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

    05/04/2016 - 05/04/2016

    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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  • Wine Tasting Night:

    Wine Tasting Night: "David Ligare, California Classicist"

    05/05/2016 - 05/05/2016

    Join us for an evening of wine, art and conversation with this special program presented in conjunction with the exhibition "David Ligare: California Classicist." Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art and in-house curator of the exhibition, and Christine Loren Albright, assistant professor in the Classics department, will lead a gallery talk. Following the tour, enjoy a selection of four wines paired with works of art from the exhibition. Space is limited, email read more

  • Studio Workshop: Realism and Representational Art

    Studio Workshop: Realism and Representational Art

    05/05/2016 - 05/26/2016

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Hope Hilton for a four-part series of studio-based courses that will introduce participants to effective techniques for achieving realistic and representational outcomes in works of art. This workshop is open to artists of all levels and experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. The sessions will draw inspiration from the museum's collection, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The cost of the... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness: Monastics Event

    Morning Mindfulness: Monastics Event

    05/06/2016 - 05/06/2016

    In conjunction with Morning Mindfulness and UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, the Georgia Museum of Art will host monks from the Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, Mississippi, for a lecture and guided walking meditation in the sculpture garden. Brown bag lunch will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. Please contact 706.542.0448 or branew@uga.edu for details.

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  • Artful Conversation: Louis Bouché

    Artful Conversation: Louis Bouché

    05/11/2016 - 05/11/2016

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Louis Bouché's painting "Italy" (1918).  2-3 p.m.

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  • Annual Meeting and Reception of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

    Annual Meeting and Reception of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

    05/12/2016 - 05/12/2016

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art presents its annual meeting, which will include highlights from the group's activities and the annual presentation of the M. Smith Griffith Volunteer of the Year Award. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or 706.542.4199.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    05/12/2016 - 05/12/2016

    Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. 7-8 p.m.

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  • Family Day: Fun with Face Jugs

    Family Day: Fun with Face Jugs

    05/14/2016 - 05/14/2016

    Learn about Georgia's folk pottery traditions in the galleries, meet local potters and then make your own face jug 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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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    05/15/2016 - 05/15/2016

    Join docents as they lead a tour of the permanent collection. All tours meet in the lobby and are free to the public. 

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  • 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”

    05/18/2016 - 05/18/2016

    Join Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, for a tour of the exhibition from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This exhibition features the serene beauty of modern design expressed in wood by studio artists.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    05/19/2016 - 05/19/2016

    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. Full schedules are posted at 3Thurs.org.

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  • Tour at Two: “Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society”

    Tour at Two: “Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society”

    05/25/2016 - 05/25/2016

    Join the Tour at Two: "Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society" led by Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/01/2016 - 06/01/2016

    Join us for a tour of the permanent collection led by the museum's docents. All tours meet in the lobby.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/08/2016 - 06/08/2016

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents June 8, 2016, at 2 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

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  • Teen Studio: Mixografia

    Teen Studio: Mixografia

    06/09/2016 - 06/09/2016

    Teens ages 13–18 will learn about the work of artists from the Mixografia workshop in the exhibition "Paper in Profile: Mixografia and the Taller de Gráfica Mexicana," then experiment with papermaking and collage techniques to create their own unique work of art. Includes a pizza dinner. This program is free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, please email callan@uga.edu or call 706.542.8863.

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/12/2016 - 06/12/2016

    Join docents as they lead a tour of the permanent collection. 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

    06/15/2016 - 06/15/2016

    Join us for a tour of the permanent collection led by the museum's docents. All tours meet in the lobby.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    06/16/2016 - 06/16/2016

    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. Full schedules are posted at 3Thurs.org.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/16/2016 - 06/16/2016

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents on June 16, 2016, at 7 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

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  • Museum Mix

    Museum Mix

    06/16/2016 - 06/16/2016

    The museum's thrice-annual late-night art party features a live deejay, 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

    06/22/2016 - 06/22/2016

    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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  • Family Day: Wood Art

    Family Day: Wood Art

    06/25/2016 - 06/25/2016

    Check out examples of wooden vessels, bowls and other forms in the exhibition "Turned and Sculpted: Wood Art from the Collection of Arthur and Jane Mason, and then use wooden pieces to create your own 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: Mixografia Workshop

    Artful Conversation: Mixografia Workshop

    06/29/2016 - 06/29/2016

    Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, will lead an in-depth gallery discussion of selected works from the exhibition.

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