Pryor Art Gallery

Pryor Art Gallery will be closed for renovations Monday, November 21, 2022 through Friday, January 6, 2022. We will reopen again on Monday, January 9, 2023 with a new exhibition "Art of the Buzz."

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. (Closed November 21, 2022 - January 6, 2023 for renovations.)

Pryor Art Gallery Closed

It’s time for Pryor Art Gallery to get a refresh! New wallpaper and flooring will be installed.

Gallery closure dates: Monday, November 21, 2022 through Friday, January 6, 2023.

The gallery will open again on January 9, 2023 with a new, fun and exciting exhibition called “Art of the Buzz.” co-curated with The National Electric Football Game Museum. The opening reception will be January 19, 2023 from 5 – 7 p.m. with special guest speakers, food and artist demonstrations. Watch for more details to come on a planned Tournament and Prizes for the winning team!

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At Columbia State, our commitment to the Visual Arts is matched only by the generous support of the community.
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meeting in art gallery


Pryor Art Gallery Archives
The Pryor Art Gallery has hosted a variety of exhibits over the years ranging from high school student artwork to Nashville graffiti artwork.
Previous Exhibits
paintings of old truck and dog
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 Lisa Hoffman.


Lisa Hoffman
Pryor Art Gallery Curator
Columbia Campus, Hickman 101C