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 - Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Current Exhibit

Columbia State Community College’s Pryor Art Gallery will feature the artwork of Maury County middle and high school students beginning March 5. An artists’ reception will be held March 12 from 4 – 7 p.m.

“The Maury County middle and high schools exhibit has been a mainstay in the Pryor Art Gallery for many years,” said Rusty Summerville, curator of the Gallery. “It’s always exciting to see the new and wonderful artwork created by local middle and high school students.”

student drawing/painting
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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.
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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