Public Tours

The CMA offers guided tours free with membership or admission. Tour the featured exhibition Saturdays, or delve into the collection on Sundays after August 19, 2018.

Gallery Tour: Featured Exhibitions

Every Saturday | 1:00 p.m.
A guided tour provides an overview of the featured exhibition on view at the Columbia Museum of Art. Free with membership or admission. (Please note this tour is only available when there is a featured exhibition on view.)  

Gallery Tour: CMA Collection Highlights

Every Sunday | 2:00 p.m.
The collection is back! In celebration of this major renovations milestone we are returning with revamped gallery tours of the collection. Each tour sheds a light on the collection from a different angle. After August 19, CMA Collection tours will be held every Sunday. Free with membership or admission.

Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection
From corner to corner, see key works in the collection from east to west and from ancient to modern. This tour includes gems by artists like Botticelli, Monet, and Warhol, along with the first piece ever purchased by the CMA.

Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection
Discover the rich artistic tapestry of South Carolina. See works by artists in our state and treasures that once adorned local homes. Learn about the Charleston Renaissance, Catawba pottery, and artists right here in Columbia while you explore works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Samuel Roberts, Osamu Kobayashi, Georgia O'Keeffe, and more.

Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection
Get a glimpse into the story behind the art: the science to create the materials, the lives that shaped the artists' views, the thinking that leads a museum to acquire a piece, and the care that's required to keep a work of art in excellent condition for thousands of years.