Morris Museum of Art
|Established||September 26, 1992|
|Location||1 Tenth Street
Augusta, Georgia, United States 30901
|Website||Morris Museum of Art|
The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia was established in 1985 as a non-profit foundation by William S. Morris III, in memory of his parents, as the first museum dedicated to the collection and exhibition of art and artists of the American South.
In 1989, Morris bought 230 pictures for the museum from Southern art collector Robert P. Coggins, with Keith Claussen appointed museum director the following year. On 26 September 1992, “The Morris” opened to the public, attracting over 10,000 visitors in the first two months.
With more than 3,000 works in its permanent collection, the museum hosts changing exhibitions, educational programs, musical events, and hands-on art programs. The museum is located adjacent to Riverwalk Augusta and the Savannah River.
- Morris Museum of Art — official website
|This article related to an art display, art museum or gallery in the United States is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a museum in the U.S. state of Georgia is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|