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: 12:00PM - 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: Love Me Tender (1956)

    Films on Friday: Love Me Tender (1956)

    01/02/2015 - 01/02/2015

    View the 1956 film, Love me Tender, featuring Elvis Presley. After viewing the film, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. Free.

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  • Artrageous! Family Sunday: A Pirate Adventure

    Artrageous! Family Sunday: A Pirate Adventure

    01/04/2015 - 01/04/2015

    Popular children's entertainer Sean Driscoll presents a swashbuckling multimedia show featuring Pirate Goodie. Afterwards, design your own seafaring flag. Free. 

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  • Mommy and Me: Sail the Seas!

    Mommy and Me: Sail the Seas!

    01/08/2015 - 01/08/2015

    View the exhibition Deep Sea: Drawings by William Golding, and learn about ships. Afterwards, create a collage. Museum family members and parents, free; nonmembers, $4 per participant. Registration required.

    Call 706-828-3867 to register for education programs.

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  • Southern Soul & Song: Sarah Jarosz

    Southern Soul & Song: Sarah Jarosz

    01/09/2015 - 01/09/2015

    Americana musician and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz is performing for the first time at the historic Imperial Theatre. To purchase tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit imperialtheatre.com.

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  • Art at Lunch: Books as Art Objects

    Art at Lunch: Books as Art Objects

    01/23/2015 - 01/23/2015

    Owner of Firebrand Press and book artist Lauren Faulkenberry discusses books as an art form, showcasing current and historical examples from a variety of artists. Members, $10; nonmembers, $14. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations are due January 21, 2015.

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  • Mommy and Me: Beautiful Books!

    Mommy and Me: Beautiful Books!

    02/05/2015 - 02/05/2015

    View an exhibition by book sculptor Brian Dettmer. Afterwards, tell your own story in a handmade book.Museum family members and parents, free; nonmembers, $4 per participant. Registration required.

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  • Films on Friday: King Creole (1958)

    Films on Friday: King Creole (1958)

    02/06/2015 - 02/06/2015

    View the 1958 film, King Creole, featuring Elivs Presley as Danny Fisher. After viewing the film, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. Free. 

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  • Lecture: Joni Mabe the Elvis Babe

    Lecture: Joni Mabe the Elvis Babe

    02/15/2015 - 02/15/2015

    Artist Joni Mabe discusses her fabulous Elvis-themed work on display in the Education gallery. Free.


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  • Art at Lunch: Expressionism, Neo-Expressionism, and the Art of Mellencamp

    Art at Lunch: Expressionism, Neo-Expressionism, and the Art of Mellencamp

    02/20/2015 - 02/20/2015

    Michael Schwartz, art historian and professor of art history and humanities at Georgia Regents University, discusses expressionist and neo-expressionist art movements, correlating historic images with paintings by John Mellencamp currently on display in the museum. Members, $10; nonmembers, $14. Catered lunch. Paid reservations due February 18.

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