“G” is for the Greenville County Museum of Art
Located on Heritage Green in downtown Greenville, the Greenville County Museum of Art [GCMA] collects and exhibits American Art. In 1963 the South Carolina General Assembly established the Greenville County Museum Commission. In 1974 GCMA moved from the historic Gassaway Mansion into its modernist building, accommodating almost ninety thousand square feet for spacious exhibition galleries, a museum shop, auditorium, and classrooms for art instruction. The museum is nationally known for three collection strengths: the Southern Collection, a survey of American art using Southern-related examples; Andrew Wyeth: the Greenville Collection; and a collection of contemporary art unrivalled in South Carolina. The museum boasts forty works by Jasper Johns and twenty-six by Andrew Wyeth. In 1973 the American Association of Museums granted accreditation to the Greenville County Museum of Art.