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, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), All Ages, Seniors (55+)

Events

  • Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular, the Eighth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular, the Eighth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    02/04/2016 - 02/06/2016

    The Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts is held every other year. This year's theme is "Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular." Register at http://bit.ly/Green2016.

    All events take place in Mahler Hall, UGA Hotel and Conference Center (Georgia Center), unless otherwise specified. Schedule is subject to change. In the event of severe weather, the Georgia Center does not follow the closing schedule of the University... read more

  • Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular, the Eighth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular, the Eighth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    02/04/2016 - 02/06/2016

    The Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts is held every other year. This year's theme is "Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular." Register at http://bit.ly/Green2016.

    All events take place in Mahler Hall, UGA Hotel and Conference Center (Georgia Center), unless otherwise specified. Schedule is subject to change. In the event of severe weather, the Georgia Center does not follow the closing schedule of the University... read more

  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "Tools of the Trade"

    02/10/2016 - 02/10/2016

    Join the co-curators of the exhibition, Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, and Tricia Miller, head registrar, for a special look at this show that explores the behind-the-scenes side of museum work.

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  • Lecture: Artist Alice Aycock

    Lecture: Artist Alice Aycock

    02/11/2016 - 02/11/2016

    Join Alice Aycock as she shares stories of her career as an artist and get an in-depth look at selected works from the artist's oeuvre. Her large-scale pieces in earth and industrial materials pertain to themes of human and spatial relationships with nature, architecture and the built environment.

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    02/11/2016 - 02/11/2016

    Enjoy coffee, dessert, and a tour of the exhibition "Tools of the Trade" (led by co-curator and head registrar Tricia Miller) prior to the performance by pianists Wu Han and Alessio Bax, artist members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and special guest pianist Robert Spano in Hodgson Hall. Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu. The event at the museum and refreshments ... read more

  • Behind-the-Scenes Film Series: “Gerhard Richter Painting”

    Behind-the-Scenes Film Series: “Gerhard Richter Painting”

    02/11/2016 - 02/11/2016

    This film follows legendary German painter Gerhard Richter in his studio through the spring and summer of 2009, granting viewers access into the artist's personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. With a fly-on-the-wall perspective, viewers follow Richter as he creates large abstract paintings with fat brushes and a massive squeegee, applying layers of paint until the highly charged process creates a work of art. Directed by Corinna Belz. German with English subtitles. 2012, 97 mi... read more

  • Empty Bowl Painting

    Empty Bowl Painting

    02/11/2016 - 02/11/2016

    Come to the museum and put your hand to painting glazes on a ceramic bowl to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.Their Empty Bowl Luncheon at the Classic Center on March 2 is a major fundraising event, and the decorated bowls are offered to guests who buy tickets to enjoy a simple lunch of soup and sandwich, and to hear speakers talk about the work of the food bank to address food insecurity for families in a 14-county area. A donatio... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    02/12/2016 - 02/12/2016

    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 select Fridays during the spring 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; call 706.542.0448 or email branew@uga.edu.

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  • Family Day: Tools of the Trade

    Family Day: Tools of the Trade

    02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016

    Explore the behind-the-scenes world of art museums in the exhibition "Tools of the Trade," then try your hand at curating your very own mini-exhibition 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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  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    02/14/2016 - 02/14/2016

    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: “David Ligare: California Classicist”

    Tour at Two: “David Ligare: California Classicist”

    02/17/2016 - 02/17/2016

    Join museum director William Underwood Eiland for a tour of the exhibition "David Ligare: California Classicist."

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  • Lecture: William Ferris

    Lecture: William Ferris

    02/18/2016 - 02/18/2016

    "The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists": Dr. William Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and senior associate director of UNC's Center for the Study of the American South, will address the Do Good Fund, southern photography, images of the American South and the region in this lecture. Presented in conjunction with the Do Good Fund Exhibitions. Co-sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

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  • Student Night

    Student Night

    02/18/2016 - 02/18/2016

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

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    02/18/2016 - 02/18/2016

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents February 18, 2016, at 7 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

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  • Tour at Two: “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture”

    Tour at Two: “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture”

    02/24/2016 - 02/24/2016

    Dr. Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History and co-curator of the exhibition, will give a tour of the exhibition.

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  • Teen Studio: Georgia's Girlhood Embroidery

    Teen Studio: Georgia's Girlhood Embroidery

    02/25/2016 - 02/25/2016

    Teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in this special studio workshop program led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. We'll check out beautiful examples of embroidered textiles in a tour of the exhibition "Georgia's Girlhood Embroidery: 'Crowned with Glory and Immortality,'" then create our own embroidered wall hanging that tells our story. Includes a pizza dinner. This program is free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, please email read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    02/26/2016 - 02/26/2016

    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 select Fridays during the spring 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; call 706.542.0448 or email branew@uga.edu.

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  • Black History Month Dinner

    Black History Month Dinner

    02/26/2016 - 02/26/2016

    This year's event, Hallowed Ground: Sites of African American Memory, echoes the national Black History Month theme, which celebrates the physical places that are important in African American history. The Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation will be presented to Emma Amos and Michael L. Thurmond. The cost is $55 for members, $75 for nonmembers. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or 706.542.4199.

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  • Artful Conversation:

    Artful Conversation: "David Ligare"

    03/02/2016 - 03/02/2016

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of David Ligare's painting "Hercules Protecting the Balance between Pleasure and Virtue" (1993).

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  • Behind-the-Scenes Film Series: “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present”

    Behind-the-Scenes Film Series: “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present”

    03/03/2016 - 03/03/2016

    This film offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes portrait of "the grandmother of performance art" as she prepares for a blockbuster retrospective exhibit of her controversial work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With total access granted by Abramović and MoMA, the documentary takes the viewer inside the world of radical performance and provides an intimate, engaging portrait of a woman who draws no distinction between life and art. Directed by Matthew Akers and Jeff Dupre. 2012, 106... read more

  • Tour at Two: “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture”

    Tour at Two: “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture”

    03/09/2016 - 03/09/2016

    Join Mary Scales English, co-curator of the exhibition "Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture," for a special guided tour.

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  • Behind-the-Scenes Film Series: “Le Mystère Picasso”

    Behind-the-Scenes Film Series: “Le Mystère Picasso”

    03/10/2016 - 03/10/2016

    Director Henri-Georges Clouzot peers into the imagination of Pablo Picasso in this quiet documentary that captures the revolutionary painter's creative process through a combination of stop-motion and time-lapse photography. Picasso's work comes to life on screen, paint strokes and splashes of color appear as if by magic, and empty canvases become platforms for a series of daring and original drawings and paintings that exist only within the confines of this film. French with English subtitle... read more

  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    03/13/2016 - 03/13/2016

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

    read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    03/16/2016 - 03/16/2016

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents March 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

    read more

  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    03/17/2016 - 03/17/2016

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents on March 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

    read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    03/18/2016 - 03/18/2016

    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 spring 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; call 706.542.0448 or email branew@uga.edu. read more

  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    03/22/2016 - 03/22/2016

    Enjoy coffee, dessert, and and a gallery tour prior to the performance by Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn in Hodgson Hall. Enjoy Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu. The event at the museum and refreshments are free.

    read more

  • Tour at Two: “David Ligare: California Classicist”

    Tour at Two: “David Ligare: California Classicist”

    03/23/2016 - 03/23/2016

    Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a tour of the exhibition "David Ligare: California Classicist."

    read more

  • Family Day: Cherokee Baskets

    Family Day: Cherokee Baskets

    03/26/2016 - 03/26/2016

    Learn about the rich traditions of Cherokee basket making in the exhibition "Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture," then head down to the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom to try your hand at weaving your own basket.

    Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

    read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    03/30/2016 - 03/30/2016

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents March 30, 2016, at 2 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

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