Classic South / Augusta

Morris Museum of Art

1 Tenth St.
Augusta, GA 30901

706-724-7501
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The Morris Museum holds nearly 5,000 works of art, including paintings, works on paper (watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs), and sculpture, dating from the late-18th century to the present. Galleries are dedicated to antebellum portraiture, the Civil War, genre painting, still life, landscape, Southern impressionism, contemporary painting and works on paper. In addition to its permanent collection galleries, the museum presents eight to 10 special exhibitions every year and a variety of programs.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors, and students and members of the military with ID; free for museum members and children under age 6. Audio guides are free with admission. For more information, call 706-724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults 5.00

    Members, children 12 & under, and every Sunday 0.00

    Military, students, and seniors with I.D. 3.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking off Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Films on Friday: Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

    Films on Friday: Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

    07/07/2017 - 07/07/2017

    Starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, and Ed Begley, this is the story of drifter Chance Wayne, who returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star, Alexandra del Lago, whom he sees as his meal ticket. A reunion with one-time girlfriend Heavenly Finley complicates his plans. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. This is a free event. 

    July 7, 12 p.m. - Films on Friday: Sweet Bird of Youth (1... read more

  • Artrageous! Family Sunday: Bubble Party

    Artrageous! Family Sunday: Bubble Party

    07/09/2017 - 07/09/2017

    Watch members of Totally Spherical create unbelievable bubble formations on the Augusta Riverwalk! Afterwards, produce your own bubble-making kit to continue the fun at home! Artrageous!

    Family Sunday: Bubble Party will be held on Sunday, July 9, at 2 p.m. This is a free event.

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  • Create with Me: Glimmering Glass.

    Create with Me: Glimmering Glass.

    07/13/2017 - 07/13/2017

    Join us at The Morris Museum of Art for Create with Me: Glimmering Glass on Thursday, July 13, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. View the new studio glass works on display. Afterwards, complete a stained-glass project! Museum family members and parents, free; nonmembers, $4 per participant. Advance registration required.

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  • Music at the Morris: Stink Bamboo

    Music at the Morris: Stink Bamboo

    07/16/2017 - 07/16/2017

    Listen to the cool indie jazz styling of Stink Bamboo at the Morris Museum of Art on Sunday, July 16, 2017. This is a free event.

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  • Art at Lunch: American Paintings from the Collection of Wesleyan College

    Art at Lunch: American Paintings from the Collection of Wesleyan College

    07/21/2017 - 07/21/2017

    Join us for a lecture by the curator of the American Paintings from Wesleyan College exhibit on July 21, 2017. Exhibition curator Lisa Sloben will discuss the works on display and the history of the school's collection. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations are due July 19.

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  • Films on Friday: The Night of the Iguana (1964)

    Films on Friday: The Night of the Iguana (1964)

    08/04/2017 - 08/04/2017

    The Morris Museum presents "Films on Friday: The Night of the Iguana (1964)" on August 4, at noon. Starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, and Sue Lyon, this is the story of a defrocked Episcopal clergyman (Burton) who leads a bus of school teachers from a Baptist women's college on a tour of the Mexican coast, where he comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. This is a free event.

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  • Artrageous! Family Sunday: Gullah Culture and Traditions

    Artrageous! Family Sunday: Gullah Culture and Traditions

    08/06/2017 - 08/06/2017

    South Carolina native Theresa Hilliard, a Gullah narrator, educator, and storyteller, will be sharing cultural tales and traditions from the lowcountry. Afterwards, weave your own colorful basket. This is a free event.

    August 6, 2 p.m.: Artrageous! Family Sunday: Gullah Culture and Traditions. 

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  • Create with Me: Beach Critters

    Create with Me: Beach Critters

    08/10/2017 - 08/10/2017

    View the painting "Afternoon at the Beach, Chesapeake Bay," by Gladys Nelson Smith, and craft your own sea creature. This event is free for museum family members and parents, and $4 for Nonmembers. Advance registration required.

    Thursday, August 10, 10:30–11:30 a.m.: Create with Me: Beach Critters. 

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  • Art at Lunch: Author Michel Stone

    Art at Lunch: Author Michel Stone

    08/18/2017 - 08/18/2017

    Join us on Friday, August 18 at noon for lunch and a lecture by Michel Stone at the Morris Museum of Art. Michel Stone, author of The Iguana Tree, will discuss his second novel, Border Child; a poignant and powerful novel about immigration. A book signing follows. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations are due August 16.

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  • Music at the Morris: Rob Foster Jazz Quartet

    Music at the Morris: Rob Foster Jazz Quartet

    08/20/2017 - 08/20/2017

    Join us on Sunday, August 20, at 2 p.m. for Music at the Morris: Rob Foster Jazz Quartet. Enjoy eclectic selections covering Dixieland jazz and swing through bebop and bossa nova. This is a free event.

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  • Trunk Show: Bespoke Rocks by Maryalice Haest

    Trunk Show: Bespoke Rocks by Maryalice Haest

    09/28/2017 - 09/28/2017

    Meet jewelry designer Maryalice Haest and shop her distinctive, one-of-a-kind leather necklaces, cuff bracelets, and statement pieces from the fall 2017 collection.

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