The Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA) is a beacon of visual art in South Carolina. The permanent collection at the GCMA focuses on American art through all periods of U.S. history. A cornerstone of the GCAM is its Southern Collection, which emphasizes the work of Southern artists, as well as works that depict or relate to the history and culture of America’s South. The GCMA counts as another of its major holdings a collection of thirty-five paintings by Andrew Wyeth, on permanent display at the museum. Other important artists represented in the collection include Thomas Sully, Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, with a sizable collection of contemporary American art.
Education is an important part of the mission statement at GCMA. Among its many offerings are hands-on art classes for all ages, gallery talks, lectures, and a Thursday evening event series that ranges in focus from visual art to live music. The Museum also offers programs for classes from area schools wishing to enrich their curriculum, available by appointment. The GCMA is always open to the public free of charge.
- Public Transportation: Fair (All Greenlink buses are available at the GTA Transit, and it is an 8-minute walk to the museum)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good. Wheelchair access is at back door
- Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Thursday evenings open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Monday and major holidays
- Admission: Free
- Tour: Groups of ten or more adults can receive free guided tours by appointment
- Membership: Individual membership starts at $50. All members receive a subscription to At the Museum newsletter, invitations for two to lectures and to events that preview exhibitions before they open to the public, a 10% discount in the Museum Shop, and a 10% discount on fees for courses from the Center for Museum Education.
Greenville County Museum of Art Information