Mother's Day Weekend

May 5 – 8, Mother’s Day weekend, the museum will once again be home to four dazzling days of flowers and art, celebrated with special events, classes, and more. The CMA and Boyd Plaza will transform with floral creations that bring new interpretations to world-class works of art beloved by visitors.

Now in its second year, Art Blossoms is a unique exhibition that also serves as a fundraiser for the Columbia Museum of Art. Every ticket you purchase for the exhibition and its related events supports the CMA's award-winning arts education and programming and helps to ensure a thriving creative community in the Midlands. 

General admission tickets sold at the door
$15 / $5 for CMA members


Make a Weekend of It

This year we’re excited to be working with three local partners — Blue Bike SC, Historic Columbia, and Richland Library — to bring the Art Blossoms experience beyond the museum walls. Plan to spend your weekend exploring Columbia with botanical adventures all around the city.

Video production by Renderhouse Films.


Azalea Coffee Bar

Enjoy botanical brews from a pop-up shop by Azalea Coffee Bar, open every day during Art Blossoms.

May 5 – 8

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily


Participating Vendors

Thank you to the flower and garden professionals who are installing unique floral designs of their own inspiration throughout public spaces in the CMA.

B.B. Barns at Woodley's
Fern Studio
Something Special Florist


Richland Library

Enjoy In Bloom: a Botanical Celebration in the Gallery at Main, featuring dynamic floral acrylic paintings from local artists Kalah Crawford, Angela Zokan and intricately designed flower arrangements created by Ikebana artist Lin Ko. The exhibition is accompanied by a paper flower workshop on May 7 and an Ikebana demonstration on May 8.

In the Community Gallery, Marie Boyd will be exhibiting her beautiful floral quilled paper pieces.

And on May 5, during First Thursday on Main, Richland Library hosts a Pop Up Art Show on Boyd Plaza.


Historic Columbia

Hampton-Preston House Tours
May 6 and 7 at noon
May 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Hampton-Preston Gardens Open to the Public
May 6 and 7: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
May 8: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Modjeska Monteith Simkins House Open to the Public
May 6: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Find details and pricing here.