Current Exhibition

The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground

Get your dose of dark humor at The Ironic Curtain, a gutsy, brash, uninhibited exhibition of experimental artwork from Soviet-era Russia.

On view July 3 - September 12.


Current Exhibition

Soup to Nuts: Pop Art Prints from the CMA Collection

Crafted by Pop Art icons like Andy Warhol, the bright, witty, glamorously gimmicky prints of Soup to Nuts are the perfect complement to a sun-drenched summer afternoon.

On view July 15 - October 21.


For Kids

Summer Camps & Teen Workshops

Unleash your child's creative spirit at one of our artist-led day camps or teen workshops. (Coloring outside the lines encouraged.)

COVID-19 safety measures will be enforced. Spaces are limited, reserve a spot today.


Camps for Ages 4 - 12

Week-long day camps for elementary and middle schoolers in areas like cartooning, fashion design, and more.

Camps run from 9 AM - 12 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Workshops for Ages 13 - 18

One-day and week-long workshops for high schoolers interested in ceramics, photography, and other disciplines.

One-day workshops run from 10 AM - 4 PM on Saturdays. Our week-long Focus on Photography workshop runs Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16 from 1 - 4 PM.

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Around Town

Things to Do in Columbia

The summer fun doesn't have to end at the museum.

Whether you want to indulge in craft cocktails at Bourbon, bike through Columbia's serene Riverfront Park, or enjoy a guided tour of our historic Statehouse, there's no shortage of fun things to do in the Capital City of South Carolina.

Columbia, SC has activities, events, and more for the whole family. Explore what's going on around town!


On the Horizon

Fall Events & Exhibitions

On September 10, Arts & Draughts will make its triumphant return to Columbia's social calendar. Join us for good beer and good times.

Starting October 9, the CMA will host 30 Americans, a traveling exhibit featuring work by the most acclaimed Black artists of our time, including Nick Cave, Kara Walker, and many others.