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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Collectors Day Trip to Milledgeville

    Collectors Day Trip to Milledgeville

    10/01/2015 - 10/01/2015

    Join the Collectors for a day trip to historic Milledgeville, Georgia, featuring a visit to Andalusia Farm, Flannery O'Connor's home and the background and inspiration for much of her writing; a tour of the Old Governor's Mansion, located on the campus of Georgia College & State University and one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation; lunch in downtown Milledgeville; and a tour of one of Milledgeville's stunning private silver collections, featuring champagn... read more

  • Museum Mix

    Museum Mix

    10/01/2015 - 10/01/2015

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

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    10/07/2015 - 10/07/2015

    In 2005, Professor Katherine Schwab, professor of art history at Fairfield University, began experimenting with graphite and pastel on paper to develop a new method of recording her observations of the north and east sculpted metopes on the Parthenon, the most prominent temple on the Athenian Acropolis, in Greece. Combining artistic ability and archaeological expertise, Schwab's drawings reveal new observations and discoveries of the most heavily damaged and overlooked sculptures of the Parth... read more

  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    10/11/2015 - 10/11/2015

    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:

    Tour at Two: "Before the March King; 19th Century American Bands"

    10/14/2015 - 10/14/2015

    Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a tour of this exhibition. This tour at two event will focus on 19th century American bands before the March King.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    10/15/2015 - 10/15/2015

    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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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    10/15/2015 - 10/15/2015

    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 until 9 p.m. to showcase their visual-arts programming. A free shuttle service, courtesy of the Classic Center, runs every 45 minutes. Full schedules are pos... read more

  • Film:

    Film: "The Music Man"

    10/15/2015 - 10/15/2015

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Before the March King: 19th-Century American Bands" and with an introduction by George Foreman, director of UGA's Performing Arts Center, "The Music Man" follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he f... read more

  • Artful Conversation:

    Artful Conversation: "Young Girl by a Window

    10/21/2015 - 10/21/2015

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion on Frank Weston Benson's painting "Young Girl by a Window" (1911).

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    10/22/2015 - 10/22/2015

    Enjoy coffee, dessert, champagne and a gallery tour by George Foreman, director of UGA's Performing Arts Center, of the exhibition "Before the March King" prior to the performance by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Hodgson Hall. Jittery Joe's coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes will be offered. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • 90 Carlton: Autumn

    90 Carlton: Autumn

    10/23/2015 - 10/23/2015

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present this reception featuring the autumn exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments by Epting Events, gallery activities, door prizes and "Ask the Experts." This event is free for members, $5 nonmembers. Join or renew at the event for complimentary admission. Call 706.542.4662 for more details. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or 706.542.4199.

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  • Family Day: The Art of the American Bands

    Family Day: The Art of the American Bands

    10/24/2015 - 10/24/2015

    Learn about the history of American concert bands by looking at paintings, prints, illustrated sheet music, vintage instruments and photographs related to the subject in the exhibition, "Before the March King: 19th-Century American Bands." Get up close and personal with music instruments in the UGA Community Music School's instrument petting zoo, then decorate a musical instrument to take home. Students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform in the lobby at 11 a.m.

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  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "In time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs from Raymond Smith"

    10/28/2015 - 10/28/2015

    Join Annelies Mondi, deputy director and in-house curator of this exhibition, for a special tour. This Tour at Two: "In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith" will take place at the Georgia Museum of Art.

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  • Tour at Two: Alice Aycock

    Tour at Two: Alice Aycock

    11/04/2015 - 11/04/2015

    This Tour at Two: Alice Aycock event will be held at the Georgia Museum of Art and will be led by Annelies Mondi, deputy director.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/05/2015 - 11/05/2015

    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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  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/08/2015 - 11/08/2015

    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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  • Lecture: William Fleming

    Lecture: William Fleming

    11/12/2015 - 11/12/2015

    In "American Samurai: A Teenager's Journey from New England to the Satsuma Rebellion," William Fleming, assistant professor of East Asian languages and literatures and theater studies, Yale University, will speak in conjunction with the exhibition "Samurai: The Way of the Warrior." The Satsuma Rebellion (1877) and the rebels who died in it have been romanticized in the Japanese imagination almost from the moment they first took up arms. On this side of the Pacific, the conflict was recently... read more

  • Student Night

    Student Night

    11/12/2015 - 11/12/2015

    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 UGA Parents and Families Association.

    Part of UGA's 2015 Spotlight on the Arts

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