games are just beginning with the museum’s After Dark program, featuring portrait and figure drawing, Contemporaries Oktoberfest and photography.
Hours for the museum are Tuesday thru Friday from 11:00 to 5:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00. The museum also has a beautiful gift shop so you can take one of your favorite replicas home. When looking for parking, there are metered parking spots on surrounding streets and a parking garage on Taylor Street.
For more information, please visit www.columbiamuseum.org.