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Greenville County Museum of Art

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Address: 420 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2017
Phone Number: +1 864-271-7570
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Small but interesting art museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
Judy K
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Judy K
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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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Frank S
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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 

Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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

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Thank Marilyn H
Management response:

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 

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