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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Columbia Museum of Art Recovery Fund


Following the devastating floods in Columbia, South Carolina, many of you have reached out to us about all of us and the status of the Columbia Museum of Art. As a home for priceless works of art from around the world, the CMA knows protecting our collection is a top priority. The museum’s tireless staff has worked 24/7 to ensure the safety of the building and the art by keeping proper temperature and humidity controls throughout our facility on Main Street.

Despite this careful attention, the CMA has sustained exterior damage due to heavy rains and has been without both water and electricity at points throughout the last several days. Leaks and systems failures continue to threaten the structural integrity of the museum and will require immediate investment. Today is the first day we've been open to the public since the rains began affecting the area on Sunday, October 4, and staff is assessing the situation on a daily basis to open when we can guarantee the safety of our visitors and the art.

As a cultural and educational institution at the heart of our community, the CMA relies on the support of our members, advocates, and the public. Please consider a contribution of any size to help ensure the CMA remains a safe and secure place for the museum’s invaluable collection so we can continue to welcome our community, visitors, and students of all ages. Thank you!
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or call 803-343-2198

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