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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 18 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
Hours:
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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Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Can be hard to find, but you must. It has a wonderful collection of art one is displayed very well. It takes 1 to 2 hours and is just great.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is anie museum with adecentarray of moderninterpretive art, went toa spanish jazzperformance, they could improvethe acosutics but overall a nice place to enjoy the visual and audioarts

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Destin, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First enjoy the interesting story & ship drawings at the top of the entrance stairs. Nice selection of art organized by category. Some special exhibits. Good gift shop. Convenient to Marriott hotel & River walk.

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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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45 reviews 45 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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