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 7 p.m.

Free and open to public.

Art of the Buzz Exhibit

The Art Gallery will feature a family and sports event with the "Art of the Buzz" exhibit in conjunction with Chris LeMay's National Electric Football Game Museum in Spring Hill. The exhibit will be open to the public from Jan. 9 until Mar 3.

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!

electric football board
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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