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Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville

(3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
The Greenville County Museum of Art offers its visitors a way to sample the best in American art through exhibitions drawn from its own collection and through traveling exhibitions from other museums.

The GCMA's respected Southern Collection surveys American art from colonial times to the present, with an emphasis on examples with relationships to the southern United States. Of particular interest is the exhibition David Drake: Potter and Poet of Edgefield District, which features nine vessels created by the enslaved and literate potter known as Dave. The exhibition is enriched by paintings and illustrations that depict the antebellum era.

Andrew Wyeth: The Greenville Collection is almost always on view at the Museum. Recently expanded to 46 paintings, it now includes an example from every major period of Wyeth's career. The GCMA Collection is the largest public collection of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth in the world.

Since its inception, the GCMA has also collected contemporary art. The collection includes examples from every major movement in American art, featuring artists such as Josef Josef Albers, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Eric Fischl, and Leon Golub. A highlight of this collection are three Jasper Johns paintings and more than 50 prints, sketches, and works on paper.
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  • I visit this museum annually, as I love the permanent collection and the stellar Wyeth treasury here. This museum could do such a better job in educating/informing visitors about the works. Curatorial...  more »
  • This museum has so much to offer you on any given day. Much of the art is famous and you will probably know the artists if you like art. 
  • When we walked in we were greeted by a guard that informed me my purse needed to be left by the door. It was a normal purse not a gigantic bag. They already have a 3 foot rule. How am I going to get c...  more »
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  • I have always enjoyed the Sunday at 2 programs, but after being told I can't take my 9" x 11" pocket book inside, I won't be going back.
  • Would be better if it had petty much anything relevant to Greenville, or the Upstate. Also, the security is super racist & actively offensive. Won't visit again.
  • I really enjoyed my almost two hours here. The works at this museum resonated deeply with me. It seems each piece is thoughtfully chosen. For the size and price, there is a lot of beauty here.
  • Great place, I've lived in Philadelphia around some great art, this small museum impressed me with what they had in their collection, a must visit for locals and visitors
  • Came here because of an art assignment, left wondering why I haven't been there earlier. They have a wide variety of styles which makes walking through the gallery a pleasant experience.