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Morris Museum of Art

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Address: 1 10th St, Augusta, GA 30901-0100
Phone Number: +1 706-724-7501
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Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, the Morris is the oldest...

Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, the Morris is the oldest museum in the country dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. Its permanent collection includes nearly 5,000 works of art, dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present. The Morris also hosts twelve or more special exhibitions every year and provides a rich variety of public programs and events. Admission is FREE every Sunday.

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Nice surprise

Like another reviewer, we were here during Hurricane Matthew. We were surprised to find some extraordinary pieces in a collection that is not overwhelming in size. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Holly W
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Like another reviewer, we were here during Hurricane Matthew. We were surprised to find some extraordinary pieces in a collection that is not overwhelming in size. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in Augusta.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was surprisingly nice. A decent variety of art collections. It is conveniently located next to the river walk.

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newburyport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were in Augusta avoiding hurricane Matthew, and went to walk on the Riverwalk and stumbled into the museum, it was enjoyable.

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Thank needlepointer60
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had to drag my husband there. I am an artist, so I would stop at every museum along the way, but this one was special because of the building itself. It really is beautiful.

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1 Thank Pnstate1986
Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What a nice collection of southern art. You can comfortably see the collection in an hour or so. Art Matters!

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1 Thank TorSails
Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Morris Museum is a wonderful place to visit! Sitting right on Riverwalk, it houses a variety of permanent and special collections and affords a cool and quiet opportunity to delve into Southern art. The special events, with gallery lectures, are a real treat and usually held on Thursday evenings. The gift shop offers beautiful and unique gifts for all... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a small but very interesting museum. The art displayed starts from the colonial eras all the way to the modern era. It was quiet and enjoyable and includes a gift shop with related products.

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1 Thank John M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I was very pleased with the high quality selection of 19th century southern art pieces! For only $5 it really made my afternoon. I wouldn't recommend for youngsters but certainly for adults both young and old!

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2 Thank Zachary B
Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My daughter asked to go to an art museum on day and we have one in our own backyard. We went on a Sunday afternoon. It was very nice and quiet. The art was very diverse and interesting. We loved the staircase. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank HeatherD3
Simpsonville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Just like with the History Museum, the Morris Museum appears to be a recent renovation. The interior had a brand-new look to it, with a design suggesting a mansion's halls. The art is logically organized along a maze starting from 1800's art to modern art. I generally found the museum's selection of contemporary art very intriguing. This museum, the history... More 

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