Historic Heartland / Athens

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

706-542-4662
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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

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+)

    Adults (21+)

    All Ages

    Seniors (55+)

Events

  • Toddler Tuesday: Martha Odum

    Toddler Tuesday: Martha Odum

    12/12/2017 - 12/12/2017

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and art activities just for little ones. This free, 40-minute program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years. Space is limited; please email [email protected] or call 706-542-0448 after November 1 to reserve a spot. Family 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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  • Artful Conversation: Mickalene Thomas

    Artful Conversation: Mickalene Thomas

    12/13/2017 - 12/13/2017

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for a special session of close looking and conversation featuring selected works from the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête."

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/17/2017 - 12/17/2017

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

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/17/2017 - 12/17/2017

    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: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/20/2017 - 12/20/2017

    Joseph Litts, Beard Scholar at the Henry Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, will lead this special tour.

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    12/21/2017 - 12/21/2017

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour at the museum with curator of decorative arts Dale Couch prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, performing selections from Handel's Messiah. Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    12/21/2017 - 12/21/2017

    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 & [email protected] 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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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/27/2017 - 12/27/2017

    This tour will be led by docents. Tours are open and free to the public and meet in the downstairs lobby.

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  • Artful Conversation: Joan Mitchell

    Artful Conversation: Joan Mitchell

    01/03/2018 - 01/03/2018

    Assistant curator of education Sage Kincaid will lead a special slow-looking program and dialogue focused on Mitchell's painting "Close."

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  • Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a three-part studio-based course examining abstraction and non-representational art through various techniques and materials. This workshop is open to artists of all levels and experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. The sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collection, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which ... read more

  • Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a three-part studio-based course examining abstraction and non-representational art through various techniques and materials. This workshop is open to artists of all levels and experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. The sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collection, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which ... read more

  • Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a three-part studio-based course examining abstraction and non-representational art through various techniques and materials. This workshop is open to artists of all levels and experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. The sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collection, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which ... read more

  • Yoga in the Galleries

    Yoga in the Galleries

    01/18/2018 - 01/18/2018

    Join us for a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by instructors from Five Points Yoga, this program is free and open to both beginner and experienced yogis. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; tickets are available at the front desk starting at 5:15 p.m. Yoga mats provided.

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  • 90 Carlton: Winter

    90 Carlton: Winter

    02/01/2018 - 02/01/2018

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present this reception featuring the winter exhibitions in conjunction with the Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts. Enjoy refreshments by Epting Events, gallery activities, door prizes and "Ask the Experts." Free and open to the public. RSVP to [email protected] or 706.542.4199.

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