Greenville County Museum of Art

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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.

Downtown is missing you, too!Andrew Lenaghan (1965)"Le Grande Jette: Reedy River and Greenville Skyline from Room 623, H...
03/28/2020

Downtown is missing you, too!

Andrew Lenaghan (1965)
"Le Grande Jette: Reedy River and Greenville Skyline from Room 623, Hampton Inn"
2009
oil on canvas

Museum visitors are drawn to Helen Turner's peaceful painting featuring a young woman in dappled sunlight, delicately ho...
03/27/2020

Museum visitors are drawn to Helen Turner's peaceful painting featuring a young woman in dappled sunlight, delicately holding a Japanese lantern. Spend some time outside today, and pay particular attention to how light and shadows change the colors you see.

Helen Maria Turner (1858-1958)
"Girl with Lantern"
1904
oil on canvas

We’ve all been busy washing our hands, but artist Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily l...
03/26/2020

We’ve all been busy washing our hands, but artist Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Although the GCMA is closed at this time, we have so much we can still share with you! Check back for our Daily Dose of Art, no prescription required!

We'd love to hear from you with any special requests or questions!

03/25/2020
"I have always been intrigued with the idea of birds becoming an extension of their habitat or vice versa. I tried to en...
03/25/2020

"I have always been intrigued with the idea of birds becoming an extension of their habitat or vice versa. I tried to engage this thought by allowing the oak leaves not only to support the bird, but also to represent his left wing by framing the space it would occupy if it existed,” Grainger McKoy

"Wood Duck"
1984
basswood, walnut, metal, and oil paint

Born in Savannah, GA, William Silva traveled the world developing his technique. He spent a great deal of time painting ...
03/24/2020

Born in Savannah, GA, William Silva traveled the world developing his technique. He spent a great deal of time painting in Charleston. His impressionistic style became a hallmark of the Charleston Renaissance.

William Posey Silva (1859-1948)
"Sunrise Through the Fog, Runnymede"
1931
oil on canvas

Recognized as a “master of optical illusion” by artist Elaine de Kooning, Josef Albers manipulated transparent and opaqu...
03/24/2020

Recognized as a “master of optical illusion” by artist Elaine de Kooning, Josef Albers manipulated transparent and opaque colors, creating the effects of overlapping shapes.

Home with the kids? Ask them to count how many triangles they can find in this painting.

"Construction (On Yellow),"
1938
oil on Masonite

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passi...
03/23/2020

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ― Harriet Tubman

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
"The North Star"
1967
gouache and tempera on paper

Missing downtown Greenville? Enjoy "View on the Reedy River."Joshua Shawcirca 1820oil on prepared paper
03/22/2020

Missing downtown Greenville? Enjoy "View on the Reedy River."

Joshua Shaw
circa 1820
oil on prepared paper

"I wonder where is all my relation.Friendship to all and every nation."David Drake, c 1800 - c 1870storage vessel, inscr...
03/21/2020

"I wonder where is all my relation.
Friendship to all and every nation."

David Drake, c 1800 - c 1870
storage vessel, inscribed
1857
alkaline-glazed stoneware

“Art may depict objects we see, emotions we feel, historical events, or things we imagine. To some an imaginary world is...
03/20/2020

“Art may depict objects we see, emotions we feel, historical events, or things we imagine. To some an imaginary world is very real; to some it is absurd or irrational,” reflected artist Helen DuPré Moseley, a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Moseley served as the city’s postmaster for 21 years. Wonder if the long lines at the post office inspired this large-scale Moseley painting?

untitled, 1964, oil on canvas

Artist Jamie Wyeth enjoyed a close friendship with Andy Warhol, and the two worked together at Warhol's famed NYC studio...
03/19/2020

Artist Jamie Wyeth enjoyed a close friendship with Andy Warhol, and the two worked together at Warhol's famed NYC studio, The Factory. Wyeth, who painted this portrait of Warhol in 2013, recalls, “When we would go out to dinner some place, Andy would always end up in the corner, hiding, drinking consommé.”

"Consommé," 2013, enamel, gesso, gouache and watercolor on archival cardboard

Today, we celebrate the birthday of William Henry Johnson. Born in Florence, South Carolina in 1901, this important Amer...
03/18/2020

Today, we celebrate the birthday of William Henry Johnson. Born in Florence, South Carolina in 1901, this important American artist is featured heavily in our permanent collection. In fact, the GCMA is home to the largest collection of Johnson's work outside the Smithsonian.

Johnson spent much of the 1920s and '30s traveling around Europe, exploring a variety of techniques and media, before returning to the United States and developing the signature “folk art” style for which he’s most known.

"Lift Up Thy Voice and Sing," 1942, gouache, pen and ink on paper.

Mar 15, 20202 pm - 3 pmSundays at 2: Gallery TourJoin us at the front of Gallery 2 for a tour of Andrew Wyeth: Eight Dec...
03/14/2020

Mar 15, 2020
2 pm - 3 pm

Sundays at 2: Gallery Tour

Join us at the front of Gallery 2 for a tour of Andrew Wyeth: Eight Decades, a selection from the Museum's collection, surveying his long and prolific career.

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

Reminder: the GCMA will be closed to the public Mar 18 - Mar 29.

The Greenville County Museum of Art will be closed to the public March 18 through March 29 for planned maintenance.All o...
03/12/2020

The Greenville County Museum of Art will be closed to the public March 18 through March 29 for planned maintenance.

All offices will remain open during this time.

Scheduled tours may be re-scheduled by emailing [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at the GCMA again soon!

Make sure your Spring Break plans include a visit to @GCMA_SC ! All the galleries are open, and the admission, is--as al...
03/10/2020

Make sure your Spring Break plans include a visit to @GCMA_SC ! All the galleries are open, and the admission, is--as always--absolutely FREE! See you there!

Happy International Women's Day! Women artists have played a significant and often under-appreciated role in the develop...
03/08/2020

Happy International Women's Day! Women artists have played a significant and often under-appreciated role in the development of American art. The GCMA is looking forward to presenting an important new exhibition "Anne Goldthwaite: Modern Woman," opening April 29.
Anne Goldthwaite, 1869-1944
The Green Parrot, circa 1910

Just a timely reminder from the GCMA (and artist William H. Partridge) to Spring Forward this Sunday, March 8! Partridge...
03/07/2020

Just a timely reminder from the GCMA (and artist William H. Partridge) to Spring Forward this Sunday, March 8! Partridge's lush painting "Garden Flowers" is now on view in the "Impressionism and the South" exhibition here at the GCMA.

Join us!Sundays at 2: Music in the Galleries | Square RootGet your groove on with Square Root, playing an eclectic mix o...
03/06/2020

Join us!

Sundays at 2: Music in the Galleries | Square Root

Get your groove on with Square Root, playing an eclectic mix of blues, folk rock, classic rock, and old country classics.

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

Thanks TOWN Carolina! This is a great exhibition, and all the GCMA galleries are open with wonderful shows. A great time...
02/27/2020
Carolina Legacy - TOWN Carolina

Thanks TOWN Carolina! This is a great exhibition, and all the GCMA galleries are open with wonderful shows. A great time to visit!

The Greenville County Museum of Art features the work of four South Carolina artists that continue to inspire generations

Thu, Feb 20, 202011 am - 12 pm, freeThird Thursday Tour: Andrew StevovichJoin us at 11 am in the front of Gallery 1 for ...
02/17/2020

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
11 am - 12 pm, free

Third Thursday Tour: Andrew Stevovich

Join us at 11 am in the front of Gallery 1 for a free, docent-led tour of the exhibition "Andrew Stevovich."

Feb 16, 20202 pm - 3 pmSundays at 2: Gallery Tour | Impressionism and the SouthJoin us for a gallery tour of American Im...
02/15/2020

Feb 16, 2020
2 pm - 3 pm

Sundays at 2: Gallery Tour | Impressionism and the South

Join us for a gallery tour of American Impressionist paintings from the GCMA permanent collection and consider the ideas and techniques that opened the door to modern visual expression.

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

Happy Valentine's Day from the GCMA! If you're looking for a fun, free date with your guy or your gal, your grandma, or ...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day from the GCMA! If you're looking for a fun, free date with your guy or your gal, your grandma, or your gaggle of groupies, now is a great time to visit the GCMA. All six galleries are open with incredible art to spark conversation in a way that candy hearts never could! Photo by @juliamaddensears

NOW ON VIEW: Selected from the GCMA permanent collection, "The Real Thing" reflects the authenticity of experience that ...
02/09/2020

NOW ON VIEW: Selected from the GCMA permanent collection, "The Real Thing" reflects the authenticity of experience that informed the creation of powerful works by African-American artists. The exhibition title is derived from the 1968 song "Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing," written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and originally performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

Dollars to donuts, you can't think of a better thing to do this weekend than visit the new exhibition of work by Andrew ...
02/08/2020

Dollars to donuts, you can't think of a better thing to do this weekend than visit the new exhibition of work by Andrew Stevovich at the GCMA! Open Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 to 5 pm. Admission is free, but donuts are NOT permitted.

Join us this Sunday, Feb 9 at 2 pm forSundays at 2: Music in the Galleries | Sparkle City BrassSome of the Upstate's top...
02/07/2020

Join us this Sunday, Feb 9 at 2 pm for

Sundays at 2: Music in the Galleries | Sparkle City Brass

Some of the Upstate's top brass musicians will entertain us with a fun mix of classical, jazz, Broadway, and popular music.

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

Sundays at 2: Gallery Tour | WHYJan 26, 20202 pm - 3 pmJoin us for a guided reflection of the exhibition "Why," which fe...
01/24/2020

Sundays at 2: Gallery Tour | WHY
Jan 26, 2020
2 pm - 3 pm

Join us for a guided reflection of the exhibition "Why," which features complex stories constructed as propaganda, symbolism, or allegory. Together, we will deepen our understanding of these works by "reading" the visual text of narrative paintings. (Pictured here: unknown artist, "Plan of Civilization")

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

Our antidote to the winter blues? "Impressionism and the South," now on view at the GCMA. Sun-drenched and spontaneous, ...
01/19/2020

Our antidote to the winter blues? "Impressionism and the South," now on view at the GCMA. Sun-drenched and spontaneous, this selection of American Impressionist paintings from the GCMA permanent collection invites viewers to consider the ideas and techniques that opened the door to modern visual expression. (Kate Freeman Clark, "White House, Long Island," circa 1905)

Sundays at 2: Family Art AdventureJan 19, 20202 pm - 3 pmLearn how to make create illusion drawings with paper and marke...
01/17/2020

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure
Jan 19, 2020
2 pm - 3 pm

Learn how to make create illusion drawings with paper and markers. We'll make 3-D hears that you can easily replicate for Valentine's Day!

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

Hitch up the team and head on over to see the exhibition 'Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration.' From the late 1960s onwar...
12/29/2019

Hitch up the team and head on over to see the exhibition 'Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration.' From the late 1960s onward, Phyllis Mills Wyeth was a muse to her husband, artist Jamie Wyeth. The selection of paintings assembled in this exhibition are a memorial tribute and reflect Phyllis Wyeth’s vibrant spirit and love of nature, horses, and her ever-present dogs. The exhibition is on view through December 29, 2019.

This year, the GCMA has presented 20 exhibitions and served more than 150 tour groups, all at no cost to visitors. We co...
12/28/2019

This year, the GCMA has presented 20 exhibitions and served more than 150 tour groups, all at no cost to visitors. We couldn't offer our amazing collection without the generous support of private donors like you. As 2019 comes to a close, please consider giving a year-end gift to the GCMA! Visit the link in our profile to learn more.

Don't forget The Salon at the GCMA when you're making your holiday shopping list. Enjoy a wonderful selection of distinc...
12/10/2019

Don't forget The Salon at the GCMA when you're making your holiday shopping list. Enjoy a wonderful selection of distinctive items along with complimentary gift wrap! And free weekend parking!

Dashing through the snow! Don't miss the exhibition 'Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration.' From the late 1960s onward, Ph...
12/07/2019

Dashing through the snow!

Don't miss the exhibition 'Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration.' From the late 1960s onward, Phyllis Mills Wyeth was a muse to her husband, artist Jamie Wyeth. The selection of paintings assembled in this exhibition are a memorial tribute and reflect Phyllis Wyeth’s vibrant spirit and love of nature, horses, and her ever-present dogs. The exhibition is on view through December 29, 2019.

Sundays at 2: Gallery Tour2 pm - 3 pmPlanning to bring your holiday visitors to the GCMA while they're in town? Join GCM...
12/06/2019

Sundays at 2: Gallery Tour
2 pm - 3 pm

Planning to bring your holiday visitors to the GCMA while they're in town? Join GCMA Head of Education Ellen Westkaemper for a whirlwind tour of all the current exhibitions and a few nuggets of GCMA history. We'll end the tour at The Salon, where you can finish any last-minute shopping and take advantage of complimentary gift wrapping with any purchase.

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

This year, the GCMA has presented 20 exhibitions and served more than 150 tour groups, all at no cost to visitors. We co...
12/03/2019

This year, the GCMA has presented 20 exhibitions and served more than 150 tour groups, all at no cost to visitors. We couldn't offer our amazing collection without the generous support of private donors like you. As 2019 comes to a close, please consider giving a year-end gift to the GCMA! Visit https://buff.ly/2Rgdp9C to learn more.

"Impressionism and the South" is now open. Bring your Thanksgiving visitors and enjoy one of the highlights of the GCMA'...
11/30/2019

"Impressionism and the South" is now open. Bring your Thanksgiving visitors and enjoy one of the highlights of the GCMA's unrivaled Southern Collection--the museum's outstanding collection of American Impressionism. This show features 18 large-scale paintings, including "The Hunters" by Gari Melchers.

Sundays at 2: Music in the GalleriesRing in the holiday season at the GCMA. The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble will p...
11/29/2019

Sundays at 2: Music in the Galleries

Ring in the holiday season at the GCMA. The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble will perform favorite carols and Christmas classics for the whole family. Gallery seating is limited, so arrive early.

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

Happy Thanksgiving from the GCMA! We are grateful for your support.Gaines Ruger Donoho, 1857-1916 "November"
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the GCMA! We are grateful for your support.

Gaines Ruger Donoho, 1857-1916
"November"

Hard to imagine what it must've been like to store Thanksgiving leftovers before ziptop bags and other lightweight optio...
11/27/2019

Hard to imagine what it must've been like to store Thanksgiving leftovers before ziptop bags and other lightweight options. Each of these vessels in the GCMA collection of work by enslaved artisan David Drake was created for a specific purpose, whether to churn butter or store molasses. Make plans to see Drake's work in the exhibition "Art and Artists of South Carolina"--a perfect Thanksgiving Saturday or Sunday activity!

If it's Friday, it must be Youth Base at the GCMA! Thanks to our friends at Publix Super Markets Charities @publix for s...
11/15/2019

If it's Friday, it must be Youth Base at the GCMA! Thanks to our friends at Publix Super Markets Charities @publix for supporting this important program!

Nov 17Sundays at 2: Music in the GalleriesJoin the Greenville Jazz Collective for a gallery concert celebrating jazz cen...
11/14/2019

Nov 17
Sundays at 2: Music in the Galleries

Join the Greenville Jazz Collective for a gallery concert celebrating jazz centennials Art Blakey, Barry Galbraith, George Shearing, and Lenny Tristano, all born in 1919. These museum favorites are passionate about performance and education, making their programs both entertaining and informative. Great for the whole family!

All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke Energy

Beautiful fall day on Heritage Green. Three new exhibitions opening this week at the GCMA! Come see us Wed through Sat, ...
11/11/2019

Beautiful fall day on Heritage Green. Three new exhibitions opening this week at the GCMA! Come see us Wed through Sat, 10 am to 5 pm and Sun 1 to 5 pm. Admission is always free!

The contributions of South Carolina artists to our culture are as varied and rich as the stories of the artists themselv...
11/10/2019

The contributions of South Carolina artists to our culture are as varied and rich as the stories of the artists themselves. The GCMA is proud to dedicate an entire gallery to the accomplishments of four of the nation's greatest artists, each of whom has called South Carolina home. Make sure to visit "Art and Artists of South Carolina" at the GCMA!

Three new exhibitions open this Wed, Nov 13! Be sure to stop in and take a look at "How? Who? Why?" and discover a few o...
11/09/2019

Three new exhibitions open this Wed, Nov 13! Be sure to stop in and take a look at "How? Who? Why?" and discover a few of the stories found in a wide range of artwork from the GCMA permanent collection. And for all you Wyeth fans, don't miss "Andrew Wyeth: Eight Decades" and "Jamie Wyeth: Our Own (and a loan)."

Sunday, Nov 10 2 pmGallery Talk with Drew MatottFor the past 10 years, Drew Matott has worked internationally, using pap...
11/08/2019

Sunday, Nov 10
2 pm
Gallery Talk with Drew Matott

For the past 10 years, Drew Matott has worked internationally, using papermaking and the book arts as a form of social engagement, advocacy, therapy, and community building. Join us to learn how his Peace Paper Project uses the ancient tradition of hand papermaking as a vehicle for personal expression and cultural change.

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

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420 College St
Greenville, SC
29601

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

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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(864) 271-7570

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