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Morris Museum of Art

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Address: 1 10th St, Augusta, GA 30901-0100
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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Morris Museum of Art - Largest Collection of Southern Art in the USA

The Morris Museum is a wonderful place to visit! Sitting right on Riverwalk, it houses a variety of permanent and special collections and affords a cool and quiet opportunity to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Morris Museum is a wonderful place to visit! Sitting right on Riverwalk, it houses a variety of permanent and special collections and affords a cool and quiet opportunity to delve into Southern art. The special events, with gallery lectures, are a real treat and usually held on Thursday evenings. The gift shop offers beautiful and unique gifts for all... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small but very interesting museum. The art displayed starts from the colonial eras all the way to the modern era. It was quiet and enjoyable and includes a gift shop with related products.

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Thank John M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I was very pleased with the high quality selection of 19th century southern art pieces! For only $5 it really made my afternoon. I wouldn't recommend for youngsters but certainly for adults both young and old!

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Thank Zachary B
Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My daughter asked to go to an art museum on day and we have one in our own backyard. We went on a Sunday afternoon. It was very nice and quiet. The art was very diverse and interesting. We loved the staircase. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank HeatherD3
Simpsonville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Just like with the History Museum, the Morris Museum appears to be a recent renovation. The interior had a brand-new look to it, with a design suggesting a mansion's halls. The art is logically organized along a maze starting from 1800's art to modern art. I generally found the museum's selection of contemporary art very intriguing. This museum, the history... More 

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Thank Juan L
Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We visited on a Sunday afternoon after walking the Riverwalk. This is a small museum but has a wonderful diverse collection including a Jonathan Greene piece, an absolutely AMAZING Phillip Juras collection, and a Thomas Satterwhite Noble piece that is so heartbreakingly tragic, it brought tears to my eyes. Definitely stop if you get a chance.

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Thank Regina W
Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Augusta really cares about the Museum and keeps it very clean for tourists and people to visit the place

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Thank Chloe M
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

A great small museum with a wonderful collection of regional art! Beautiful facility! Nice amenities! An Augusta Gem!

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Thank Tompant
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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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