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Francis Speight & Sarah Blakeslee Gallery

Greenville Museum of Art to reopen Wednesday

The Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Gallery is dedicated to the work of these two artists. Speight was born in Bertie County, North Carolina, and lived outside of Philadelphia until moving to Greenville in 1961 to teach at East Carolina University following a long career at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Blakeslee was born in Illinois and met Speight at the Academy as a student.

Growing Up Queer In The South

About the exhibition: Exhibition Dates: June 3 – September 24, 2022 | The Greenville Museum of Art is hosting a juried group exhibition, Growing Up Queer in the South, guest curated by Parks McAllister. This exhibition will showcase work influenced and inspired by the experiences of growing up queer in the American South. The application is open to queer individuals who are 18 years or older, and who have spent part of their lives or can identify with growing up in the American South.

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OUR MISSIONTo inspire, educate, and connect people through the visual arts by way of our collection, exhibitions, and programs.

With over 10,000 visitors a year and numerous lectures, programs and tours throughout the year, the Greenville Museum of Art is passionate about culturally enriching the lives of all who walk through its doors.

Great place to see impressive local art and share the collections displayed here with your family. A definite must visit if you live in Greenville or are visiting.

Highly recommend the GMoA. Check out events, exhibits, etc. never disappoints. Great for the family, date night or just an outing.

Perceptions And Recognitions: African Americans Of Eastern North Carolina

This exhibition features 25 large format photographic portrait-style prints by Eastern North Carolina-based photographer, Burk Uzzle. for more information about the exhibition, including space requirements, available signage and supporting materials, maintenance and insurance, the rental fee, and additional images.

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Rachel Maxwell Moore Art Foundation Gallery

The Rachel Maxwell Moore Art Foundation gallery features rotating works purchased for the GMoA by the Foundation. Rachel Maxwell Moore was a leading civic figure and arts advocate in Greenville, and was central to the founding of the Museums predecessor in 1939 and its eventual permanent location in the Flanagan Home. She established the Rachel Maxwell Moore Art Foundation in 1963, and before she passed away in 1964, bequeathed funds to the Foundation for the sole purpose of purchasing works of art for the GMoAs permanent collection.

Revisiting Cornerstones: The Louis Orr Etchings Of North Carolina

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This exhibition features the complete set of 51 etchings of North Carolina completed by Louis Orr between 1939 and 1951. for more information about the exhibition, including space requirements, available signage and supporting materials, maintenance and insurance, the rental fee, and additional images.

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Children’s Museum Of The Upstate

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Located across the street from Fluor Fieldhome of the Greenville Drive, a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Soxthis museum is dedicated to the life of the Upstate-born, Greenville-raised baseball legend Joe Jackson. While no longer on its original plot of land, the museum is housed in the former residence of Joe Jackson and his wife. Open on home game days as well as Saturdays, the museum has interactive exhibits dedicated to Jackson’s life in the Textile League, his controversial career, and life post-baseball, as well as an on-site research library with over 2,000 books dedicated to the sport. Don’t miss the life-sized bronze statue of Jackson next to the Greenville Drive Team Store at Fluor Field.

Built in 1838 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Palladian-style home is the oldest surviving structure in Greenville County. While the original house was located near Buncombe Street United Methodist Church downtown, it was moved to North Academy Street in the 1970s and is now surrounded by a pond, restored spring, and extensive gardens and serves as the home of the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. Take a free, docent-led tour on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or explore the public gardens and arboretum, which are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Annual Fine Arts Celebration

Join us at the Greenville Museum of Art for our 48th Annual Fine Arts Celebration! Tickets are now available:

This year’s theme is “Starry Night at the Museum.” Attendees can expect a cocktail-attire event with heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, musical entertainment, dancing, raffles, live and silent auctions, and creative displays celebrating this year’s theme. This will be an indoor/outdoor event and the GMoA will follow all COVID-19 safety measures in place at the time of the event. Purchase tickets below or register to bid on items in the auction or purchase raffle tickets!

In an evening full of fellowship, the Fine Arts Celebration will engage the community with the arts and culture of the GMoA, while promoting its mission, vision, and celebration of the arts of Eastern North Carolina.

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Greenville County Museum Of Art

Greenville County Museum of Art

Among the countrys premier American art museums, GCMA features the worlds largest public collection of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth as well as a significant body of work by Jasper Johns.

  • Hours of Operation:Wed – Sat 10 am – 5 pm Sun 1 pm – 5 pm
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Minutes To GSP Airport:20
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville:5
  • Minutes to Greenville Convention Center:10
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    • Visitor Center: City Hall Building, 206 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 | 717-0023 Toll Free, 233-0461Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-4:45pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 12-4pm
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Greenville Center For Creative Arts

Greenville Museum of Art hosts pop up shop to support local artists

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Housed in the historic Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville, this community art space includes galleries dedicated to resident artists as well as local, regional, and international visual artists. Both the main and community galleries and accompanying exhibits are free and open to the public every Tuesday through Saturday. The center also hosts touring exhibits, summer camps, and art classes in photography, clay, jewelry, and other mediums. Come on the first Friday of each month to meet in-studio artists between 5 to 8 p.m. or book an appointment to tour their studios during off-hours.

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North Carolina Pottery Displays

The GMoA houses a significant collection of North Carolina pottery from across the state, with especially strong historic and contemporary examples of work from Jugtown Pottery in Seagrove, North Carolina. Jugtown Pottery was opened by Jacques and Juliana Busbee in 1917. They were influential here and elsewhere in Seagrove by introducing local North Carolina potters to international ceramic styles and glazes.

Museum Spotlight: Greenville County Museum Of Art

During a recent visit to Greenville, temperatures soared into the high 90s. As I entered the Greenville County Museum of Art , I immediately felt my body temperature plummet.

It wasn’t just the air-conditioning. As I walked into the soaring lobby, I was drawn to a gallery that contained the museum’s collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors. The stark, beautifully desolate paintings, mostly winter scenes of Wyeth’s native New England, seemed to transport me from the heat of a SC summer to a wintery landscape in Maine.

Wyeth’s watercolors capture the rugged, mysterious, and at times lonely spirit of the region. The artist himself called the Greenville Collection, “the very best collection of my watercolors in any public museum in this country.”

Exploring the rest of the museum I discovered other treasures: works by Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keefe and Jasper Johns. What began in the 1930s as a small, regional gallery has grown into one of the nation’s premier art museums. The museum’s collection surveys American art from Colonial Times to present with a special emphasis on work by Southern artists or on Southern themes.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings. On Sundays, hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

A trip to this wonderful museum is the ultimate bargain. Admission is always free. For more information, contact Greenville County Museum of Art.

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From Cherokee Land To Greenville County

The land of present-day Greenville was once the hunting ground of the Cherokee, which was forbidden to colonists. A wealthy settler from Virginia named Richard Pearis arrived in South Carolina around 1754 and established relations with the Cherokee. Pearis had a child with a Cherokee woman and received about 100,000 acres from the Cherokee around 1770. Pearis established a plantation on the Reedy River called the Great Plains in present-day downtown Greenville. The American Revolution divided the South Carolina country between the Loyalists and Patriots. Pearis supported the Loyalists and together with their allies, the Cherokee. After the Cherokee attacked the Patriots, the Patriots retaliated by burning down Pearis’ plantation and jailing him in Charleston. Pearis never returned to his plantation but Paris Mountain is named after him. The Treaty of Dewitt’s Corner in 1777 ceded almost all Cherokee land, including present-day Greenville, to South Carolina.

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