October 13, 2022
Expressions of Power: Face Vessels from Edgefield District
— Expressions of Power: Face Vessels of Edgefield District, recently opened at the Greenville County Museum of Art, presents sixty face vessels, the least understood and most mysterious examples of early nineteenth-century Edgefield pottery. Highlighting work from the Museum’s own collection as well as that from more than a dozen private collectors, the exhibition is on view through January 22, 2023.
February 23, 2022
Jasper Johns + Andrew Wyeth: Repeat Until Empty
Eight original works by Jasper Johns and eleven seldom exhibited paintings by Andrew Wyeth comprise Jasper Johns + Andrew Wyeth: Repeat Until Empty, now on view at the Greenville County Museum of Art.
December 18, 2021
Thomas Sills: Man of Color
Born to North Carolina sharecroppers in 1914, Thomas Sills took a circuitous path to achieve success as an artist.
November 28, 2021
Soul Deep: African-American Masterworks
Soul Deep: African-American Masterworks features 38 works by 20 artists. Ranging from a rare 1840 poem jar by enslaved potter David Drake (c. 1800 to c. 1870) to an evocative 2020 abstract painting by Frank Wimberley (born 1926), Soul Deep spans 180 years of American history.
March 31, 2021
Acquisitions Funded by Sale of Alma Thomas Painting
On October 21, 2020, the governing body of the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Greenville County Museum Commission, unanimously approved the deaccession of the museum’s Alma Thomas painting Flower Garden.
June 17, 2020
GCMA Temporary Closure
The Greenville County Museum of Art will be closed to the public while it completes a number of planned building improvement projects.
July 10, 2019
Masterclass: Watermedia from the Greenville Collection
Masterclass: Watermedia from the Greenville Collection is now open at the Greenville County Museum of Art. A category of painting mediums that are water soluble, watermedia includes watercolor, gouache, ink, acrylic, casein, and tempera.
March 1, 2018
Fine Art + Flora Weekend at the GCMA
Local floral designers, including renowned floral artist Christopher Bassett, a native of Greenville and the designer behind the flowers in the award-winning film "The Greatest Showman," will interpret works of art, creating imaginative displays that celebrate the GCMA permanent collection.
January 3, 2018
Sidney Dickinson: A Connecticut Yankee in King Cotton's Court
A prolific portraitist who painted a number of members of the Rockefeller family as well as New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Sidney Dickinson (1890 – 1980) studied with William Merritt Chase and George Bridgman at the Art Students League, where he later taught for more than twenty-five years, keeping a nearby studio at Carnegie Hall.
November 15, 2017
Impressionism and the South
Sun-drenched and spontaneous, the 15 American Impressionist paintings from the GCMA collection found in the exhibition Impressionism and the South invite viewers to consider the ideas and techniques that opened the door to modern visual expression.
October 13, 2017
Stephen Scott Young: Veterans
Highlighting paintings whose subjects connect to three
wars, the exhibition Stephen Scott Young: Veterans features watercolors and sketches from the Museum's permanent collection of works inspired by the artist’s visits to
August 25, 2017
Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend opens October 13
Guests can browse among the best antiques, fine art, and design in the Museum’s iconic modern setting on Heritage Green. Silver, linens, fine art, folk art, jewelry, primitives,
porcelain, and outstanding antique furniture are for sale.
July 12, 2017
Victoria Wyeth: My Andy
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birthday, the Greenville County Museum of Art presents Victoria Wyeth: My Andy, opening July 12. Comprised of more than 30 black-and-white photographs, the exhibition offers an intimate look at the late Andrew Wyeth’s world via the lens of his only grandchild, Victoria.
March 15, 2017
Artist Susan Vecsey (born 1971) creates minimalistic, emotive landscapes using geometric forms and color planes reminiscent of the 1940s and 1950s Color Field and Minimalism traditions.
February 17, 2017
Silhouette artist Carew Rice traveled the world creating portraits of politicians, royalty, and ordinary folks, and he became well known throughout the South for portraiture, landscapes, and scenes of everyday life meticulously rendered in this unusual and exacting medium.
October 4, 2016
Wyeth Dynasty opens at GCMA
In celebration of the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s
birth in 1917, the Greenville County Museum of Art presents Wyeth Dynasty, a retrospective of Wyeth’s art complemented by works of his father, N.C., his son Jamie and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 70 examples are featured in the exhibition, which also includes a number of sketches and studies that enrich finished paintings while demonstrating Andrew Wyeth’s process and technical mastery of media.
September 23, 2016
Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend at the GCMA
This year the Greenville County Museum of Art marks the 31st anniversary of its signature event, Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend. Sponsored by United Community Bank, the annual show opens to the public on Friday, October 21 and ends Sunday afternoon, October 23.
June 2, 2016
Grainger McKoy exhibition opens July 16
With the precision of a surgeon, the eye of an artist, and the heart of a naturalist, renowned South Carolina carver and artist Grainger McKoy uses wood, metal, and paint to create seemingly structurally impossible sculptures that depict shore birds and woodland waterfowl engaged in flight and in the struggle to survive.
April 21, 2016
Horace Day in South Carolina
A plein air realist, Day helped to extend the Charleston Renaissance into the post-World War II era by modernizing the genre, combining the punch of brilliant colors and textured brushstrokes with the same love of place expressed by Alfred Hutty, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Anna Heyward Taylor, and Elizabeth O’Neill Verner.
November 5, 2015
Andrew Moore Photography
Moore's large-format color photographs capture architectural elements and urban landscapes as they are slowly reclaimed by nature.
October 2, 2015
2015 Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend
This year the Greenville County Museum of Art marks the 30th anniversary of its signature event, Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend. Sponsored by TD Bank, the annual show opens to the public on Friday, October 16 and ends Sunday afternoon, October 18.
July 31, 2015
Ron Rozzelle: Environmental Activist
Ron Rozzelle has a deep interest in preserving the integrity and beauty of the land. The paintings in Environmental Activist examine the impact of mankind’s actions on the planet.
April 21, 2015
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings from the Johnson Collection
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings from the Johnson Collection invites viewers to consider romanticism as it developed between 1810 and 1896 in the South.
February 6, 2015
Local Talent: Owen Riley
Greenville photographer Owen Riley focuses his lens on the familiar in a series of black-and-white portraits, landscapes, and still life images.
November 20, 2014
Longtime Charleston resident and artist Margaret Peery (born 1941) initially planned a career focused on objective numerals and factual data rather than such subjective elements as color and atmosphere. Even today her expansive paintings of Charleston’s urban landscape reflect her penchant for precision. Peery’s work is the subject of a new exhibition at the Greenville County Museum of Art.
October 14, 2014
Tall Tales + Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón
Award-winning children’s book illustrator and artist Raúl Colón combines watercolor painting, etching, and drawing techniques to create vivid colors and rich textures. Featuring 68 works of art from such popular books as Tomas and the Library Lady and The New York Times bestseller Angela and the Baby Jesus, this exhibition invites both young and young at heart to explore themes of family, freedom, and heritage.
September 25, 2014
29th Annual Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend at the GCMA
Twenty-five dealers from across the country will exhibit the best antiques, fine art, and design in the Southeast in the Museum’s iconic modern setting. Silver, linens, fine art, folk art, jewelry, primitives, porcelain, and outstanding antique furniture, both American and European, are for sale.
September 10, 2014
Leo Twiggs: Last Flags
Controversial and divisive and yet at times inexplicably unifying, the Confederate flag serves as a powerful subject for South Carolina artist Leo Twiggs.
September 10, 2014
The Joe Bonham Project
The challenging exhibition known as The Joe Bonham Project: Drawing the Stories of America’s Wounded Veteranstells the stories of America’s wounded veterans through the eyes of contemporary artists working in a range of styles.
August 26, 2014
Arlie Kuntz, Marsden Hartley and American Modernism
This exhibition documents, for the first time, the work of Arlie Kuntz and the vital role that Aix and the Kuntzes played in the career of Marsden Hartley
July 30, 2014
Ben Nixon: Native State
Using the 19th-century wet-plate collodion process, Spartanburg native Ben Nixon creates landscape photographs of exceptional beauty. By focusing his lens on unfamiliar terrain, he invites viewers into a mysterious, dreamlike world
May 16, 2014
Get Creative, Make Art this Summer at the GCMA
Brilliant, never boring, these action-packed three-day camps are just long enough to allow kids to really discover and explore their favorite art forms. Taught by experienced art professionals, the camps offer fun art experiences for every age. Click below to find the ideal camps to suit your budding artist.
April 9, 2014
Legacy of Impressionism: Languages of Light
Impressionism, the first bombshell launched against academic tradition, defined light as color, becoming the first modern language of paint. Sun-drenched and spontaneous, the 40 American Impressionist paintings from the GCMA collection found in the exhibition Legacy of Impressionism: Languages of Light invite viewers to consider the ideas and techniques that opened the door to modern visual expression.
February 12, 2014
The Content of Our Character: From States Rights to Civil Rights
From John C. Calhoun to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., state history, slavery, economics, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement come to life in the exhibition The Content of Our Character: From States Rights to Civil Rights, now on view at the Greenville County Museum of Art.
December 13, 2013
Reflecting the pervasive culture of sex and beauty as portrayed in contemporary mass media, artist Karen Ann Myers employs the intimate setting of the bedroom to explore the psychological complexity of young women.
November 1, 2013
South Carolina Art: Eight Decades of New
Drawn from the GCMA’s permanent collection, this exhibition surveys eight decades of work created by artists living or working for an extended time in the Palmetto State. Ranging from the figurative to the architectural, Eight Decades of New features works by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Corrie McCallum, Merton Simpson, and William Halsey.
October 6, 2013
Wizards of Pop: Sabuda & Reinhart
Celebrated children’s book creators Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart combined their talents to create beloved and remarkable pop-up books as seen in the exhibition Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart, now on view at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas, the exhibition features 80 original works from more than 16 of the duo’s dynamic picture and pop-up books.
October 3, 2013
Enjoy Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend at the GCMA
This year the Greenville County Museum of Art marks the 28th anniversary of its signature fund-raiser, now called Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend, or AFAD for short. Sponsored by TD Bank, the annual show opens to the public on Saturday, October 19 and ends Sunday afternoon, October 20.
July 3, 2013
Certus Saturday at the GCMA
Even if the annual beach trip is already in the rearview mirror, it’s not too late to enjoy a road trip of sorts—all from the comfort of the Greenville County Museum of Art. The GCMA and Certus Bank invite families to explore the beauty of American landscape through music and hands-on art activities at Certus Saturday on July 20, 2 pm until 4 pm.
May 24, 2013
Masterpieces of American Landscape from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to open at GCMA
From the majestic grandeur of Niagara Falls to the sweeping vistas of Yosemite, the exhibition Masterpieces of American Landscape from the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston offers viewers more than 60 works on loan from one of America’s most prestigious art museums, and all will be on exhibit in Greenville this summer. Previously on
view in Japan, the exhibition will open June 19 at the Greenville County Museum of Art, the show’s only Southern venue.
March 1, 2013
Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, and Monhegan on view at the GCMA
The stereotypical Monhegan scenes of buoys and
lobster boats are nowhere to be found in this exhibition organized by the Farnsworth Museum and
now on view at the Greenville County Museum of Art.
February 1, 2013
Current and upcoming exhibitions at GCMA