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Florence County Museum
The new home of the Florence County Museum was completed in 2014.
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Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia’s art museum includes 25 galleries that feature art from around the world.
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Spartanburg Art Museum
Tamme’s Problem (2016) by Jonathan Whitfill was featured in the museum’s recent “Some Abstraction Required” exhibit.
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Gibbes Museum of Art
The newly renovated Gibbes hosts six to eight special exhibitions each year.
Photo by MCG Photography
South Carolina is home to a variety of art museums with collections that span thousands of years, from the historic to the contemporary.
Columbia Museum of Art – 1515 Main St., Columbia; (803) 799-2810.
Columbia’s downtown art museum features masterworks covering 5,000 years and five continents, from Renaissance genius Sandro Botticelli to French Impressionist Claude Monet to American Realist Robert Henri.
Florence County Museum – 111 West Cheves St., Florence; (843) 676-1200.
Florence opened its brand-new museum building just two years ago, but its longstanding art collection distinguishes itself with works by acclaimed African-American painter William H. Johnson, along with a collection of 20th-century Southern art.
Gibbes Museum of Art – 135 Meeting St., Charleston; (843) 722-2706.
The Gibbes celebrated its grand reopening this year after a major renovation to the 111-year-old museum. The museum showcases American art from the Colonial era to the present, with a special emphasis on Charleston.
Spartanburg Art Museum – 200 E. St. John St., Spartanburg; (864) 582-7616.
This century-old museum is small in size but expansive in mission. It focuses on bringing local, regional and international contemporary artists together in innovative exhibitions.
Art masterpieces in South Carolina – Explore amazing collections of world-class art without leaving South Carolina.