Pryor Art Gallery

The purpose and mission of the Pryor Art Gallery is to present varied exhibits and programs that inspire, educate and encourage appreciation of the visual arts.

The gallery is a first-class artistic venue where appreciation for the visual arts is embraced. It is open to the public and free of charge.

The gallery was named in honor of LaRue V. Pryor, educator and avid supporter of the visual arts and wife of Columbia State's first president, Dr. Harold S. Pryor.

Waymon L. Hickman building
Columbia Campus


Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Art of the Street
"The Art of the Streets," a workshop and demonstration will be conducted by two well-known Nashville graffiti and mural artists, Troy Duff and Eric "Mobe" Bass on March 24, 2022, from 1 - 4 p.m. (Behind the rear parking lot on the Columbia Campus.) Marury County students and residents are invited but space is limited and registration is required.
Registration Form
Become a Patron
At Columbia State, our commitment to the Visual Arts is matched only by the generous support of the community.
Become a Patron
meeting in art gallery


Permanent Collection
Columbia State is proud of its art collection displayed throughout the buildings and grounds of Columbia and Williamson campuses.
View Permanent Collection
painting of bridge in winter


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Art Sales

To inquire about purchasing art, scheduling an exhibit, or with any other questions concerning the Pryor Art Gallery, contact Curator Rusty Summerville.


Rusty Summerville
Interim Pryor Art Gallery Curator
Columbia Campus, Hickman 101C