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Morris Museum of Art

1 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901
706-724-7501
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, the Morris is the oldest museum in the country dedicated to the art and artists of the American South.... more » Owner description: Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, the Morris is the oldest museum in the country dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. Its permanent collection includes nearly 5,000 works of art, dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present. The Morris also hosts twelve or more special exhibitions every year and provides a rich variety of public programs and events. Admission is FREE every Sunday. « less
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Morris Museum of Art's mission is to exhibit art produced by Southern artists or which depict the South regardless of the artist's origin. It's draw for me has always been the traveling exhibitions which it gets. The permanent collection is displayed in limited space and gives you enough of the various eras though space is limited. They have a... More

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Martinez, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Decent museum for the price. Definitely worth a visit. Enjoyed the mommy and me classes quite a few times.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Morris Museum has some of the best Southern art! We always get an email when they get a new exhibit. The staff there is super nice, and they even have strollers for the little ones. Well worth the trip.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

With 10 permanent exhibits complemented with 4 featured exhibits, the Morris is well worth its $5 admission. The pieces are a window into the authentic Southern stories of the past as well as a look into the future with “Abstraction in the South”. The museum itself is a marvel; just avoid the cliché gift shop which degrades the entire experience.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In addition to an amazing permanent collection, this jewel hosts travelling exhibits, and events e.g films, concerts and other artistic activities. I go there as often as possible, and always recommend it to out of town visitors!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you are in the area of Augusta, the Morris Museum downtown is the place to go to see great art. Two things make this museum unique - 1. the small room spaces makes it cozy, like a comfortable old southern sitting room. - 2. They have one of the best collections of southern impressionism in the country. When we... More

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Morris Museum of Art is the premier museum of Southern Art. The collection is superb and the programs for members is exceptional. The print fair in January is a very special event with one of the kind prints and print makers. The Gala, the first Friday in March, is the most, coveted fundraiser in the area. Beautiful museum for... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Definitely worth a visit whether one lives in Augusta or visits Augusta. This is a museum of southern art, but covers civil war era to modern art, paintings and sculptures. There is a gift shop but I did not have time to wander thru it. The gallery is lovely, will re-visit when I have more time to wander and absorb.... More

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Nottingham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had a reception in the museum and a chance to look around. The museum houses some interesting historical paintings which tell about the history of Georgia. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I went on a Sunday when it was free admission, good thing too. It only took about 30 minutes to look at everything. The actual content was nice and high quality pieces, but the small size is very underwhelming. Reminded me of a small college gallery. Augusta needs to try harder.

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