I have a confession. I have always envied those who can creatively express themselves through painting, sketching, drawing, sculpting, and photography. While my talent lies in other directions, I am grateful for those who can begin with a blank canvas, scrap metal, or a camera and create something that takes my breath away. I am also grateful for Greenville County Museum of Art which makes inspiring works of art accessible to everyone in the community.
Admission to the museum is absolutely free which means you can enjoy its offerings with your children, friends, and out-of-town guests without emptying your wallet. My favorite current exhibit, Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books, is a perfect way for parents and children to enjoy art together. With an “Eye Spy” activity within the exhibit, children are able to actively engage with the artwork on the walls. For those with different tastes, the museum offers an impressive collection of works by Jasper Johns. My favorites were Fragment of a Letter and Painting with Two Balls. Also featured are paintings from Helen DuPré Moseley, an artist from Spartanburg.
Head to Greenville County Museum of Art on a Sunday and you can enjoy Sundays@2. Events for the remainder of the year include a special tour of Helen DuPré Moseley’s art, sketching with Michael Marks, and a variety of musical offerings. Visit the museum in December to get in the holiday spirit with family-friendly events. On your way out of the museum, make sure to stop by the Museum Shop and pick up an art book, note cards, prints, or one of the many other items they offer as a memento or a gift. With free admission, family-friendly exhibits and events, and excellent artistic displays, visiting Greenville County Museum of Art is an excellent way to enjoy an afternoon.