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.

Photographic Stories of the Grand Ole Opry

Columbia State Community College’s Pryor Art Gallery will feature the artwork of Marty Stuart and Les Leverett with the "Photographic Stories of the Grand Ole Opry" beginning October 18, 2021.

Les Leverett, an old friend and photographer at the Grand Ole Opry for 32 years, will be exhibiting his work in the Pryor gallery. Marty Stuart is also a photographer having written and filled a number of books with his incredible images and stories. 

There will be a reception in the Pryor Gallery on Thursday, November 4, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Come on out and view the work of Les and Marty. 

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Marty Stuart and Les Leverett
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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