Yes. Admission at both M&G locations is: adults, $7; senior citizens, $6; students, $5; children ages 12 and under free and M&G members who show their ID card at the register enter free. Joint same-day admission is available at both locations.
The length varies with the interest level of the visitor. Those who are art lovers may wish to allow the entire afternoon, but on average allow one to one and one-half hours.
At M&G at BJU, free parking is available in the Museum & Gallery lot at the end of Collegiate Curve, in the Administration Building parking lot, or in the parking garage behind Rodeheaver auditorium.
Photography is not permitted. This long-standing policy was established by M&G’s board for security and preservation reasons.
The paintings, furniture, and artifacts in M&G are very old and in many cases fragile. If over a period of time we continually touched and handled these irreplaceable treasures, we would do unsalvageable damage. Once harmed, these objects could never be restored to their original condition. Most of us are unaware of the oils and dirt on our hands, which can cause this damage. Of course, over the years, time takes its toll as it does on everyone and everything, but our help in caring and preserving these things will only prolong their existence and everyone’s enjoyment.
Yes, tours are available at both locations for groups (minimum 10) Monday through Friday by reservation only. Audio tours are available at M&G at BJU for individuals for an additional $5. For group tours, contact the Guest Relations Manager in advance for a reservation. Fees/admission costs vary according to the type of group.
M&G offers a variety of educational tours at both sites for all ages. With enough advance notice, an M&G docent can tailor any tour to correspond to what the group is studying and to accommodate each group’s individual needs. All tours meet the state and national standards for the arts.
Museum on the Move is a program in which M&G’s Education Coordinator, a SC-certified educator, is available to visit area schools. During these visits, she provides 30- to 60-minute interactive lessons on topics such as propaganda, the power of the portrait, how to read a painting, the elements of art, the principles of design, fables & symbolism in art, and color. With enough advance notice, she can tailor any lesson to accommodate individual classroom needs. Each lesson includes an activity and/or craft and meets the state and national standards for the arts.
There are a number of restaurants in the area as well as the campus dining common and The Den, which offer special package deals to groups. Dining information for restaurants near campus, downtown, and throughout the Greenville area can be found here.
Dr. Bob Jones Jr. was responsible for acquiring the Collection. The University established a small yearly budget with which to purchase paintings. Up until the time of his death, Dr. Jones was the guiding hand in the Museum & Gallery. He primarily purchased from private dealers and auction houses; however, other paintings were given by donors.
It is a priceless collection, but we do not share the dollar value with the public. The paintings were acquired during a time when they were relatively inexpensive, and since then their worth has increased as the favor of Baroque art has swelled.
We have many renowned artists such as Rubens, Dolci, Tintoretto, Reni, Botticelli, etc., but the “most famous” would be debatable by any expert.
M&G does not authenticate or valuate works of art. However, if you contact us, we can refer you to specialists that can help. We also recommend contacting (at your own discretion) local or international auction houses such as Christie’s or Sotheby’s or visiting such websites as the American Society of Appraisers and the Appraisers Association of America to locate an appraiser.
Yes, M&G has been an independent and tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization since 1996.
The donation you make is used to care for the Collection so that others may be enriched; to provide educational opportunities for students, children, and educators; to contribute to M&G’s acquisition of art objects; to cover our operational expenses to make these works of art available to the public; and to defray costs for special events that M&G presents for the benefit of the community and its membership.
Since we do not have the facilities or the manpower for “over-the-phone” or “at-the-counter” research, this is not a service that we can offer. However, if you e-mail your question to us at , we will do our best to answer it or direct you to a useful resource in a timely fashion.
In order to respect the amount of time and research required to write text panels and educational programs and to protect non-published materials, it is M&G’s policy to not release these texts to the general public.