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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  • Mommy and Me: A Bird's Life

    Mommy and Me: A Bird's Life

    04/02/2015 - 04/02/2015

    View folk art from the Morris Museum's permanent collection and hear the story The Best Nest, by P. D. Eastman. Afterwards, make a bird feeder for the birds at your house. Museum family members and parents, free; nonmembers, $4 per participant. Registration required.

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  • Exhibition Opening: In Celebration of Golf: Landscapes by Linda Hartough

    Exhibition Opening: In Celebration of Golf: Landscapes by Linda Hartough

    04/02/2015 - 04/02/2015

    Exhibition Opening: In Celebration of Golf: Landscapes by Linda Hartough

     

    Painter Linda Hartough discusses her work. Reception follows. Members, free; nonmembers, $5.  

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  • Exhibition Closing: American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp

    Exhibition Closing: American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp

    04/12/2015 - 04/12/2015

    This exhibition features 50 oil and mixed-media paintings, some of which have never been seen by the public, by legendary rock-and-roll star John Mellencamp. According to museum director Kevin Grogan, "We try to make our temporary exhibitions reflective of and complementary to our particular mission. Mellencamp's work seems to mirror certain aspects of the contemporary South and its past. His work is rooted in a kind of agrarian attitude and deep suspicion of urban life. I think the thing th... read more

  • Art Now Artist Talks: Tim Duffy and Aaron Greenhood

    Art Now Artist Talks: Tim Duffy and Aaron Greenhood

    04/16/2015 - 04/16/2015

    Meet the artists during Art Now, Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Be a part of the Music Maker experience! Meet several of Georgia's hidden musical icons as Tim Duffy and Aaron Greenhood create their tintype portraits during a demonstration in the auditorium on Friday, April 17. The finished images will be added to the Music Maker Relief Foundation's anthology, which will be housed at the Southern Folklife Collection in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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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

  • Exhibition Closing: In Celebration of Golf: Landscapes by Linda Hartough

    Exhibition Closing: In Celebration of Golf: Landscapes by Linda Hartough

    04/26/2015 - 04/26/2015

    Perhaps golf's leading artist, Linda Hartough graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1970. She made a living as a professional artist in Chicago until 1980, when she moved to South Carolina. She painted landscapes, portraits, and horses until 1984, when Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint the famed thirteenth hole, which began her career as a golf landscape artist. Her work has since gained international fame. The only artist ever commissioned by the Uni... read more

  • 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