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.

Pigments of Imagination

 Pryor Art Gallery will feature three Tennessee abstract artists in the “Pigments of Imagination” exhibit. Artists include Warren Greene, Kim Sanderson and Trey Vaughn.

“The Pryor Gallery has not held an exhibit of purely abstract art in several years,” stated Rusty Summerville, Pryor Art Gallery interim curator. “If you are one who enjoys the abstract, "Pigments of Imagination" is an exhibit not to be missed.”

Columbia State Hosts “Pigments of Imagination” Exhibit
Trey Vaughn's artwork
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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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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