During your visit to the CMA, our staff is happy to answer your questions about the Museum and the surrounding area. Visit the information desk for any assistance you may need.
Bag Lockers & Coat Check
Self serve coat check and lockers are available near the Museum Shop. Note that umbrellas, backpacks, parcels, and large bags must be checked.
Strollers & Wheelchairs
Complimentary strollers and wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the information desk for assistance.
Special care is taken at all times to preserve the artwork. For this reason we ask that you refrain from touching or getting too close to the artwork, display cases, and platforms.
Museum Collection Galleries (2nd floor)
Still photography without a flash, is permitted in the 2nd floor galleries (excluding Gallery 15), on the condition that the photographs are for personal, noncommercial use.
Traveling Exhibitions (1st floor and Gallery 15)
Photography in the 1st floor galleries and Gallery 15 on the 2nd floor is not permitted.
Flashes, tripods, monopods, and video cameras are not permitted throughout the Museum.
Sketching in the Galleries
Visitors are permitted to sketch with charcoal or lead pencils only in the Collection Galleries, located on the 2nd floor. Sketching is also permitted in most Traveling Exhibitions; please inquire at the information desk about current exhibitions and guidelines.
We encourage you to take advantage of our cell phone audio tours for Traveling Exhibitions. Visit the information desk for assistance. While in the galleries, we request that you refrain from talking on cell phones and that you place phones on silent.
Food and Drink
Food, drink, and chewing gum are allowed in the Museum's public areas, but are not permitted in any galleries.
Lost and Found
For lost items, visit the information desk or call 803.799.2810.
Occasionally, you may see our security staff assisting visitors with questions or reminding them of these guidelines. Their goal is to make your visit the best through maintaining a safe and creative environment.