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

    10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014

    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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  • Shouky Shaheen Lecture: Katherine A. Schwab

    Shouky Shaheen Lecture: Katherine A. Schwab

    10/02/2014 - 10/02/2014

    The Shouky Shaheen Lecture brings a distinguished nationally or internationally recognized artist or scholar to present a lecture at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art each year. This year's lecture, "The Parthenon Metope Sculptures: Reimagining the Lost Narratives," will be held at the Georgia Museum of Art and presented by artist and professor Katherine Schwab, in conjunction with the exhibition "An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab."

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  • Lunch and Learn: Feminism and the Guerrilla Girls

    Lunch and Learn: Feminism and the Guerrilla Girls

    10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014

    UGA faculty and staff are invited to join Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, and Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a look ahead at the upcoming exhibition "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond." Lunch will be provided, but space is limited. Please email Carissa DiCindio, curator of edu... read more

  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "Boxers and Backbeats" and "The . . . of E6"

    10/08/2014 - 10/08/2014

    Tour at Two will be led by Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum of Art.

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  • 90 Carlton: Autumn

    90 Carlton: Autumn

    10/10/2014 - 10/10/2014

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a quarterly reception featuring the fall exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments by Epting Events, gallery activities, door prizes and "Ask the Experts" at 7 p.m. Free for members. $5 for non-members. Call 706.542.4662 for more details.

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  • Family Day: Art and Music

    Family Day: Art and Music

    10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014

    Learn how art and music intertwine by exploring the exhibitions "Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene" and "The . . . of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six" for inspiration, then head down to the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom to create your own band poster.

    Although this Family Day was listed as October 18, on the cards distributed throughout the Athens community and surrounding areas, it has been rescheduled to October 11. Families ... read more

  • Student Night

    Student Night

    10/16/2014 - 10/16/2014

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food, fun and DIY projects. See the group's Facebook page for more information. Student Night is generously sponsored by UGA Parents & Families Association.  8-10:30 p.m.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    10/16/2014 - 10/16/2014

    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 & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné and ATHICA will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on those nights to showcase their visual-arts programming. Visit 3Thurs.org for a calendar of events.

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  • Drawing in the Galleries

    Drawing in the Galleries

    10/16/2014 - 10/16/2014

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

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  • Museum Mix

    Museum Mix

    10/16/2014 - 10/16/2014

    Come to our free late-night art party and enjoy refreshments, access to all the galleries and music by a live DJ. #museummix

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  • Symposium: Rethinking the Parthenon: Color, Materiality and Aesthetics

    Symposium: Rethinking the Parthenon: Color, Materiality and Aesthetics

    10/17/2014 - 10/17/2014

    Keynote Speech: Robin Osborne, "The Parthenon as a Work of Art." This international symposium will bring eminent scholars to Georgia's flagship university in Athens, Georgia, to present and discuss critical new research on the Parthenon. Built for the goddess Athena on the Acropolis of Athens between 447 and 432 B.C.E., the Parthenon was the most sumptuously adorned temple in the Greek world. Today its marble shell is the most iconic remnant of classical Greek civilization, a veritable short... read more

  • Symposium: Rethinking the Parthenon: Color, Materiality and Aesthetics

    Symposium: Rethinking the Parthenon: Color, Materiality and Aesthetics

    10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014

    This symposium expands the scope of "Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy" by addressing the broader theme of diplomacy throughout the history of visual and material culture worldwide. The visual arts can and have been used to promote and facilitate diplomatic agendas across cultures and time, and yet, the arts have also challenged or impeded diplomatic eff... read more

  • Family Day: Art and Music

    Family Day: Art and Music

    10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014

    Learn how art and music intertwine by exploring the exhibitions "Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene" and "The . . . of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six" for inspiration, then head down to the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom to create your own band poster.

    Although this Family Day was listed as October 18, on the cards distributed throughout the Athens community and surrounding areas, it has been rescheduled to October 11. Families ... read more

  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    10/19/2014 - 10/19/2014

    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: "Aspects of Modernism: American Art of the 1920s and 1930s"

    10/22/2014 - 10/22/2014

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, will lead guests on a tour of the permanent collection.

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  • Alfred Heber Holbrook Lecture: Carl Strehlke

    Alfred Heber Holbrook Lecture: Carl Strehlke

    10/23/2014 - 10/23/2014

    Carl Brandon Strehlke, adjunct curator, John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, will deliver the keynote speech of the Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium, titled "Curating the Renaissance."

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  • Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium

    Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium

    10/23/2014 - 10/24/2014

    Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This symposium in memory of scholar Andrew Ladis celebrates both his love of trecento painting and his commitment to its display, study and preservation in a museum context. Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Symposium talks are free and open to the public. All talks will take place at the Georgia Museum of Art.

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  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab"

    10/29/2014 - 10/29/2014

    Join Chiara Tondi Resta, University of Georgia undergraduate honors classics student, for a gallery tour of the exhibition.

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