Greenville County Museum of Art

The GCMA is home to a nationally acclaimed collection of American art, including major holdings by two of the nation’s greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns. Andrew Wyeth: The Greenville Collection is now the largest and most complete collection of Wyeth watercolors owned by any public museum in the world. The GCMA owns an extensive collection of prints and paintings by America's most renowned contemporary artist, Jasper Johns, who grew up in South Carolina.

Housed in a modern building named as one of the most interesting in the Upstate by the American Association of Architects, the GCMA 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, more than 20 works by William H. Johnson, and an array of works by such twentieth-century masters as Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol.
 
See the GCMA website (gcma.org) for a schedule of exhibitions and events, including the entertaining and educational series, Sundays at 2. Open Wednesday—Saturday, 10 am—6 pm, Sundays 1 pm—5 pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Admission is always free.
 

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  • Days Open: Wed - Sun
  • Hours of Operation: Wed - Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm
  • ADA Compliant:
  • 100% Smoke Free:
  • Wireless Internet Access: Free:
  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 20
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: 5
  • Minutes to TD Convention Center: 10
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Attractions
  • Admission Price: Free

July

18

Jul 18 2018 - Dec 30 2018

July 18

Jul. 18 - Dec. 30

Experience the struggles and triumphs of our state, our country, and our world through the moving and powerful work of enslaved potter David Drake; the challenging yet...

July

18

Jul 18 2018 - Sep 16 2018

July 18

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sep. 16 2018

Eight large-scale paintings comprise this intimate exhibition at the GCMA that includes works by Melville Price and Lynne Drexler. The Expressionist movement in art is often...

July

18

Jul 18 2018 - Sep 16 2018

July 18

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sep. 16 2018

On April 15, 1874, in an act of defiance against the official French government-sanctioned Salon exhibitions, thirty self-proclaimed Independent artists opened an exhibition...

July

18

Jul 18 2018 - Dec 30 2018

July 18

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Dec. 30 2018

Only a few miles apart, the GCMA and the Bob Jones Museum span centuries and continents, and now for the first time, the two powerhouses have collaborated to present Sampling...

July

22

Jul 22 2018 - Jul 22 2018

July 22

Jul. 22

Join us for a playful adventure creating paintings with Lego blocks! Fun for kids of all ages.

July

29

Jul 29 2018 - Jul 29 2018

July 29

Jul. 29

Join artist Christina Laurel for a closer look a selected work by Sidney Dickenson. Wiith focused attention on figure drawing, this activity will provide a gentle introduction...

August

05

Aug 05 2018 - Aug 05 2018

August 05

Aug. 05

Join us for a gallery tour exploring the watercolors of Andrew Wyeth.

August

12

Aug 12 2018 - Aug 12 2018

August 12

Aug. 12

Welcome back Deep Dish Dixieland! Always toe-tapping fun, they swing it old school, performing speakeasy songs from the prohibition era through the 1940’s. Armed with bright...

August

19

Aug 19 2018 - Aug 19 2018

August 19

Aug. 19

Join local ventriloquist JJ Puryear in the exhibition Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits, and discover the art of ventriloquism.

August

26

Aug 26 2018 - Aug 26 2018

August 26

Aug. 26

Join Bob Jones Museum Director Erin Jones for a guided tour of Sampling the Old Masters: Highlights from the Bob Jones Museum. All Sundays at 2 are free and sponsored by Duke...

October

12

Oct 12 2018 - Oct 12 2018

October 12

Oct. 12

With style as the centerpiece, this event highlights tablescapes ranging from simply elegant to extravagantly festive. Enjoy a catered lunch with a keynote talk by one of the...