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Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville

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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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  • This art museum offers free admission and a small fee for parking. My daughter and I enjoyed the Wyeth Dynasty exhibit, the Grainger Mckoy exhibit of birds, and Carew Rice ingenious paper cut-outs. An...  more »
  • Not open early in the week but a very pleasant stop in Heritage Park. There is no charge, and the exhibits are easy to walk through.  more »
  • This is a very nice museum with interesting current exhibits scubas the recent Andrew Wyeth and family exhibition. The building is very modern, clean with a very nice shop. The staff is very helpful a...  more »
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  • The building is an beautiful study of board formed concrete and modern architecture. The exhibits are free and have a cool variety of art. This place would have gotten 5 stars except that the staff was overbearing and discriminatory. We we standing in line behind a older white couple and the lady had a large hand bag. She asked if she needed to leave it. The docent told her that she was fine and it was really reserved for large bulky bags. Less than 30 seconds later he was rudely telling my companion that she needed to leave her small see through mesh bag behind because it had 2 straps and was considered a backpack. He showed up at another part of the exhibit and stood staring at us completely detracting from the artwork. Another docent stopped my companion and told her she needed place her camera strap around her neck. Another group was scolded for standing to close to a window. A trained and efficient security team operates invisibly. This rabble would barely qualify as janitors. They detract from the beautiful experience they are supposed to be preserving
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  • The museum could be so much better. They need to get more traveling exhibits to keep things fresh. The art in this museum doesn't change very often. It's also disappointing that none of the museum staff can explain the art or even the techniques. They have several security guards but no one is available to answer questions. They have a staff of over 20 people who seem to know very little about art but their focus is on business...what? They need to be more proactive in helping people understand the art so they can appreciate it. They could also benefit by having something for children. Overall it's a bit stale and needs to evolve.
  • Glad it's here. Although would like to see more variety and deverse installations.
  • Free and free parking. Different kinds of exhibits. I'll be back.