Greenville County Museum of Art

Greenville County Museum of Art Admission free

The Greenville County Museum of Art is home to a nationally acclaimed collection of American art that ranges from Federal portraits to contemporary works, including major holdings of work by two of the greatest artists in the nation’s history, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns. Andrew Wyeth: The Greenville Collection is now the largest and the most complete collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors owned by any public museum in the world and includes such highlights as Four Poster and Whale Rib. The GCMA also owns an extensive collection of prints and paintings by America’s most renowned contemporary artist, Jasper Johns, who grew up in South Carolina. The GCMA’s permanent collection explores the breadth of American art through the Southern experience from the colonial era to the present. Among the highlights of the Southern Collection are an exceptional group of pre-Civil War vessels created by the enslaved African-American potter and poet David Drake, an extensive collection of American Impressionism, and an array of works by such twentieth-century masters as Georgia O’Keeffe, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol. In addition, the GCMA is home to an important collection of modernist works by South Carolina native African-American artist William H. Johnson.

The ideas, sights, and sounds of 1920s Harlem during the Jazz Age continue to influence artists, writers, musicians, and...
07/12/2019

The ideas, sights, and sounds of 1920s Harlem during the Jazz Age continue to influence artists, writers, musicians, and social activists today. The Greenville Jazz Collective’s Reedy River Jazz Band will feature the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, James Reese Europe, Jelly Roll Morton, and other pioneers of music who provided the soundtrack to a dynamic era that would steer America toward greater equality for minorities and increased value on self-expression.

All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke Energy.

Watercolor exhibition at the GCMA - Who's On The Move
07/11/2019
Watercolor exhibition at the GCMA - Who's On The Move

Watercolor exhibition at the GCMA - Who's On The Move

Masterclass: Watermedia from the Greenville Collection is now open at the Greenville County Museum of Art. A category of painting mediums that are water soluble, watermedia includes watercolor, gouache, ink, acrylic, casein, and tempera. This exhibition surveys examples by American artists working o...

A few spots still remain in our July and August three-day summer camps. Perfect way to chase away the summertime boredom...
07/08/2019

A few spots still remain in our July and August three-day summer camps. Perfect way to chase away the summertime boredom! Visit https://buff.ly/2XEbNpQ to register.

Don't miss "Persons of Interest," now on view at the GCMA. This exhibition depicts some of the South's most intriguing s...
07/07/2019

Don't miss "Persons of Interest," now on view at the GCMA. This exhibition depicts some of the South's most intriguing subjects, including politicians, socialites, immigrants, and allegorical figures. One of highlights is this William De Leftwich Dodge portrait, "Lily in the Garden."

Enjoy your holiday weekend with a visit to the GCMA! There's no Sundays at 2 program this weekend, but the galleries are...
07/06/2019

Enjoy your holiday weekend with a visit to the GCMA! There's no Sundays at 2 program this weekend, but the galleries are open regular hours!

Happy Independence Day! Museum offices and galleries are closed today, but we're open regular hours tomorrow with a firs...
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day! Museum offices and galleries are closed today, but we're open regular hours tomorrow with a first-rate collection of all-American art!

Somehow the Saturday before the Fourth of July seems like the perfect day to come take a look at works by America's most...
06/29/2019

Somehow the Saturday before the Fourth of July seems like the perfect day to come take a look at works by America's most acclaimed living artist, Jasper Johns. His reputation is international, but Johns has deep roots in South Carolina. Come see for yourself. We're open today from 10 am to 5 pm.

Hot day? How about some cool jazz? Enjoy the lush harmonies and swinging rhythms of Greenville's own Quatrophonics saxop...
06/28/2019

Hot day? How about some cool jazz? Enjoy the lush harmonies and swinging rhythms of Greenville's own Quatrophonics saxophone quartet. With their unique take on pop and jazz standards, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke Energy.

A few spots still remain for our July and August summer art camps! These three-day camps are tons of fun and led by cert...
06/27/2019

A few spots still remain for our July and August summer art camps! These three-day camps are tons of fun and led by certified art instructors. Visit https://buff.ly/2XEbNpQ to register!

Be sure to check out "Masterclass: Watermedia from the Greenville Collection," now open at the GCMA The exhibition surve...
06/26/2019

Be sure to check out "Masterclass: Watermedia from the Greenville Collection," now open at the GCMA The exhibition surveys examples by American artists, including early Modernists like Georgia O’Keeffe (image: "Abstraction," 1916) and Charles Burchfield along with contemporary South Carolina Realists Mary Whyte and Margaret Peery. You'll also see work by Andrew Wyeth, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, and Thomas Hart Benton!

Make plans to join us this Sunday at 2 at the GCMA! Greenville Shakespeare Company presents "As You Like It," Shakespear...
06/21/2019

Make plans to join us this Sunday at 2 at the GCMA! Greenville Shakespeare Company presents "As You Like It," Shakespeare's most musical comedy. This delightful story of mistaken identity features Rosalind and Orlando finding love and adventure in the Forest of Arden.


All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke Energy.

New exhibition! Join us June 19 for the opening of "Masterclass: Watermedia from the Greenville Collection." Discover wo...
06/18/2019

New exhibition! Join us June 19 for the opening of "Masterclass: Watermedia from the Greenville Collection." Discover works by such early Modernists as Georgia O’Keeffe and Hans Hofmann and contemporary South Carolina Realists Mary Whyte and Margaret Peery. Shown here is Hofmann's Abstract Expressionist painting "Miracle."

A must-see: Andrew Lenaghan's "La Grande Jatte: Reedy River and Greenville Skyline from room 623, Hampton Inn," now on v...
06/17/2019

A must-see: Andrew Lenaghan's "La Grande Jatte: Reedy River and Greenville Skyline from room 623, Hampton Inn," now on view in the exhibition "How About Pleasantburg?" at the GCMA.

06/16/2019

Happy Father's Day! One of the art world's most renowned father-and-son duos, of course, are Andrew Wyeth and son Jamie Wyeth, both of whom are deeply represented in the GCMA permanent collection. Be sure to see Jamie's portrait of his father in the exhibition "How My Light Is Spent," on view through September 15.

06/15/2019

The GCMA is closed today. We regret the inconvenience.

Did you know that the GCMA collection of works by Jasper Johns began with several gifts from the artist himself upon the...
06/15/2019

Did you know that the GCMA collection of works by Jasper Johns began with several gifts from the artist himself upon the occasion of the museum’s opening in 1974? Today, the GCMA collection is one of the ten largest institutional collections of works by Johns in the world! Stop in and see for your self. We're open Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and from 1 to 5 on Sunday. Admission is free.

Looking for something fun and memorable to do with Dad? Join us this Sunday at 2 at the Museum to create a mixed media p...
06/14/2019

Looking for something fun and memorable to do with Dad? Join us this Sunday at 2 at the Museum to create a mixed media piece inspired by Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar!" For ages 5 and up.

All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke Energy.

Rainy weekends are perfect for exploring at the GCMA. We're open Saturday until 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm with e...
06/08/2019

Rainy weekends are perfect for exploring at the GCMA. We're open Saturday until 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm with eight exhibitions open!

It's not too late to join us for summer art camp! Visit https://buff.ly/2EUC9Nu to learn more about what's available and...
06/08/2019

It's not too late to join us for summer art camp! Visit https://buff.ly/2EUC9Nu to learn more about what's available and how to register!

Planning to bring family and friends to the GCMA when they visit this summer? Join Head of Education, Ellen Westkaemper,...
06/07/2019

Planning to bring family and friends to the GCMA when they visit this summer? Join Head of Education, Ellen Westkaemper, for a whirlwind tour this Sunday at 2! Learn a bit about all the current exhibitions and a few nuggets of GCMA history you can use to impress your guests!

A French twist on the Reedy River: Andrew Lenaghan's painting  "La Grande Jatte: Reedy River and Greenville Skyline from...
05/29/2019

A French twist on the Reedy River: Andrew Lenaghan's painting "La Grande Jatte: Reedy River and Greenville Skyline from Room 623, Hampton Inn" is a nod to nineteenth-century Georges-Pierre Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."
Now on view at the GCMA in the exhibition "How About Pleasantburg?" [2009. Oil on canvas.]

Like any good artist, Arnold Mesches (1923-2016) had a knack for the subversive. In 1946, he came under FBI scrutiny as ...
05/28/2019

Like any good artist, Arnold Mesches (1923-2016) had a knack for the subversive. In 1946, he came under FBI scrutiny as a suspected communist for his participation in labor-related protests, and the FBI maintained an open file on him until 1972.
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Now on view at the GCMA.

Today, we remember those who gave their lives in service to this great country. Thank you.Now on view at the GCMA. [Jasp...
05/27/2019

Today, we remember those who gave their lives in service to this great country. Thank you.

Now on view at the GCMA. [Jasper Johns (1930-), "Flags I." 1973. silkscreen on paper.]

Happy Sunday, Greenville! There is no Sundays at 2 today, but the galleries are still open for regular hours. Join us to...
05/26/2019

Happy Sunday, Greenville! There is no Sundays at 2 today, but the galleries are still open for regular hours. Join us today, 1 pm to 5 pm!

Little hands, big creativity. Join us this summer for GCMA Art Camp! You can find more information and register at https...
05/25/2019

Little hands, big creativity. Join us this summer for GCMA Art Camp! You can find more information and register at https://buff.ly/2J925bP.

It won't take you long to start seeing double (or triple, or ...) while looking at Jasper Johns' work. Johns trades nove...
05/24/2019

It won't take you long to start seeing double (or triple, or ...) while looking at Jasper Johns' work. Johns trades novelty for repetition, reusing and recycling icons and recognizable motifs in his art. In his words: "Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it."

It's time to sign up for Summer Art Camp at the GCMA. We have drawing, painting, clay making, stopmotion animation, and ...
05/23/2019

It's time to sign up for Summer Art Camp at the GCMA. We have drawing, painting, clay making, stopmotion animation, and more! Visit https://gcma.org/art-camp/in to sign up today. We can't wait to create with you!

Andrew Jackson hopes you have a great Wednesday, or else. Come see us today, 10 am to 5 pm!Now on view at the GCMA in "P...
05/22/2019

Andrew Jackson hopes you have a great Wednesday, or else. Come see us today, 10 am to 5 pm!

Now on view at the GCMA in "Persons of Interest."

Judith Linhares' (1940-) gouache on paper, "R.I.P.," combines her typical punchy color palette with some of her most wel...
05/21/2019

Judith Linhares' (1940-) gouache on paper, "R.I.P.," combines her typical punchy color palette with some of her most well-known subjects--everyday flowers and the human body. In this instance, she depicts the body at its most reduced form, holding a scythe, all the while resting among flowers and lily pads. A ticking clock and a seemingly unbothered toad add to this ironic meditation on death.

Now on view at the GCMA in "Gotta Get Back to the Garden." [Judith Linhares (1940-). "R.I.P." 1996. Gouache on paper.]

"I Am He of the Long Ago, Who Looked Upon the Glory of the Sun, and Drew Its Disk Upon the Sand" is a 1935 oil painting ...
05/21/2019

"I Am He of the Long Ago, Who Looked Upon the Glory of the Sun, and Drew Its Disk Upon the Sand" is a 1935 oil painting by Van Dearing Perrine (1869-1955). Many of Perrine's paintings feature this style of bold, dashed color subdued by darker tones, much like a nighttime photograph.⠀

Now on view at the GCMA through September 15 in the exhibition "How My Light Is Spent."

Join us today for Sunday at 2 as we learn about South Carolina artist David Drake and make collages inspired by book ill...
05/19/2019

Join us today for Sunday at 2 as we learn about South Carolina artist David Drake and make collages inspired by book illustrator Bryan Collier. Then, be sure to stop by the GCMA gift shop, the Salon, for all your gifting needs! The GCMA is open today 1 pm to 5 pm, and the Salon is open 1 pm to 4 pm.

All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke Energy.

Join us this Sunday at 2 as we learn about South Carolina artist David Drake and make collages inspired by book illustra...
05/18/2019

Join us this Sunday at 2 as we learn about South Carolina artist David Drake and make collages inspired by book illustrator Bryan Collier. We recommend this activity for ages 6 and up!

All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke Energy.

Can you identify this Greenville neighborhood? Hint: the name means "without worries" or "carefree."Join us for our newe...
05/17/2019

Can you identify this Greenville neighborhood? Hint: the name means "without worries" or "carefree."
Join us for our newest exhibition, "How About Pleasantburg?" at the GCMA. Featuring both paintings and photographs, this exhibition explores Greenville's evolving history, landscape, and architecture.

[John Moore. 2010. oil on canvas.]

It's Third Thursday! Join us today at 11 for a free, docent-led tour of "Andrew Wyeth: Model Citizens." We'll meet you j...
05/16/2019

It's Third Thursday! Join us today at 11 for a free, docent-led tour of "Andrew Wyeth: Model Citizens." We'll meet you just inside the front door.

Happy Birthday to Jasper Johns, #bornonthisday in 1930! Celebrate by taking a stroll through the GCMA exhibition "Jasper...
05/15/2019

Happy Birthday to Jasper Johns, #bornonthisday in 1930! Celebrate by taking a stroll through the GCMA exhibition "Jasper Johns: More Than Meets the Eye."

This photograph, "Oseola McCarty (Washerwoman, Philanthropist, Hattiesburg, Mississippi)," was made by Annie Leibovitz i...
05/14/2019

This photograph, "Oseola McCarty (Washerwoman, Philanthropist, Hattiesburg, Mississippi)," was made by Annie Leibovitz in 1997 as part of her body of work entitled "Women," a book of photographs that captured the American Female spirit. Leibovitz heard about McCarty in 1995, when an article in The New York Times told the story of an 87-year old black woman with a sixth-grade education who donated $150,000--nearly her entire life's savings as a washerwoman--to help students attend a Mississippi university. Leibovitz said in a later interview, "I can't look at Oseola without crying."

Now on view at the GCMA in "Making Pictures: Photography from the Collection." ["Oseola McCarty (Washerwoman, Philanthropist, Hattiesburg, Mississippi)." 1997. gelatin silver print.]

Ellen and Ellen.Flowers by @kateasireflowers. Artwork now on view at the GCMA in "Persons of Interest." [Augustus Koopma...
05/13/2019

Ellen and Ellen.

Flowers by @kateasireflowers. Artwork now on view at the GCMA in "Persons of Interest." [Augustus Koopman. "Portrait of Ellen, the Artist's Daughter." circa 1914. oil on canvas.] Pictured with the GCMA Head of Education, our own Ellen Westkaemper.

Don't delay! Now's the time to sign up for Summer Camp at the GCMA! You can find registration and all the details about ...
05/12/2019

Don't delay! Now's the time to sign up for Summer Camp at the GCMA! You can find registration and all the details about our class offerings at https://gcma.org/art-camp/.

05/11/2019
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Not that kind of camp. Join us for Summer Art Camp at the GCMA where we have something for everyone, including painting, drawing, clay, printmaking, and stop motion animation, to name a few. Head to https://gcma.org/art-camp/ to sign up today!

She brought you into this world, and now-- it's your turn to bring her to the GCMA. Treat your favorite mom or motherly ...
05/10/2019

She brought you into this world, and now-- it's your turn to bring her to the GCMA. Treat your favorite mom or motherly figure to the GCMA Sunday for Mother's Day! There is no Sundays at 2 program, but our galleries are open 1 pm to 5 pm. As always, admission is free!

Now on view at the GCMA in "Got to Get Back to the Garden." [Gari Melchers "Woman Reading by a Window." 1905. oil on canvas.]

Thursdays don't have to be boring. Join us next Thursday for the #ThirdThursdayTour at 11 am, this month featuring the w...
05/09/2019

Thursdays don't have to be boring. Join us next Thursday for the #ThirdThursdayTour at 11 am, this month featuring the work of Andrew Wyeth in the exhibition "Andrew Wyeth: Model Citizens."

Let their creativity run wild! GCMA Summer Camps are right around the corner, and we've got something for everyone-- fro...
05/08/2019

Let their creativity run wild! GCMA Summer Camps are right around the corner, and we've got something for everyone-- from painting to printmaking, to clay and stop motion animation. Sign up today at https://buff.ly/2J925bP!

Greenville County Museum of Art's cover photo
05/08/2019

Greenville County Museum of Art's cover photo

What. a. weekend. Thank you to everyone who came to the GCMA to enjoy art and flowers at Fine Art + Flora  2019! We coul...
05/08/2019

What. a. weekend. Thank you to everyone who came to the GCMA to enjoy art and flowers at Fine Art + Flora 2019! We couldn't have done it without the most generous and talented people we know. Thank you to our weekend sponsor, Craig Gaulden Davis and to our media sponsor, FLOWER Magazine. Thank you, Kiana Underwood, for your gorgeous presentation Friday; Stephanie English, for Saturday's Ikebana lesson; and Deborah Gibson for Sunday's demonstration. We also want to say thank you to Katelyn Pinner Studios, Your Creative People, and all our amazing exhibitors and volunteers. It truly was the dream team! We'll be sharing more FAF2019 photos in the weeks to come.

It was such a great night at the GCMA Member's Reception kicking off Fine Art + Flora Weekend 2019! Thank you to our gen...
05/03/2019

It was such a great night at the GCMA Member's Reception kicking off Fine Art + Flora Weekend 2019! Thank you to our generous members and talented floral designers who made this a night to remember. And a special thanks to Craig Gaulden Davis and FLOWER Magazine, presenters of Fine Art + Flora 2019. @ Greenville County Museum of Art

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420 College St
Greenville, SC
29601

Greenlink stops on College Street, and the downtown trolley comes by on weekends.

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Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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