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

  • EspañaEnCorto: 3rd Annual Spanish Short Film Festival

    EspañaEnCorto: 3rd Annual Spanish Short Film Festival

    04/01/2015 - 04/02/2015

    EspañaEnCorto is a short film festival that offers UGA students and community members an inside look at current short films directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers. They inspire a unique perspective on the languages, cultures and current topics that influence Spanish artistic and cinematic production. Although most of these films are unknown to North American audiences, they are highly entertaining, interesting and thought provoking. An interactive discussion of the films follows each s... read more

  • Tour at Two: Humor in Art

    Tour at Two: Humor in Art

    04/01/2015 - 04/01/2015

    Join Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, for a tour honoring April Fool's Day. 2–3 p.m.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    04/02/2015 - 04/02/2015

    Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. 6-7 p.m.

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  • Artful Conversation:

    Artful Conversation: "Spring Panel"

    04/08/2015 - 04/08/2015

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Daniel Garber's "Spring Panel" (1931–32).

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  • Lecture: Adelheid Gealt

    Lecture: Adelheid Gealt

    04/09/2015 - 04/09/2015

    The exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments" focuses on the many ways Daura's attachment to his wife, Louise, and daughter, Martha, found expression in his work over a lifetime. From his courtship of Louise to their marriage, the birth and growth of Martha and Louise's illness and death, Daura made wonderful, touching images of his family. Dr. Adelheid M. Gealt, curator of the exhibition and author of the accompanying catalogue, will provide her insights into how Daura res... read more

  • Teen Studio: Piero Lerda

    Teen Studio: Piero Lerda

    04/09/2015 - 04/09/2015

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to take part in this free gallery tour and art-making workshop, led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. Participants will explore the exhibition "Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda," then create their own colorful mixed media works of art inspired by the show. Pizza and drinks are included. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call 706.542.8863 or email calla... read more

  • 90 Carlton: Spring

    90 Carlton: Spring

    04/10/2015 - 04/10/2015

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a special edition of the museum's quarterly reception, highlighting this year's Master of Fine Arts degree candidates exhibition. Free.

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  • Slow Art Day

    Slow Art Day

    04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015

    Come take a break from UGA's spring scrimmage activities or just from the rat race. This event encourages people all over the world to visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet to talk about their experience.

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  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    04/12/2015 - 04/12/2015

    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: “Jay Robinson: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts”

    Tour at Two: “Jay Robinson: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts”

    04/15/2015 - 04/15/2015

    Join us for a tour led by museum director William Underwood Eiland and chief preparator Todd Rivers, co-curators of the exhibition.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    04/16/2015 - 04/16/2015

    Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. 6-7 p.m.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    04/16/2015 - 04/16/2015

    Third Thursday is a monthly evening of art in Athens, Georgia! It's a great opportunity to see visual art at seven excellent and established art venues. This event will be held every third Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. For locations, visit www.3thurs.org.

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  • Family Day: Earth Day Celebration

    Family Day: Earth Day Celebration

    04/18/2015 - 04/18/2015

    "Earth" without "art" would just be "eh." Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the work of environmental artist Patricia Leighton in her exhibition in the sculpture garden. Kids are invited to experiment with earth pigments in a soil-painting activity and to bring a plastic bottle or container and create a recycled hanging planter to take home. In conjunction with this Family Day, the museum will also host a special student reception for Athens 5th-graders who visited the museum for a field trip ... read more

  • Museum Mix

    Museum Mix

    04/23/2015 - 04/23/2015

    The museum's thrice-annual late-night art party features a DJ, free refreshments and all the galleries open until midnight. #museummix

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  • Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Annual Meeting

    Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Annual Meeting

    04/30/2015 - 04/30/2015

    Join us for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Reception and director's talk to follow. Free and open to the public. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or call 706-542-4199.

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  • Director's Talk: Jay Robinson

    Director's Talk: Jay Robinson

    04/30/2015 - 04/30/2015

    Join museum director William Underwood Eiland for a talk on the exhibition "Jay Robinson: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts."

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