Classic South / Augusta

Morris Museum of Art

1 Tenth Street
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

  • For the Birds: Folk Art Birdhouses

    For the Birds: Folk Art Birdhouses

    03/31/2015 - 06/07/2015

    Birdhouses aren't just for the birds anymore. They've become a matter of keen interest to serious collectors of folk art. The present exhibition is a representative sample of a large collection of these engaging objects, which have been acquired by the Morris Museum over the past several years. The gifts from one of the museum's most generous supporters, collector Julia J. Norrell.

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  • Exhibition Opening: Steffen Thomas Rediscovered

    Exhibition Opening: Steffen Thomas Rediscovered

    04/25/2015 - 07/19/2015

    Prolific and multifaceted, artist Steffen Thomas (1906–1990) was born in Fürth, Germany, but lived most of his adult life in Georgia. Though he's particularly noted for monumental public art, he was the master of many media, including painting (oils, watercolor, and encaustic), sculpture, mosaic, and printmaking. Much of his work exhibits the influence of expressionism, which originated in Germany early in the twent... read more

  • Films on Friday: Show Boat (1936)

    Films on Friday: Show Boat (1936)

    05/01/2015 - 05/01/2015

    We commence a summer of musicals about the South with a screening of this Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II masterpiece, starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, and Paul Robeson. Afterwards, Museum Director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. Free.

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  • Birding 101 Field Trip

    Birding 101 Field Trip

    05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015

    Learn about the diversity of birds found throughout the area and conservation efforts to maintain their native habitats. Learn how to identify different species through sight and sound with expert birder and master naturalist Eran Kilpatrick, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie. After the class, travel to the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary to practice your new skills. Don't forget your binoculars! Members, $20; nonmembers, $25. Price include... read more

  • Artrageous! Family Sunday: Falconer Dale Arrowood and His Winged Ambassadors

    Artrageous! Family Sunday: Falconer Dale Arrowood and His Winged Ambassadors

    05/03/2015 - 05/03/2015

    Meet conservationist and master falconer Dale Arrowood and his Winged Ambassadors during a live show featuring a variety of native birds of prey. Learn about birds in our area with naturalists from Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center and create a bird feeder for the feathered friends living in your backyard. Free. 

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  • Mommy and Me: May Flowers

    Mommy and Me: May Flowers

    05/07/2015 - 05/07/2015

    Get excited about spring by viewing artwork in the still-life gallery. Afterwards, paint your own flowerpot! This event is free for museum family members and parents, and $4 per participant for nonmembers. Advance registration required.

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  • Weekend Trip to historical Williamsburg, Virginia.

    Weekend Trip to historical Williamsburg, Virginia.

    05/08/2015 - 05/10/2015

    Travel with us to Williamsburg, Virginia, to view the historic sites and the exhibition A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South. Lodging at Williamsburg Woodlands and general admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown, and Historic Yorktown are included. $549 a person, double occupancy; $699, single occupancy. Reservations and deposit of half the total cost of the trip are due by April 1. Airfare is not included. Reserve your spot by contacting Blake Lever... read more

  • Paintings by William Willis

    Paintings by William Willis

    05/09/2015 - 08/07/2015

    Bill Willis, born in Sheffield, Alabama, in 1943, earned a bachelor's degree in studio art and a master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of South Florida, Tampa. The William S. Morris Eminent Scholar in the Visual Arts at Georgia Regents University since 2010, he is retiring to his home and studio on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He is well known for abstract paintings and works on pape... read more

  • Music at the Morris: Kelley Family Band

    Music at the Morris: Kelley Family Band

    05/10/2015 - 05/10/2015

    Come and enjoy bluegrass and mountain gospel songs by the award-winning Kelley Family Band. Free admission. 

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  • Exhibition Celebration: Steffen Thomas Rediscovered and Paintings by William Willis

    Exhibition Celebration: Steffen Thomas Rediscovered and Paintings by William Willis

    05/14/2015 - 05/14/2015

    Help us celebrate these two wonderful shows: Steffen Thomas Rediscovered and Paintings by William Willis. Members, free; nonmembers, $5.

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  • Art Workshop: Decorate a Birdhouse

    Art Workshop: Decorate a Birdhouse

    05/16/2015 - 05/16/2015

    Drop in the activity room and decorate a birdhouse or make your own using found materials. Prefab houses, gourds, and a variety of materials will be on hand so that you can create a masterpiece for your feathered friends. On a first-come, first-served basis. Great for any age! Museum members, $5; nonmembers, $10; all materials included.

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  • Art at Lunch: Steffen Thomas Rediscovered

    Art at Lunch: Steffen Thomas Rediscovered

    05/22/2015 - 05/22/2015

    Andrew and Hathia Hayes, guest curators of the exhibition Steffen Thomas Rediscovered, discuss the artist's vibrant life. Museum members, $10; nonmembers, $14. Lunch is included. Pre-registration required by May 20. 

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  • Trip to the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    Trip to the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    06/09/2015 - 06/09/2015

    After enjoying an early morning curator-led tour of Steffen Thomas Rediscovered at the Morris Museum, travel to Madison, Georgia, to visit the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, and meet Lisa Conner, the late artist's daughter. The cost is $45 for members; $60 for nonmembers. Transportation, boxed lunch, and admission fees included. Prepaid reservations required.

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