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Greenville County Museum of Art

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Address: 420 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2017
Phone Number: 18642717570
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An intimate inner city venue

We visited the museum to see the Andrew Wyeth collection and we were not disappointed. The collection is well worth the trip. Also, the museum has other interesting exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eagleeye1959
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You're going to see some amazing artwork! The building itself is an artistic creation that seems timeless in its design. The interior has a modern feel with ample space, high ceilings and welcoming atmosphere. Admission is Free! That's amazing in itself, in that, you'll view an impressive collection of art. From pottery with a unique backstory, to, the World's largest... More 

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Thank HeidiRadio
Bluffton, South Carolina
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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum to see the Andrew Wyeth collection and we were not disappointed. The collection is well worth the trip. Also, the museum has other interesting exhibits including a pottery exhibit.

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Thank Eagleeye1959
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I'm so glad you were able to visit the GCMA. Our exhibitions are always changing, so I hope you will be able to return soon. We will open a major exhibition featuring more than 80 works by Andrew Wyeth, his son, Jamie; his father, NC; and his sisters Henriette and Carolyn, later this fall. It's a must-see, and the only... More 

Findlay, Ohio
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free admission. Well organized displays. Helpful guides to give information on the art. Very interesting subjects.

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Thank Marilyn H
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Thanks so much for your review of the GCMA. I hope you are able to visit again soon. We will open a major (more than 80 works!) Wyeth exhibition in mid November. More 

Holly Springs, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this museum yesterday, along with my Mother, 13- and 9-year old daughters. From the moment we entered this (empty except for us and 6 other people-literally), we were followed (stalked) by security members. They hovered over balconies, staring at us. They marched over to us, several times, practically grabbing our arms saying that we are not allowed... More 

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Management response:

I'm so sorry that you had a disappointing experience at the GCMA. That, of course, is never our intention. The "three-foot" rule is a new one for us, and we are working to make sure it is enforced consistently but kindly, so your feedback is helpful. I hope you will visit the GCMA again and give us another try. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our visit to the Museum. The volunteer who was guarding upstairs was so knowledgeable about the bird art that was up there. What a wonderful experience we had!

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Thank ThatOrganicMom
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Thanks so much for your review. I hope you'll be able to visit the GCMA again soon. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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517 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Greenville County Museum of Art has revolving exhibits and has free admission. The exhibits were varied when I was there so they may try to get artwork that appeals to all. I really enjoyed Grainger McKoy's work and his bird sculptures. They were so intricate and detailed. Andrew Wyeth's paintings also appealed to me. There were some abstracts as... More 

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Thank NCTraveler2015
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Thanks so much! We do try to show a variety of American artwork, ranging from the colonial to the contemporary, so I hope you'll visit again soon. More 

Charleston
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lucked into this museum. I had time before heading to another museum and thought I would check it out. What a great decision. First, I could not believe that it was free. Added to that, all of the staff from the gift shop attendant to the guards were so friendly and personable. The exhibits were diverse and included wonderful... More 

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Thank AA_N_SC
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Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you stopped in and enjoyed your visit. I hope you'll return next time you're in our area; our exhibitions change frequently so there's always something new to see! More 

Fort Lee, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great museum and fun place to visit and learn about history. If you like the history of bootlegging or moonshine, this a good place to find what you are interested in.

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Thank 95MilitaryFamily
Management response:

I'm so glad you had a good visit to Greenville. The GCMA is an art museum, so I think perhaps this review was intended for the Upcountry History Museum, which is also located on Heritage Green. I hope you'll return and visit the GCMA, which includes a large Southern Collection along with the world's largest public collection of watercolors by... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

One of the better municipal art museums I've experienced, showcasing (on my most recent visit) the watercolors of Andrew Wyeth and the work of other renowned American masters of the 20th century, as well as less well known but distinguished regional artists. The museum is open, airy and with a sound sense of the relationship between how art is hung... More 

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Thank tarwolf
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Thanks so much for your review. I hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A great free county art museum right downtown Greenville. Many classes and activities offered. Fantastic Andrew Wyeth collection.

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Thank kchorb
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So glad you enjoyed your visit. Look for a major Wyeth exhibition opening this November! More 

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