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Morris Museum of Art

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Address: 1 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone Number: 706-724-7501
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Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, the Morris is the oldest...

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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Well worth the visit

Beautiful location, very diverse collection, some cutting edge pieces as well as traditional/historical works, very well curated. Also an excellent museum store.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dee M
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location, very diverse collection, some cutting edge pieces as well as traditional/historical works, very well curated. Also an excellent museum store.

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Thank Dee M
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered into the museum out of curiosity and were pleasantly surprised at both the elegance of the place as well as the inventory of the art on display for a small art museum.

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Thank Linda M
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I visited on a weekday afternoon, and the Morris Gallery was basically a private showing. Very graciously arranged galleries and set up. Fine gift shop, with many of their paintings available on post and note cards at reasonable prices. The collection is primarily dedicated to artists from Georgia and the South, and the museums collection is impressive. A must see... More 

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Thank EarthRider
Alexandria Va
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find this gem in Augusta! The collection is built around artists from the South and it opens ones eyes to some pretty good paintings.

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Thank Flinney
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The Morris is a wonderful way to discover distinctly Southern art. It is located downtown, on the Riverwalk. Parking is free. Sunday's are free. I enjoyed the way things are set up. You start by experiencing art and artifacts of the 18th century South, then onto the 19th century up to present day. The collection of civil war pieces paintings... More 

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Thank Greg D
Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Located on Tenth St, nestled right along the Augusta River Walk. It is small, but worth going to see the art. A small fee to enter, good for families and anyone who appreciates art. The museum holds various events during the year, so check the calendar.

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Thank DANA W
Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

For Augusta, a nice start. No, it isn't the High Museum, and never will be. But some interesting, worth seeing exhibits do pass through, and some permanent loan items are certainly a step of for a mid size Southern city.

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Thank JCGIII
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The art museum is small but interesting. On Sunday afternoon at 2 pm there are free events which include concerts, lecture, and different interesting activities for families, couples, individuals. Well worth a visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Located on the 2nd floor of a downtown office building, alongside Riverwalk, the Morris Museum of Art is dedicated to the art and artists of the South. The Contemporary Glass Exhibit is very interesting and will remain on display until the beginning of September. Discounts offered to students and seniors. The museum shop offers unique gift items.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a wonderful small art museum. A true gem in downtown Augusta. Good civil war art. They offer guided and unguided tours with trained docents.

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