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


    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+)

    Adults (21+)

    All Ages

    Seniors (55+)


  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    01/18/2018 - 04/19/2018

    Six 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 & [email protected] Indigo-Athens, Ciné and ATHICA will be open from 6 until 9 p.m. on those nights to showcase their visual-arts programming. Visit 3Thurs.org for a calendar of events.

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  • Lecture: Namita Wiggers

    Lecture: Namita Wiggers

    03/21/2018 - 03/21/2018

    Namita Wiggers is an American crafts curator, educator, and writer based in Portland, Oregon. Wiggers is the director and co-founder of Critical Craft Forum and teaches applied craft and design at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland State University. Wiggers served as the director and chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft from 2004 to 2014. Her scholarship and writing often deals with analyzing aspects of craft and their relation ... read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    03/21/2018 - 03/21/2018

    Join docents for a tour of our permanent collections at the Georgia Museum of Art. All ages are welcome to attend.

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  • Panel Discussion: “Crafting History: Beyond the Object”

    Panel Discussion: “Crafting History: Beyond the Object”

    03/22/2018 - 03/22/2018

    Join us for a conversation with leading scholars, curators and educators in a dialogue on the scholarship and narrative of craft history and material culture. Panelists include Namita Wiggers; Mia Hall, interim chair of the department of art and design at the University of Arkansas and the next director of Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina; Sarah Schleuning, curator of decorative arts and design, High Museum of Art; and Marilyn Zapf, assistant director at the Center for Craft, Creativi... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    03/23/2018 - 03/23/2018

    The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation sessions, held every other Friday during the fall semester. Sessions include a variety of instructor-led meditation, movement and mindfulness techniques. No experience or special clothing is necessary. Meditation pillows or yoga mats are provided. Reservations are encouraged; please contact 706.542.0448 or [email protected]. F... read more

  • Symposium: “The Image of the Buddha in South Asia

    Symposium: “The Image of the Buddha in South Asia"

    03/23/2018 - 03/24/2018

    Speakers from Europe and across the United States will present a series of lectures engaging the early history and development of the Buddha image in South Asia in the symposium "The Image of the Buddha in South Asia: Trans-Regional Diversity, Localized Idioms and Iconographic Innovation." These lectures accompany and will be oriented toward contextualizing the exhibition "Images of Awakening: The Buddhist Sculptural Heritage of Afghanistan and Pakistan." Lectures will include presentations b... read more

  • Toddler Tuesday: Permanent Collection

    Toddler Tuesday: Permanent Collection

    03/27/2018 - 03/27/2018

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and art activities just for little ones. This free, 40-minute program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years and will focus on the museum's permanent collection. Space is limited; please email [email protected] or call 706.542.0448 after February 1 to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the... read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    03/28/2018 - 03/28/2018

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

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