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

  • Artful Conversation: Purvis Young

    Artful Conversation: Purvis Young

    10/05/2016 - 10/05/2016

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth gallery conversation on Purvis Young's painting "Angels from Heaven and Earth."

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  • Artful Conversation: George Segal

    Artful Conversation: George Segal

    10/05/2016 - 10/05/2016

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, and Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for an in-depth gallery conversation on George Segal's "Young Woman in Doorway."

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  • Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: “’Neath Brooklyn Bridge”

    Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: “’Neath Brooklyn Bridge”

    10/06/2016 - 10/06/2016

    The 11th film in the East Side Kids series (most famous for "Angels with Dirty Faces") focuses on a gang of tough young kids who try to solve a murder. 1942, 61 min.

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  • Lecture: Artist Jeff Rich

    Lecture: Artist Jeff Rich

    10/06/2016 - 10/06/2016

    Visual artist Jeff Rich received his master's of fine art degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His current work focuses on ecology, politics, economics, recreation and the environment through photography of watersheds. His project "Watershed: A Survey of The French Broad River" was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award and was published as a monograph in 2012. His work has been featured in Fraction m... read more

  • Sunday Spotlight Tour

    Sunday Spotlight Tour

    10/09/2016 - 10/09/2016

    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: “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950”

    Tour at Two: “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950”

    10/12/2016 - 10/12/2016

    Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a tour of the exhibition. All ages are welcome.

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  • Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: “It Happened in Brooklyn”

    Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: “It Happened in Brooklyn”

    10/13/2016 - 10/13/2016

    This musical romantic comedy stars Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Kathryn Grayson and Jimmy Durante as Brooklyn denizens trying to overcome their working class origins and achieve musical stardom. Directed by Richard Whorf. 1947, 104 min.

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  • Tour at Two: Modernism

    Tour at Two: Modernism

    10/19/2016 - 10/19/2016

    Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, will lead a tour based on selected themes from the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries.

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  • Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    10/20/2016 - 10/20/2016

    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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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    10/20/2016 - 10/20/2016

    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 & Gallery@Hotel 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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  • Brooklyn Bridge Film Series:

    Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: "Brooklyn Bridge"

    10/20/2016 - 10/20/2016

    In this documentary, Ken Burns captures the physical majesty of this greatest of all achievements of the industrial age, the dramatic story of the larger-than-life men who imagined and built it, and the immense charm this granite and steel structure has exerted on generations of city dwellers. 1981, 58 min.

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  • Lecture: Richard Haw

    Lecture: Richard Haw

    10/21/2016 - 10/21/2016

    Keynote lecture of the Emerging Scholars Symposium and cosponsored by the Association of Graduate Art Students. Haw teaches in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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  • Emerging Scholars Symposium

    Emerging Scholars Symposium

    10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

    The symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950." Current graduate students and other emerging scholars will expand the scope of the exhibition by addressing the broader implications of symbolically saturated constructions throughout the history of visual and material culture. Co-sponsored by the Association of Graduate Art Students.

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  • Family Day Special Event: Poe-tober Poetry

    Family Day Special Event: Poe-tober Poetry

    10/27/2016 - 10/27/2016

    Families and kids of all ages are invited to participate in fun gallery games and a spooky scavenger hunt in the permanent collection, and to listen to readings of selected poems by Edgar Allen Poe. Participants will also write their own poems inspired by works in the museum's collection and are invited to read them aloud in the lobby. Presented in conjunction with the NEA's Big Read program.

    Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and t... read more

  • Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: “Kate and Leopold”

    Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: “Kate and Leopold”

    10/27/2016 - 10/27/2016

    The Brooklyn Bridge plays an important role in this time-traveling romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan as a 21st-century New Yorker and Hugh Jackman as a 19th-century gentleman trying to understand the modern world. 2001, 118 min.

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  • Lecture: Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm

    Lecture: Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm

    11/01/2016 - 11/01/2016

    In conjunction with "Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects," Tillander-Godenhielm, author of "The Russian Imperial Award System During the Reign of Nicholas II, 1894–1917," will discuss the historical background of objects relating to the Romanov dynasty, including military orders, medals, badges, paintings and more.

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  • Tour at Two: Thompson Collection

    Tour at Two: Thompson Collection

    11/02/2016 - 11/02/2016

    Join Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art for a tour of works from the Thompson collection on view in the permanent collection.                                           

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  • Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/03/2016 - 11/03/2016

    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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  • Studio Workshop: Abstraction Expressionism

    Studio Workshop: Abstraction Expressionism

    11/03/2016 - 11/03/2016

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to participate in this studio workshop led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. The group will check out the bold, colorful works of abstract expressionist artist Gary Hudson, then experiment with color and scale to create their own expressionist art in the studio classroom. A pizza dinner is included. This program is free, but space is limited. Call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to reserve a spot.... read more

  • Family Day: Building Bridges

    Family Day: Building Bridges

    11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

    Kids and families are invited to explore works of art in the exhibition "Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950" with interactive stations in the galleries, then to put their design skills to the test as they create their own bridges with unique materials. Be sure to check out spaghetti bridges made by students from UGA's Civil Engineering program on display in the lobby and create your own journal at a station hosted by the Georgia Review. This program is part of UG... read more

  • Family Day Special Event: Toddler Tuesday

    Family Day Special Event: Toddler Tuesday

    11/08/2016 - 11/08/2016

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries, and an art making activity 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 callan@uga.edu or call 706.542.8863 to reserve a spot.

    Family Day 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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  • Tour at Two: “Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective”

    Tour at Two: “Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective”

    11/09/2016 - 11/09/2016

    Jenny Gropp, managing editor of the Georgia Review and curator of the exhibition, will give a special tour.

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  • Student Night

    Student Night

    11/10/2016 - 11/10/2016

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music, food, fun and themed activities to celebrate the current exhibitions. Student Night is generously sponsored by the UGA Parents and Families Association and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

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  • Tour at Two: “Living Color: Gary Hudson in the 1970s”

    Tour at Two: “Living Color: Gary Hudson in the 1970s”

    11/16/2016 - 11/16/2016

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for an in-depth gallery conversation featuring selected works from the exhibition.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    11/17/2016 - 11/17/2016

    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 & Gallery@Hotel 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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  • Opening Reception: “Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective”

    Opening Reception: “Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective”

    11/17/2016 - 11/17/2016

    As part of her Georgia Poetry Circuit tour, award-winning poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read work at the opening reception for the Georgia Review's "Storytelling" exhibition. Light refreshments will be served, and the exhibition will be open for viewing. More information available at www.thegeorgiareview.com

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    11/17/2016 - 11/17/2016

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour at the museum prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Romeros, a classical guitar quartet. Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes will be offered. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour

    Sunday Spotlight Tour

    11/20/2016 - 11/20/2016

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

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  • Holiday Book Sale

    Holiday Book Sale

    11/29/2016 - 12/02/2016

    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.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/30/2016 - 11/30/2016

    Thirteen galleries house a large portion of the Georgia Museum of Art's permanent collection, including many of the 100 American paintings that made up Alfred Heber Holbrook's founding gift, with which the museum first opened its doors in November 1948.

    This tour, led by docents, may highlight a specific work, artist, gallery, or time period from the permanent collection.  

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  • Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art “Night at the Museum Shop”

    Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art “Night at the Museum Shop”

    12/01/2016 - 12/01/2016

    Members of the Friends enjoy a 20 percent discount in the Museum Shop, just in time for the holidays. Attractively wrapped gift memberships will be available for holiday hosts, teachers, friends and colleagues. Light refreshments will be served.

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  • Family Day: Royal Treasure

    Family Day: Royal Treasure

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    Check out exquisite examples of medals, statuettes and other royal treasure owned by the Romanov family of Russian rulers, then create your own glittering holiday ornament in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

    Family Day 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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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour

    Sunday Spotlight Tour

    12/04/2016 - 12/04/2016

    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: “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”

    Tour at Two: “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”

    12/07/2016 - 12/07/2016

    Join Asen Kirin, curator of the exhibition and professor of art history at UGA, for a special tour. 

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  • Tour at Two: Decorative Arts

    Tour at Two: Decorative Arts

    12/14/2016 - 12/14/2016

    Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a tour of selected works from the decorative arts collection in the permanent collection galleries. 

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  • Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/15/2016 - 12/15/2016

    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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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    12/15/2016 - 12/15/2016

    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 and Gallery@Hotel 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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  • Artful Conversation: DeScott Evans

    Artful Conversation: DeScott Evans

    12/21/2016 - 12/21/2016

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth gallery conversation featuring the painting "Still Life with Pears" by DeScott Evans (aka Stanley David).

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