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1515 Main Street

Columbia, SC 29201

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P.O. Box 2068

Columbia, SC 29202

Renovations are Underway, But the CMA is Open

The CMA is undergoing extensive renovations to provide more galleries, more studios, more spaces for programs, and a new entrance on Main Street. To protect the art from construction, the upstairs collection galleries are closed through fall 2018. In the meantime, we will remain open throughout the entire process with a full schedule of exhibitions and programs on the first floor. Have questions? Give us a call at 803-799-2810.

Museum Hours

Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday Closed
Staff is on-site and available to answer questions. Contact Us
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open until 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



  Regular Admission Renovation Pricing
Offered through Summer 2018
Museum Members FREE - Join today! FREE
Adults $12 $6

Senior citizens
(65 and over)




$5 FREE.
The CMA is a Blue Star Museum, and offers free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
Students $5 $2.50

(6 and under)

Does not apply to groups.

Does not apply to groups.

Free admission on second Sundays sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. 

Renovation pricing is partially funded through the Karen Brosius National Medal Fund.

Preparing for Your Visit

Visitors with autism and other conditions may be hyper sensitive to sensory input, and visiting an art museum can seem like a daunting task in itself, which is why we’ve created the CMA social story – a practical tool for caregivers, teachers, and children to read before visiting to familiarize themselves with what a trip to the museum may entail. Click here to download the CMA social story.

Public Tours

The CMA offers public tours free with membership or admission. See the schedule and learn more here.