city of greenville culture
County Museum of Art
Among the country’s premiere regional American art museums, the Greenville County Museum of Art draws visitors from around the world each year to see work by two of the nation’s greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns as well as its acclaimed Southern Collection, which ranges from Federal portraits to contemporary abstractions. The GCMA is home to the largest and most complete collection of Wyeth watercolors owned by any public museum in the world. Changing exhibitions and challenging and fun educational offerings make every visit to the Museum a unique experience. The GCMA’s weekly Sundays at 2 program presents a wide range of fun and enriching activities, including Music in the Galleries, Family Art Adventures, and Artists in Action. Summer camps for children and workshops with some of the nation’s top artists round out the offerings. Featuring free admission, the GCMA invites you to come and see what you think!
Visit gcma.org to learn more.
Bob Jones Museum and Gallery
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, and housed on the campus of Bob Jones University, The Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery
is recognized as one of America's finest collections of Italian paintings. The
collection is praised for its thorough presentation of the development of Western culture through paintings of the Old Masters.
Visit Bob Jones Museum and Gallery Online
Bob Jones Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green
The satellite facility of the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery is a place of culture, education, and art adding distinction to our city and the Upstate. A select portion of the more than 400 Old Master paintings and hundreds of pieces of furniture and decorative arts regularly on display at M&G at Bob Jones University are exhibited at the Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green, a place where beauty is enjoyed, where minds are educated, and where imaginations soar.
Visit the Bob Jones Museum online
The Children's Museum
At 80,000 square feet, The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is the 10th largest
children's museum in the world and 7th largest in the country. The museum features
18 exhibit galleries, a traveling exhibit hall, two outdoor interactive exhibit
spaces and an outdoor programming space. The museum is designed with exhibit components
and programs for children birth to 15 years old. Kids and adults can simulate flight
into space, design their own Formula 1 racecar, or go exploring in the Kaleidoscope
Climber. Located on the cultural campus of Heritage Green in Downtown Greenville,
TCMU is committed to serving the needs and interests of all children by providing
experiences that stimulate curiosity and develop a lifelong love of learning. Whatever
your age, TCMU is a place of possibility where children and adults alike can explore,
discover, imagine, pretend and be anything!
Visit the Children's Museum online
Upcountry History Museum
The Upcountry History Museum works to promote, present and preserve the history of Upcountry South Carolina through education, research and service. In addition to exhibitions focusing on the region, the museum has a rich educational program and a growing oral history collection. Historical programs are presented throughout the year.
Visit the Upcountry History Museum online
Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library
Visit the home in which baseball legend, "Shoeless Joe,"
lived and died. Located at 356 Field Street, across from Fluor Field in
the West End Hours of operation: Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm Free admission.
Free parking adjacent to the museum.
Visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum online
Miniature World of Trains
The Miniature World Of Trains, featuring the Transportation Museum of the World,
is a fun and educational family experience. Visitors can see as many as 40
computerized model trains in HO (1/87th) Scale, traversing the highly detailed large
city and industry scene, and traveling through the Blue Ridge to the Rocky Mountains - with the model reaching
over 12 feet tall! The exhibit features more than 100 structures, hundreds of vehicles
and people, animated signs, city lights and railroad signs and signals. The largest display of its kind
in the Southeast, the Miniature World of Trains shows how goods are transported around the world, using computerized and digitally
Visit the Miniature
World of Trains online
Greenville Cultural Exchange Center
The Greenville Cultural Exchange Center is a haven of historical reflection, research and education. Exhibits, archives, guided tours and meeting spaces will be improved to offer even greater resources for those seeking knowledge and understanding of the City of Greenville's and the region's multi-cultural diversity, contributions and accomplishments.
Visit the Exchange Center online