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Medium: Museums , Museums and Galleries

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Home to a nationally acclaimed collection of American art that ranges from Federal portraits to contemporary works, the GCMA boasts major holdings of work by two of the greatest artists in the nation’s history. The GCMA features the largest public collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors in the world, and the museum also owns an impressive collection of prints and paintings by renowned contemporary artist Jasper Johns.

The GCMA’s collection explores American art through the Southern experience from the colonial era to the present. Highlights include a group of pre-Civil War vessels created by African-American potter and poet David Drake, a collection of American Impressionism, and an array of works by 20th-century masters like Georgia O’Keeffe, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol. The GCMA is home to an important collection of modernist works by South Carolina native African-American artist William H. Johnson.