Columbia Museum of Art offers extended holiday hours

A peek into the first gallery of Visions from India. Photo: Drew Baron / The Columbia Museum of Art.

A peek into the first gallery of Visions from India. Photo: Drew Baron / The Columbia Museum of Art.

Columbia, S.C. – In order to offer visitors more time to experience the museum over the holidays as three exhibitions draw to a close, the Columbia Museum of Art will open to the public on Monday, December 28, and Tuesday, December 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in addition to normal public hours.

Visitors are encouraged to experience the stunning featured exhibition Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection, on view through January 10. An incredibly rare glimpse into a private collection, Visions from India is a breathtaking sweep of ultra-contemporary painting, sculpture, large-scale installations, and multimedia works from India and its diaspora and features some of the most sought-after international artists on the global stage alongside younger rising stars. Upcoming programs include a youth winter workshop, virtual lecture, and a virtual artist talk.

Also closing January 10, Guignard Gallery exhibition Island Nations / Lands Divided combines the visual languages of biology and geology into mixed-media drawings, which artist Sara Schneckloth creates to question how science, imagination, and the body inform one another. Schneckloth will discuss her processes and adventures in a virtual meet the artist on Sunday, January 3.

And on view through January 3 in Collection Gallery 14, The Mind of a Renaissance Man focuses on the life and generosity of Dr. Charles Randall Mack, a well-respected and well-loved professor at the University of South Carolina’s art department for over 30 years.

The CMA will close at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 24, and all day Friday, December 25. The museum will open as usual for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The museum has cleaning and physical distancing practices in place to safeguard staff and visitors. For more information, visit

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