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

  • Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    11/28/2017 - 11/30/2017

    Come shop for your loved ones at the museum's annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres as well as a selection of frames. We take credit cards. If you have books you'd like to donate, please contact us at 706-542-4662.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/29/2017 - 11/29/2017

    Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. 2-3 p.m.

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  • Americans in Paris Film Series: “Paris Was a Woman”

    Americans in Paris Film Series: “Paris Was a Woman”

    11/30/2017 - 11/30/2017

    Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

    Female artists, writers, photographers, designers and adventurers settled in Paris between the wars. They embraced France and cherished a way of life quite different than the one they left behind. This documentary presents archival footage, music, painti... read more

  • Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    12/01/2017 - 12/01/2017

    Come shop for your loved ones at the museum's annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres as well as a selection of frames. We take credit cards. If you have books you'd like to donate, please contact us at 706-542-4662.

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  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    12/01/2017 - 12/01/2017

    The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Free meditation sessions will be held on select Fridays during the fall semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged, contact 706.542.8863 or [email protected].

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  • Family Day: Holiday Celebration

    Family Day: Holiday Celebration

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Celebrate the holidays at the museum. Discover festive themes in the permanent collection, then create your own glittering, bright, wintry work of art in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Enjoy refreshments and a special holiday performance by Meridian Women's Choir in the lobby. 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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  • Friends Membership Day in the Museum Shop

    Friends Membership Day in the Museum Shop

    12/03/2017 - 12/03/2017

    Members of the Friends enjoy a 20 percent discount in the Museum Shop on regularly priced items, just in time for the holidays. Attractively wrapped gift memberships will also be available for holiday hosts, teachers, friends and colleagues. Not currently a member? Join onsite to receive the discount. Light refreshments will be served while you stroll, shop and save.

    Sunday, December 3, 2017
    1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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  • Tour at Two: “Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Crafts”

    Tour at Two: “Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Crafts”

    12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017

    Sam Thomas, curator of the T.R.R. Cobb House and guest curator of the exhibition, will give a special tour.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    12/07/2017 - 12/07/2017

    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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  • Collectors Holiday Party

    Collectors Holiday Party

    12/10/2017 - 12/10/2017

    Celebrate the holidays at the annual Collectors Holiday Party on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. Tour a local home and enjoy the festivities. This event is open to members of the Collectors. For more information or to join the Collectors, call our membership office at 706-542-0830 or visit the "Join" page on our website.

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  • Toddler Tuesday: Louise Blair Daura

    Toddler Tuesday: Louise Blair Daura

    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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  • 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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