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+)


  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments"

    03/04/2015 - 03/04/2015

    Join Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, for a tour highlighting the works of Pierre Daura. 

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  • Lecture:

    Lecture: "The Promises of Empowered Girls"

    03/05/2015 - 03/05/2015

    Dr. Nancy Lesko, Teachers College, Columbia University, will present "The Promises of Empowered Girls," cosponsored by the Feminist Scholar Activists (FSA), the LISELL project (a National Science Foundation grant for science instruction and English language learners) and the UGA department of art and art education.

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    03/05/2015 - 03/05/2015

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour by Laura Valeri prior to the performance by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy in Hodgson Hall. Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes will be served. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu

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  • Artful Conversation:

    Artful Conversation: "When Night Has Come"

    03/11/2015 - 03/11/2015

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, and Brittany Ranew, Kress Interpretive Fellow, for an in-depth discussion of Dale Kennington's "When Night Has Come." 

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  • Tour at Two: “Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda”

    Tour at Two: “Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda”

    03/18/2015 - 03/18/2015

    Join us for the exhibition "Chaos & Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda," which is led by Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art. Lerda's art draws on his personal experiences growing up in Italy during World War II and his interest in the eternal battle between chaos and order.

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  • Drawing in the Galleries

    Drawing in the Galleries

    03/19/2015 - 03/19/2015

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

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    03/19/2015 - 03/19/2015

    Third Thursday is a monthly evening of art in Athens, Georgia! It's a great opportunity to see visual art at seven excellent and established art venues. This event will be held every third Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. For locations, visit www.3thurs.org.

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  • Family Day: Picturing Attachments

    Family Day: Picturing Attachments

    03/21/2015 - 03/21/2015

    Learn about the work of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura through interactive gallery stations in the exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments." Then create your own Daura-inspired work of art. Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota, YellowBook USA 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

    03/22/2015 - 03/22/2015

    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: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    03/25/2015 - 03/25/2015

    Join us for a tour of the permanent collection led by the museum's docents. 2-3 p.m. All tours meet in the lobby

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    04/02/2015 - 04/02/2015

    Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. 6-7 p.m.

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  • Lecture: Adelheid Gealt

    Lecture: Adelheid Gealt

    04/09/2015 - 04/09/2015

    The exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments" focuses on the many ways Daura's attachment to his wife, Louise, and daughter, Martha, found expression in his work over a lifetime. From his courtship of Louise to their marriage, the birth and growth of Martha and Louise's illness and death, Daura made wonderful, touching images of his family. Dr. Adelheid M. Gealt, curator of the exhibition and author of the accompanying catalogue, will provide her insights into how Daura res... read more

  • Teen Studio: Piero Lerda

    Teen Studio: Piero Lerda

    04/09/2015 - 04/09/2015

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to take part in this free gallery tour and art-making workshop, led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. Participants will explore the exhibition "Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda," then create their own colorful mixed media works of art inspired by the show. Pizza and drinks are included. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call 706.542.8863 or email calla... read more

  • 90 Carlton: Spring

    90 Carlton: Spring

    04/10/2015 - 04/10/2015

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a special edition of the museum's quarterly reception, highlighting this year's Master of Fine Arts degree candidates exhibition. Free.

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  • Slow Art Day

    Slow Art Day

    04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015

    Come take a break from UGA's spring scrimmage activities or just from the rat race. This event encourages people all over the world to visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet to talk about their experience.

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