Columbia State has a curated selection of captivating artworks made possible by the generosity of our donors and the support of the Columbia State Foundation. Below, you can click on the images to cycle through some of the artwork in our collection. You can also scroll down to find detailed information about each piece, including insights into the artists' backgrounds. Our commitment to expanding this collection ensures an enriching experience for students and the wider public. Thank you for exploring the fascinating world of art with us!

Our Permanent Collection
The Pryor Art Gallery at Columbia State displays artwork made possible by our generous donors and the Columbia State Foundation. The collection is diverse and represents local, national and international artists. We are committed to continuing to build upon the collection for the enrichment of our students and the public to enjoy.
Linda Koenig and her painting “The Shallows.”
Mother Song
Jahni Moore Drawing

Jahni Moore (American)
Mother Song
Continuous line pencil drawing
30 x 19 in.
Purchase by Columbia State Foundation.

John “Jahni” Thomas Moore is an African American artist from Huntsville, AL. He has a master’s degree in art from Alabama A & M University and earned an MFA in studio arts from The Art Institute of Chicago. Jahni is a muralist and has commissioned works for Early Works Children’s Museum, Google Fiber “Space is Our Place” and others in Seattle, Chicago and South America.

Namka Lake
The Shallows
Lady Bird Johnson
Shan Goshorn
Cross This
The Graduate
Marion Cook
Sunday Morning in Whites Creek
Lava Pool
Alcatraz - stairs to nowhere
Vienna Street with St. Stephens
Juno Goddess
New Orleans Dusk
Mongswa, the animal that eats twigs


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

Rights and Reproduction Requests

At Columba State’s Pryor Art Gallery, we are committed to making the collections accessible and available to researchers, publishers, and the general public in support of scholarship, education, and personal enrichment. To use any text, image, audio, or video for commercial use, publication, broadcast, documentary, or for any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, you must request and receive prior written permission from Pryor Art Gallery. High-resolution digital images can be requested by contacting curator.