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Morris Museum of Art

Address: 1 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone Number: 706-724-7501
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, the Morris is the oldest museum in the country...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I understand the purpose of security here, but he can lay off too. I think someone would notice if you walked out with a painting. Just let people walk through on their own without being hovered over like thieves.

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South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are traveling or live near Augusta, Georgia, you need to spend some time at the Morris Museum of Art. Check ahead of time as they have a lot of thing going on during the year in addition to the current exhibits. For its size it is a wonderful place to visit.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not really reviewing ~ tried to go, but it was closed on Monday, Just a word of warning if you visit downtown: don't go on Monday, as many stores closed!!!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Unique place but the security guard follows you around like you are some sort of criminal. It kind of makes you just want to get out of there more than enjoy the paintings and take in the history associated with each one.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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