Columbia Museum of Art announces extended December hours and new Winter Workshops

The Columbia Museum of Art has announced extended December hours and new Winter Workshops.

The Museum believes everyone should have access to world-class art and has extended normal December hours to provide more opportunities to visit.

In addition to regular hours, the Museum is open:
Monday, December 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, December 24 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 27 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, December 31 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Winter Workshops enrich the lives of students on break with a variety of opportunities that make learning about art fun! All Winter Workshops are Monday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please bring a lunch each day. $75 / $60 for Kids Plus members. To register, visit .

Art Express – Holiday Express (ages 4 – 7)
Celebrate the winter solstice! Children tour the galleries looking for works of art that tell a winter story and create their own winter-inspired works of art.

Cookies, Cakes and Candy Oh My! (ages 8 – 14)
Learn the art of baking and candy making just in time for the holidays! Students make and decorate treats from scratch. Students leave with a basket of goodies to share.

Of Gods and Goddesses (ages 7 – 14)
This workshop takes students into the galleries for a tour looking for Gods and Goddesses. Students create a comic strip based on Greek Mythology.

Sew Handmade (ages 8 – 14)
Become a true artisan by creating unique hand-sewn works of art. This workshop focuses on textiles and the art of sewing and design. Students learn different types of stitches and sewing techniques.

GENERAL MUSEUM INFORMATION: The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina’s premier international art museum and houses a world-class collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collection includes masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, porcelain and works by significant furniture and silver makers, as well as American, Asian, and modern and contemporary art. In recent years the Museum’s collection of Asian art and Antiquities has grown through generous gifts to the collection. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli’s Nativity, Claude Monet’s The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto’s View of the Molo, and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Museum’s newly commissioned Chihuly chandelier is now on view in the Museum’s David Wallace Robinson, Jr. Atrium. The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums as well as educational programs for all ages that include art classes, art camps, lectures, films and concerts. It is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. Generous support to the Museum is provided by the City of Columbia, Richland County, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties.

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