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, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

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


  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014

    Join docents for a tour of our Permanent Collections at the Georgia Museum of Art. All ages are welcome to attend.

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  • Lunch and Learn: Feminism and the Guerrilla Girls

    Lunch and Learn: Feminism and the Guerrilla Girls

    10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014

    UGA faculty and staff are invited to join Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, and Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a look ahead at the upcoming exhibition "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond." Lunch will be provided, but space is limited. Please email Carissa DiCindio, curator of edu... read more

  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "Boxers and Backbeats" and "The . . . of E6"

    10/08/2014 - 10/08/2014

    Tour at Two will be led by Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum of Art.

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  • 90 Carlton: Autumn

    90 Carlton: Autumn

    10/10/2014 - 10/10/2014

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a quarterly reception featuring the fall exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments by Epting Events, gallery activities, door prizes and "Ask the Experts" at 7 p.m. Free for members. $5 for non-members. Call 706.542.4662 for more details.

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  • Family Day: Art and Music

    Family Day: Art and Music

    10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014

    Learn how art and music intertwine by exploring the exhibitions "Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene" and "The . . . of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six" for inspiration, then head down to the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom to create your own band poster.

    Although this Family Day was listed as October 18, on the cards distributed throughout the Athens community and surrounding areas, it has been rescheduled to October 11. Families ... read more