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The Columbia Museum of Art is a cultural gem located on Main and Hampton Streets in downtown Columbia. The museum is a captivating architectural conversion, transformed from an urban department store into a sleek and airy, light-filled space with 25 galleries.
The permanent collection includes world-class examples of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque Art, Impressionism, and Modern Art.
This summer, the Museum will open Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh, the first retrospective of Naifeh’s paintings and sculpture. From May 18-September 1, 2013, you can view 26 large-scale works covering 40 years of Naifeh’s works and showcasing the role concepts of harmony, unity, and geometric abstraction played in his art. Raised in the Middle East, Neifeh was heavily influenced by (and later studied) Arab and Islamic art. That experience combines with Western influences to form a complex, stunning visual experience that provokes both contemplation and pleasure.
Open Tuesday-Friday 11 AM-5 PM, ﬁrst Fridays 11 AM-8 PM, Saturdays 10 AM- 5 PM, and Sundays noon-5 PM. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission charged.
803.799.2810 · 1515 Main Street in the heart of Downtown Columbia