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“Check it out!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morris Museum of Art

Morris Museum of Art
1 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901
706-724-7501
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Augusta
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.
Columbia, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Check it out!”
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 significant collection of intuitive or outsider art only a small portion of which is displayed. However its presence in the collection seems to make a the Morris more open to art of this type in its traveling repertoire. It's on the river walk, and is an inexpensive museum that has an approachable collection, helpful staff, an interesting store and a pleasant, informative way to while away an hour and a half or two.

Visited July 2014
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Martinez, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not bad”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Savannah, Georgia
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“excellent”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“A window into the authentic Southern stories of the past”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Augusta, Georgia
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“A bit of culture you'll love”
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!

Visited March 2014
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