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Greenville County Museum of Art

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Address: 420 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2017
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My husband and I went here as part of our 'staycation '. It was a great visit! Andrew and Nathan Wyatt, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Jonathan Green, Romare Beardon, Jacob... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Meby C
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here as part of our 'staycation '. It was a great visit! Andrew and Nathan Wyatt, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Jonathan Green, Romare Beardon, Jacob Lawrence. An amazing collection!

Thank Meby C
GCMA_SC, Public Relations Manager at Greenville County Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to leave a review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope you'll visit again often, and be sure to check our website for a list of upcoming shows and free Sundays at 2 events! More 

clarkesville, ga.
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Greenville is a wonderful town, they have done an amazing job revitalizing downtown and we enjoy visiting as often as possible. On this trip we discovered the art museum. Wow! Who would have thought this little city had a museum of this caliber. They are building a permanent collection of Andrew Wyeth including his father, son, and two sisters. It's... More 

Thank mattpots
Weaverville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Just saw an awesome Andrew Wyeth Legacy exhibit and viewed the amazing wooden bird sculptures of Geofrey (sp?) McKoy. Nice open space. Building is part of a wonderful complex with children's museum, small theatre, natural science museum, etc. Worth a visit. And its free. Parking sometimes has a fee.

Thank Torchboy
GCMA_SC, Public Relations Manager at Greenville County Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Wyeth Dynasty exhibition along with the sculpture by Grainger McKoy. Both exhibitions will be on view through the summer along with the exhibitions "Masterworks of Color: African-American Art from the Greenville Collection," "In a Mirror, Darkly," and "Carew Rice." I hope you are able to visit again soon! More 

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I visit this museum annually, as I love the permanent collection and the stellar Wyeth treasury here. This museum could do such a better job in educating/informing visitors about the works. Curatorial efforts here appear mediocre. The signage corresponding to the art is minimal, explaining little about the artists, period and details (unless this has been updated in the last... More 

Thank Mark H
Management response:

Hi Mark, Thanks so much for taking time to leave a review. I hope you were able to visit the exhibitions Wyeth Dynasty, Grainger McKoy, Poetry of Place, and Syd Solomon. All of these new exhibitions include informative text panels throughout. As you can imagine, there are several schools of thought on whether to include a lot of text within... More 

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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This museum has so much to offer you on any given day. Much of the art is famous and you will probably know the artists if you like art.

Thank Gwen N
Management response:

Thanks so much for your review. I hope you will be able to visit again soon to see our major exhibition "Wyeth Dynasty." This exhibition includes more than 50 works by Andrew Wyeth as well as art by his father, N. C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. It will be on view through September 10, 2017. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

When we walked in we were greeted by a guard that informed me my purse needed to be left by the door. It was a normal purse not a gigantic bag. They already have a 3 foot rule. How am I going to get close enough to hit something with my purse. And then they said it would not be... More 

1 Thank aschuck
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 and the large bag policies are new for us, and we are working to make sure it is enforced consistently but kindly, so your feedback is helpful. You should have been offered the option of a lightweight cart... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This art museum is on the smaller side but the art displayed is definitely something to see. When we visited they were showing Grainger McKoy which was very interesting, he does birds in bronze and silver and wood, they are magnificent to look at. They also have a lot of Jasper Johns and Andrew Wyeth. The exhibits change often and... More 

Thank Judy K
Management response:

Thanks so much for your review. I hope you'll be able to visit again soon--perhaps for our 31st annual Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend or for our major exhibition Wyeth Dynasty, which opens Nov 16. Thank you again! More 

Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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340 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice and well done museum; some excellent art; this place is a block away from the Bob Jones museum (see that review) that is downtown, about 3 blocks off Main St; definitely worth a stop; there was a special exhibit by an awesome woodcarver, Grainger McCoy; that had some massive carvings and was at the exhibit being interviewed... More 

Thank Frank S
Management response:

Thanks so much for your review! I hope you'll be able to visit again soon. We'll be opening several new exhibitions later this fall! Visit gcma.org for the latest on exhibitions and events. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 

Thank HeidiRadio
Management response:

Thanks for your comments! We hope you visit again soon! And, of course, don't miss the exhibition "Wyeth Dynasty," opening November 16 and featuring many never-before or seldom-before exhibited artworks by Andrew Wyeth. More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

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.

Thank Eagleeye1959
Management response:

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 

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