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, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), All Ages, Seniors (55+)

Events

  • Tour at Two: “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design”

    Tour at Two: “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design”

    06/28/2017 - 06/28/2017

    This exhibition focuses on Ponti's outstanding career from the 1920s through the 1950s. Join docents for a special tour of this exhibition. Tours are open and free to the public.

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  • Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West:

    Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West: "Key Largo"

    06/29/2017 - 06/29/2017

    In conjunction with the exhibition "Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan." Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

    A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 min.)

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    07/05/2017 - 07/05/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Films in Key West:

    Films in Key West: "Matinee"

    07/06/2017 - 07/06/2017

    In conjunction with the exhibition "Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan." Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

    In "Matinee," a small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Directed by Joe Dante and starring John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty. (1993, ... read more

  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    07/09/2017 - 07/09/2017

    Join docents as they lead this tour. 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

    07/12/2017 - 07/12/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Tour at Two: “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade”

    Tour at Two: “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade”

    07/19/2017 - 07/19/2017

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, will lead a special tour of the exhibition. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    07/20/2017 - 07/20/2017

    Join us for the Third Thursday Twilight Tour led by docents. This tour will meet in the museum lobby. All ages are welcome. 

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  • Teen Studio: Modern Stenciling

    Teen Studio: Modern Stenciling

    07/20/2017 - 07/20/2017

    Teens ages 13 – 18 are invited to this studio-based workshop led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. The group will learn about modern design and draw inspiration from a special tour of the exhibition "Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Then they'll experiment with stenciling and printmaking techniques to create their own modernist masterpiece. Includes a pizza dinner. This program is free, but space is limited. Please email read more

  • Family Day: Giò Ponti and Italian Design

    Family Day: Giò Ponti and Italian Design

    07/22/2017 - 07/22/2017

    First check out examples of sleek, chic Italian mid-century design in the exhibition "Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Then, put your own design skills to the test with a modernist-inspired art activity.

    Family 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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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    07/26/2017 - 07/26/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • 90 Carlton: Summer

    90 Carlton: Summer

    07/28/2017 - 07/28/2017

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a reception featuring the summer exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments, gallery activities, door prizes and "Ask the Experts" from 7 to 8 p.m. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or by calling 706.542.4199. Register at http://bit.ly/90c-summer17.

    Event Partners: Athens Printing Company, Barron's Rental Center and Epting Events.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    08/02/2017 - 08/02/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Toddler Tuesday: Martin Johnson Heade

    Toddler Tuesday: Martin Johnson Heade

    08/08/2017 - 08/08/2017

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and art activity 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 art of Martin Johnson Heade. Space is limited; please email sagekincaid@uga.edu or call 706-542-0448 after July 1 to reserve a spot.

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  • Artful Conversation: Paul Cadmus

    Artful Conversation: Paul Cadmus

    08/09/2017 - 08/09/2017

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for a slow, contemplative conversation focusing on Paul Cadmus' painting "Playground."

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    08/13/2017 - 08/13/2017

    Join docents as they lead this tour. 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

    08/16/2017 - 08/16/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Giò Ponti

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Giò Ponti

    08/17/2017 - 08/17/2017

    Join us for the Third Thursday Twilight Tour led by docents. This tour will meet in the museum lobby. All ages are welcome. 

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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

    08/17/2017 - 08/17/2017

    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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  • Family Day: The Science of Art

    Family Day: The Science of Art

    08/19/2017 - 08/19/2017

    Celebrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and explore the relationship between science and art in this special back-to-school family program. Try out hands-on gallery stations in the permanent collection wing, fun activities in a special makerspace, artmaking projects and more.

    Family 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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  • Tour at Two: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

    Tour at Two: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

    08/23/2017 - 08/23/2017

    Hillary Brown, director of communications, will lead a tour of the exhibition "Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan." Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.

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  • Italians and Design Film Series:

    Italians and Design Film Series: "Amare Gio Ponti"

    08/24/2017 - 08/24/2017

    "Amare Gio Ponti" presents a picture of the man, the architect, aspiring painter and Italian designer who, over 50 years, tried it all with untiring energy - from the design of a door handle to the formulation of a town plan. (2015, NR. 34 min.)

    Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

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  • Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Board Meeting

    Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Board Meeting

    08/24/2017 - 08/24/2017

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art is an association of individuals, companies, and corporations who share interest in the visual arts and a desire to contribute to the growth of the Georgia Museum of Art and the University of Georgia. The board of directors will hold the first meeting of the academic year and all members of the museum are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or by callin... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    08/25/2017 - 08/25/2017

    The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Free meditation sessions will be held on select Fridays during the fall semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged, contact 706.542.8863 or callan@uga.edu.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    08/30/2017 - 08/30/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Italians and Design Film Series:

    Italians and Design Film Series: "La Strada"

    08/31/2017 - 08/31/2017

    Federico Fellini drew on his own circus background for the 1954 classic "La Strada." Set in a seedy travelling carnival, this symbolism-laden drama was the winner of the first official Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. Starring Giulietta Masina and Anthony Quinn. (1954, NR. 108 min.)

    "La Strada" is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, fil... read more

  • Tour at Two: Giò Ponti

    Tour at Two: Giò Ponti

    09/06/2017 - 09/06/2017

    Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a gallery talk on the exhibition. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Studio Workshop: Drawing

    Studio Workshop: Drawing

    09/07/2017 - 09/28/2017

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on di... read more

  • Italians and Design Film Series:

    Italians and Design Film Series: "Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli"

    09/07/2017 - 09/07/2017

    "If you can't find it, design it" is the motto of Italian designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli, whose renowned work - covered in this documentary - ranges "from the spoon to the city." (2013, NR. 86 min.)

    This film will be held in conjunction with the exhibition "Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker ... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    09/08/2017 - 09/08/2017

    The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Free meditation sessions will be held on select Fridays during the fall semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged, contact 706-542-8863 or callan@uga.edu.

    read more

  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

    09/10/2017 - 09/10/2017

    Join docents as they lead this tour. All tours meet in the lobby and are free to the public.                

    read more

  • Toddler Tuesday: Giò Ponti

    Toddler Tuesday: Giò Ponti

    09/12/2017 - 09/12/2017

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and an art activity 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 design of Gió Ponti. Space is limited; please email sagekincaid@uga.edu or call 706-542-0448 after August 1 to reserve a spot.

    read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    09/13/2017 - 09/13/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

    read more

  • Italians and Design Film Series:

    Italians and Design Film Series: "La Dolce Vita"

    09/14/2017 - 09/14/2017

    One of Federico Fellini's most celebrated films, "La Dolce Vita" presents a series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. 1960, NR. 180 min. 

    "La Dolce Vita" is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a... read more

  • Student Night

    Student Night

    09/14/2017 - 09/14/2017

    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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  • Artful Conversation: John Linton Chapman

    Artful Conversation: John Linton Chapman

    09/20/2017 - 09/20/2017

    Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for an in-depth group conversation focusing on John Linton Chapman's painting "Via Appia."

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    09/21/2017 - 09/21/2017

    Join us for the Third Thursday Twilight Tour led by docents. This tour will meet in the museum lobby. All ages are welcome. 

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  • Collectors host Spalding Nix’s Culture Club in Athens

    Collectors host Spalding Nix’s Culture Club in Athens

    09/21/2017 - 09/21/2017

    In 2003, Spalding Nix founded Spalding Nix Fine Art upon returning to his native Atlanta after working at Sotheby's in New York. Mr. Nix established Culture Club to give Atlantans the opportunity to experience presentations by world-class experts on all things cultural. Spalding will join us for a special edition of Culture Club in Athens and will speak about the art of collecting and appraising private collections. The Collectors focus on connoisseurship and raise funds for museum acquisitio... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    09/22/2017 - 09/22/2017

    The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Free meditation sessions will be held on select Fridays during the fall semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged, contact 706-542-8863 or callan@uga.edu.

    read more

  • Tour at Two: “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection”

    Tour at Two: “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection”

    09/27/2017 - 09/27/2017

    Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. 

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  • Family Day: Ceseri Drawings

    Family Day: Ceseri Drawings

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Check out 19th- and 20th-century drawings from the Ceseri Collection, then try out different drawings, materials and techniques to create your own work of art in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

    Family 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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