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+)


  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    10/16/2014 - 12/18/2014

    Six 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 & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné and ATHICA will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on those nights to showcase their visual-arts programming. Visit 3Thurs.org for a calendar of events.

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  • Holiday Book Sale

    Holiday Book Sale

    12/02/2014 - 12/05/2014

    Come shop for your loved ones at the museum's annual holiday book sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres. We take credit cards! If you have books you'd like to donate, please contact us at 706-542-4662. We'll even come pick them up and give you a donation form for your taxes.

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  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "Emilio Pucci in America"

    12/03/2014 - 12/03/2014

    Join Mary Koon for a tour highlighting the exhibition "Emilio Pucci in America." All ages welcome. This tour will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 2-3 p.m.

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  • Artful Conversation: Elaine de Kooning

    Artful Conversation: Elaine de Kooning

    12/10/2014 - 12/10/2014

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Elaine de Kooning's painting "Bacchus #81" (1983).

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  • Family Day: Pucci Holiday Celebration

    Family Day: Pucci Holiday Celebration

    12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014

    Explore the colorful, funky fashion of designer Emilio Pucci in the exhibition "Emilio Pucci in America," then create your own Pucci-inspired marbled holiday ornaments in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Enjoy a special holiday performance by the Meridian Women's Choir. Refreshments will be served.

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  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/14/2014 - 12/14/2014

    Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. 3-4 p.m.

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  • Tour at Two: The Nightmare Transported Into Art: Odilon Redon's 'St. Anthony'

    Tour at Two: The Nightmare Transported Into Art: Odilon Redon's 'St. Anthony'

    12/17/2014 - 12/17/2014

    Join Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art, for a tour of the exhibition "The Nightmare Transported into Art: Odilon Redon's 'St. Anthony.'"

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  • Drawing in the Galleries

    Drawing in the Galleries

    12/18/2014 - 12/18/2014

    Visitors are invited to sketch in the galleries. No instruction is provided. Pencils only. 5-8 p.m.

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