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

  • Studio Workshop: The Human Figure

    Studio Workshop: The Human Figure

    05/04/2017 - 05/25/2017

    Join Athens artist and educator Heather Foster for a four-part series of studio sessions focused on the human figure. The workshop will draw inspiration from examples of figurative works in the museum's collection, including many not currently on view. Students will try their hand at gesture drawings, paper shadow portraits, live model drawings and abstracted paintings. This workshop is open to artists of all levels of experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. Th... read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    05/24/2017 - 05/24/2017

    This tour will be led by docents. Tours are open and free to the public and meet in the downstairs lobby.

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/04/2017 - 06/04/2017

    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: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/07/2017 - 06/07/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.

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  • Family Day: Flowers and Birds

    Family Day: Flowers and Birds

    06/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

    Explore paintings featuring beautiful landscapes, flowers and birds in the exhibition "The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade," then create your own nature-inspired work of art 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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  • Artful Conversation: George Segal

    Artful Conversation: George Segal

    06/14/2017 - 06/14/2017

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for an in-depth gallery conversation on George Segal's "Young Woman in Doorway" (1983).

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    06/15/2017 - 06/15/2017

    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

  • Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/15/2017 - 06/15/2017

    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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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/21/2017 - 06/21/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.

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  • Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West:

    Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West: "Reap the Wild Wind"

    06/22/2017 - 06/22/2017

    Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

    A Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor and eventually leads to tragedy. (123 min.)

    This event will be held in conjunction with the exhi... read more

  • Tour at Two: “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design”

    Tour at Two: “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design”

    06/28/2017 - 06/28/2017

    This exhibition focuses on Ponti's outstanding career from the 1920s through the 1950s. Join docents for a special tour of this exhibition. Tours are open and free to the public.

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  • Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West:

    Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West: "Key Largo"

    06/29/2017 - 06/29/2017

    In conjunction with the exhibition "Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan." Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

    A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 min.)

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