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+)


  • Artful Conversation: Mixografia Workshop

    Artful Conversation: Mixografia Workshop

    06/29/2016 - 06/29/2016

    Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, will lead an in-depth gallery discussion of selected works from the exhibition.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    07/21/2016 - 09/15/2016

    Seven of Athens' established venues for visual art (the Georgia Museum of Art, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, CineĢ, the Classic Center and ATHICA) hold this event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month, to showcase their programming. Details posted at 3thurs.org.

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    09/21/2016 - 09/21/2016

    Enjoy coffee, dessert, and a gallery tour at the museum prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Havana Cuba All-Stars. Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • International Scholarly Symposium:

    International Scholarly Symposium: "Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects"

    09/23/2016 - 09/24/2016

    This symposium expands the scope of "Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy" by addressing the broader theme of diplomacy throughout the history of visual and material culture worldwide. The visual arts can and have been used to promote and facilitate diplomatic agendas across cultures and time, and yet, the arts have also challenged or impeded diplomatic eff... read more