Greenville County Museum of Art
Januar 7, 2008
Mostly hidden by great oaks, the Greenville County Museum of Art boasts an unequaled collection of Southern paintings, an outstanding collection of contemporary American art, four floors of exhibition space, an auditorium and theatre, art school, classrooms and studios in a large, modern building.
Beginning with colonial portraiture from the early 1700s, the collection contains at least one example from every major movement in American art. The museum is noted for its collections of work by Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns, as well as a contemporary collection that features such notables as Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others.
It boasts the finest collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors including his most recent works plus features the highly acclaimed Southern Collection which presents works from the 18th Century to the present day.
The permanent collection is complemented by over fifteen changing exhibitions each year. Some exhibitions focus on an important artist or period in art history, while others feature the work of the most original contemporary artists.
The museum was designed by Craig Gaulden Davis and constructed in 1974.
The multi-story, trapezoidal structure nestles comfortably between Heritage Green’s existing structures, accommodates the dimensions of a difficult building site, and preserves the campus’s signature green space. The museum offers art classes, free Thursday evening programs and special events,like a Holiday Party for Children. Visitors will find beautiful gifts, catalogs or fine art books, memorabilia, calendars, posters, greeting cards, toys and much more at the Museum Shop.
This years Holiday Party for Children will take place on December 8th, 2007 from 2-4 PM
The Museum is located at:
County Museum of Art
420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
Please find more information about location, admission and opening hours at: Greenville County Museum of Art
© Flavia Westerwelle