Frequently Asked Questions
The Morris Museum of Art, a public nonprofit charity, is supported by grants, sponsorships, memberships, private donations, fundraising events, and endowment revenue.
The Morris Museum of Art holds a collection of more than five thousand objects. Because of limited gallery space, only a fraction of the collection can be on display at one time. Also, works are sometimes lent to other institutions for special exhibitions or may be sent out for conservation. Finally, certain types of art that are sensitive to light, such as watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs, may be displayed only for a limited time so that they do not fade from overexposure to light.
Sketching, in lead or color pencil only, is permitted in the permanent collection galleries and in most special exhibitions. Please inquire at the visitor services desk before sketching in special exhibitions. The use of paints, watercolors, pens, charcoal, chalk, crayons, or markers is not permitted.
You may make take photographs of works in the museum’s permanent collection galleries; however, photos are not permitted in the special exhibition galleries. These photo-free zones are marked with signage at each entrance.
You may post photographs of works in the permanent collection and photographs from most programs and events on your social media. When posting, please be sure to tag us in your photos, using the hashtag #morrismuseumofart.
- Instagram: @morrismuseumoart
- Facebook: @morrismuseumofart
- Twitter: @morrismuseum
Human skin contains oils that can discolor the surface of an artwork and attract dust and dirt. Over time, the accumulation of fingerprint grime can lead to an unsightly appearance and even the breakdown of the surface of the object. For paintings, paint layers are fragile, and a careless finger can easily cause paint to flake off the surface.
The Morris Museum of Art does not disclose the monetary value of works of art in its collection.
The Morris Museum of Art does not appraise or authenticate works of art. For information about art appraisers, visit the Library Services page.
Contact the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works for a referral to a professional conservator in your area.
We are happy to review the work of art you wish to donate to determine if it fits within the museum's collecting mission. If you wish to donate an artwork to the museum, please send a photograph of the artwork and a letter telling us about it and the proposed terms of your donation. Please send to Curator, Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about artists in the Morris Museum of Art's collection is available in the museum's library, the Center for the Study of Southern Art. For advice about researching art on the web, visit the library's page Guide to Web Research or contact email@example.com.
You may visit the museum store without paying the museum's admission fee.