Historic Heartland / Athens

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

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The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) has long offered its audiences a world-class art experience. As both an academic museum and the state's official art museum, it serves not only the University of Georgia, but also the owners of its permanent collection, the residents of Georgia and the state's visitors, through award-winning exhibitions, publications and programming. The GMOA houses a permanent collection of more than 9,000 works of art, as well as a variety of traveling exhibitions and a new sculpture garden.

Gallery tour groups are welcomed, and educational tour groups on a variety of topics are available upon request. GMOA also offers its ongoing "Tour at Two," with a tour each Wednesday at 2 p.m., as well as Family Days once every month on a designated Saturday morning. Families and children may check out a free backpack full of supplies and activities that will enhance their walk through the GMOA.

Admission to the museum is free, with a suggested donation of $3.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 9:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free

    Donations Accepted $3

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), All Ages, Seniors (55+)


  • Family Day: Royal Treasure

    Family Day: Royal Treasure

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    Check out exquisite examples of medals, statuettes and other royal treasure owned by the Romanov family of Russian rulers, then create your own glittering holiday ornament in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

    Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour

    Sunday Spotlight Tour

    12/04/2016 - 12/04/2016

    Join docents as they lead this tour. All tours meet in the lobby and are free to the public.                

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  • Tour at Two: “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”

    Tour at Two: “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”

    12/07/2016 - 12/07/2016

    Join Asen Kirin, curator of the exhibition and professor of art history at UGA, for a special tour. 

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  • Tour at Two: Decorative Arts

    Tour at Two: Decorative Arts

    12/14/2016 - 12/14/2016

    Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a tour of selected works from the decorative arts collection in the permanent collection galleries. 

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  • Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/15/2016 - 12/15/2016

    Join us for the Third Thursday Twilight Tour led by docents. This tour will meet in the museum lobby. All ages are welcome. 

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    12/15/2016 - 12/15/2016

    Seven of Athens' established venues for visual art hold "Third Thursday," an event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month. The Georgia Museum of Art, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube and Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné, the Classic Center and ATHICA will be open from 6 until 9 p.m. to showcase their visual-arts programming. Full schedules are posted at 3Thurs.org.

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  • Artful Conversation: DeScott Evans

    Artful Conversation: DeScott Evans

    12/21/2016 - 12/21/2016

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth gallery conversation featuring the painting "Still Life with Pears" by DeScott Evans (aka Stanley David).

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