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

  • Artful Conversation: Ralph Chessé

    Artful Conversation: Ralph Chessé

    08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth conversation about selected works in the exhibition "Ralph Chessé."

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  • Museum Mix

    Museum Mix

    08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015

    The museum's thrice-annual late-night art party features a DJ, free refreshments and all the galleries open until midnight. #museummix

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  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    08/09/2015 - 08/09/2015

    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: Decorative Arts

    Tour at Two: Decorative Arts

    08/12/2015 - 08/12/2015

    Join Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, for an in-depth look at our decorative arts on display. All tours meet in the lobby and everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Family Day: Back to School Celebration

    Family Day: Back to School Celebration

    08/15/2015 - 08/15/2015

    Celebrate the back-to-school season with fun interactive gallery stations in the museum's permanent collection, then get ready for the new school year by decorating a pencil case and notebook.

    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: “Art Hazelwood and Ronnie Goodman: Speaking to the Issues”

    Tour at Two: “Art Hazelwood and Ronnie Goodman: Speaking to the Issues”

    08/19/2015 - 08/19/2015

    Led by museum director (and curator of the exhibition) William Underwood Eiland. All tours meet in the lobby and everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    08/20/2015 - 08/20/2015

    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 p.m. until 9 p.m. to showcase their visual-arts programming. A free shuttle service, courtesy of the Classic Center, runs every 30 minutes. Full schedules ar... read more

  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    08/20/2015 - 08/20/2015

    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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  • Tour at Two: “Ralph Chessé”

    Tour at Two: “Ralph Chessé”

    08/26/2015 - 08/26/2015

    Join Brittany Ranew, Kress Interpretive Fellow, for a look at this exhibition of paintings, puppets and works on paper. All tours meet in the lobby and everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    09/02/2015 - 09/02/2015

    Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. All tours meet in the lobby and everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    09/03/2015 - 09/03/2015

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part workshop introduction to watercolor and gouache materials and techniques. This workshop held Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 is open to artists of all levels of experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. All sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collections, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover a... read more

  • Student Night

    Student Night

    09/10/2015 - 09/10/2015

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music, food, fun and DIY projects in printmaking, celebrating "El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte." Student Night is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art and UGA Parents and Families Association.

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  • Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    09/10/2015 - 09/10/2015

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part workshop introduction to watercolor and gouache materials and techniques. This workshop held Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 is open to artists of all levels of experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. All sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collections, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover a... read more

  • Family Day: Line, Shape and Form

    Family Day: Line, Shape and Form

    09/12/2015 - 09/12/2015

    Line, shape and form are three important building blocks of works of art. Explore the ways artists use these elements to compose works of art in the permanent collection, then create your own masterpiece to take home.

    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: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    09/16/2015 - 09/16/2015

    Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. All tours meet in the lobby and everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    09/17/2015 - 09/17/2015

    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 p.m. until 9 p.m. to showcase their visual-arts programming. A free shuttle service, courtesy of the Classic Center, runs every 30 minutes. Full schedules ar... read more

  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    09/17/2015 - 09/17/2015

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

    read more

  • Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    09/17/2015 - 09/17/2015

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part workshop introduction to watercolor and gouache materials and techniques. This workshop held Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 is open to artists of all levels of experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. All sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collections, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover a... read more

  • Artful Conversation: “McIntosh County Shouters”

    Artful Conversation: “McIntosh County Shouters”

    09/23/2015 - 09/23/2015

    Join Callan Steinman, associate curator of education, for a discussion of Art Rosenbaum's painting "McIntosh County Shouters."

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  • Lecture: Seth Hopkins,

    Lecture: Seth Hopkins, "Contemporary Western Art"

    09/24/2015 - 09/24/2015

    Seth Hopkins, director of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, will deliver the lecture "Contemporary Western Art: More than Cowboys and Indians." The Booth houses the country's best collection of Contemporary Western American Art. Hopkins will define "contemporary" and "western" in this lecture while tracing artistic developments in western art over the past 50 years. He will also discuss the daunting legacy facing today's western artists, left by those working from 1830 to... read more

  • Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    Watercolor and Gouache Workshop

    09/24/2015 - 09/24/2015

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part workshop introduction to watercolor and gouache materials and techniques. This workshop held Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 is open to artists of all levels of experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. All sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collections, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover a... read more

  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    09/27/2015 - 09/27/2015

    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

    09/30/2015 - 09/30/2015

    Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. All tours meet in the lobby and everyone is welcome to attend.

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