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: Decorative Arts

    Tour at Two: Decorative Arts

    07/06/2016 - 07/06/2016

    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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  • “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine”

    “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine”

    07/07/2016 - 07/07/2016

    Take a journey inside the world of a legend of modern art and icon of feminism. Onscreen, the nonagenarian Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial and emotionally raw - an uncompromising artist whose life and work are imbued with her ongoing obsession with the mysteries of childhood. Her process is on full display in this intimate documentary, which features the artist in her studio and with her installations, shedding light on her intentions and inspirations. Filmed with unparalleled access ... read more

  • “Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana”

    “Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana”

    07/10/2016 - 07/10/2016

    "Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana," encompasses more than 130 works on paper, copper casts and sculpture from the Mixografia Workshop. Join docents as they lead this tour. All tours meet in the lobby and are free to the public.        

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  • Artful Conversation: St. George Window

    Artful Conversation: St. George Window

    07/13/2016 - 07/13/2016

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, and Annelies Mondi, deputy director, for an in-depth discussion of the stained-glass window of St. George.

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  • Film: “Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace” and “A Brief History of John Baldessari”

    Film: “Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace” and “A Brief History of John Baldessari”

    07/14/2016 - 07/14/2016

    The first film (2006, 44 min.) follows Smith as she works in her East Village townhouse to prepare for an eight-room installation at the Fondazione Querini Stamplia in Venice, Italy, to open contemporaneously with the 2005 Venice Biennale. Watch Smith collaborate with the artisans fabricating her sculptures and observe her daily interactions with her assistants, then travel with her to Venice and witness the complex installation of her exhibition, which proves to be an integral part of the c... read more

  • Tour at Two: “Turned and Sculpted: Wood Art from the Collection of Arthur and Jane Mason”

    Tour at Two: “Turned and Sculpted: Wood Art from the Collection of Arthur and Jane Mason”

    07/20/2016 - 07/20/2016

    Turned and Sculpted takes a look at the serene beauty of the wood art treasures from the Mason collection. Join docents for a tour at the Georgia Museum of Art. All ages are welcome to attend.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    07/21/2016 - 09/15/2016

    Seven of Athens' established venues for visual art (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) hold this event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month, to showcase their programming. Details posted at 3thurs.org.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    07/21/2016 - 09/15/2016

    Seven of Athens' established venues for visual art (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) hold this event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month, to showcase their programming. Details posted at 3Thurs.org.

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  • Films by Ed Ruscha: “Miracle” and “Premium”

    Films by Ed Ruscha: “Miracle” and “Premium”

    07/21/2016 - 07/21/2016

    Artist Ed Ruscha has spent his career hungrily exploring different media, and his two short films, which are rarely screened, show a gift for deadpan comedy. "Premium" dates from a period when Ruscha had grown tired of paint and was working with materials such as chocolate sauce, salad dressing, raw eggs and motor oil. An offbeat exercise in self-parody, the film follows a young lothario (artist Larry Bell) as he rents a cheap room, arranges a giant salad on the sheets of its bed and invites ... read more

  • 90 Carlton: Summer

    90 Carlton: Summer

    07/22/2016 - 07/22/2016

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present this reception featuring the summer exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments, gallery activities, door prizes and "Ask the Experts" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Event Partners: Athens Printing Company, Barron's Rental Center and Epting Events. Free for members, $5 nonmembers. Join at the event for complimentary admission. RSVP to gmoarsvp@ uga.edu or 706.542.4199.

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  • Family Day: Express Yourself

    Family Day: Express Yourself

    09/17/2016 - 09/17/2016

    Explore the vibrant, colorful and expressive work of abstract expressionist artist Gary Hudson in the exhibition "Living Color: Gary Hudson in the 1970s," then create your own expressionist masterpiece in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    09/21/2016 - 09/21/2016

    Enjoy coffee, dessert, and a gallery tour at the museum prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Havana Cuba All-Stars. Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    09/21/2016 - 09/21/2016

    Enjoy coffee, dessert, and a gallery tour at the museum prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Havana Cuba All-Stars. Enjoy Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • International Scholarly Symposium:

    International Scholarly Symposium: "Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects"

    09/23/2016 - 09/24/2016

    Speakers from Europe and the United States will discuss the history of collecting Russian art in America. In addition, papers will be devoted to individual works of art featured in the exhibition of the same name. The presentations will include reports on the conservation and restoration of the objects of art, as well as detailed findings of a scientific multispectral imaging of a hitherto unknown painting by Aleksei G. Venetsianov (1780–1847), one of Russia's most significant 19th-century ... read more

  • Artful Conversation: “Bridge and Tugs”

    Artful Conversation: “Bridge and Tugs”

    09/28/2016 - 09/28/2016

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Jonas Lie's painting "Bridge and Tugs" (ca. 1911–15).

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  • Student Night

    Student Night

    09/29/2016 - 09/29/2016

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music, food, fun and themed activities to celebrate the current exhibitions. Student Night is generously sponsored by the UGA Parents and Families Association and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

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