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

  • Study Night at the Georgia Museum of Art

    Study Night at the Georgia Museum of Art

    04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017

    Need a quiet place to study? Join the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association for an open study night at the museum. Get inspired by works of art and enjoy coffee and cookies while you prepare for finals. Then, stay and give your brain a rest at our outdoor film, "Vertigo," at 8:30 p.m.

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  • Teen Studio: Still-Life Painting

    Teen Studio: Still-Life Painting

    04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to this studio-based workshop led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. The group will learn about still-life painting traditions and check out examples of still lifes in the museum's permanent collection, then make their own in the studio classroom. Includes a pizza dinner. This program is free, but space is limited. Please email callan@uga.edu or call 706.542.8863 to reserve a spot.

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  • Film:

    Film: "Vertigo"

    04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017

    Take a break from studying to join the Georgia Museum of Art for popcorn and danger in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden! Visitors are invited to bring blankets and chairs to watch this outdoor film. Cosponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council and the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association.

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  • Conference: Healing the World Through the Arts

    Conference: Healing the World Through the Arts

    04/28/2017 - 04/28/2017

    Join us for this free conference on art and mindfulness, organized by Jerry Gale, UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We will begin with presentations in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium by Christy Gray, artist Bob Hart, singer Maggie Hunter, marine biologist Tish Yager and others, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After that, we will hold breakout sessions throughout the museum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on subjects including yoga, tai chi, walking meditat... read more

  • Tour at Two: Social Commentary in the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Social Commentary in the Permanent Collection

    05/03/2017 - 05/03/2017

    Join Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, for a special tour of the permanent collection that will examine the theme of social commentary in art.

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  • Studio Workshop: The Human Figure

    Studio Workshop: The Human Figure

    05/04/2017 - 05/25/2017

    Join Athens artist and educator Heather Foster for a four-part series of studio sessions focused on the human figure. The workshop will draw inspiration from examples of figurative works in the museum's collection, including many not currently on view. Students will try their hand at gesture drawings, paper shadow portraits, live model drawings and abstracted paintings. This workshop is open to artists of all levels of experience, from enthusiastic beginners to more seasoned practitioners. Th... read more

  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    05/07/2017 - 05/07/2017

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

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  • Toddler Tuesday: Circles, Triangles and Squares

    Toddler Tuesday: Circles, Triangles and Squares

    05/09/2017 - 05/09/2017

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and printmaking 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 Michael Ellison. Space is limited; please email sagekincaid@uga.edu or call 706-542-0448 after April 1 to reserve a spot.

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  • Tour at Two: “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto”

    Tour at Two: “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto”

    05/10/2017 - 05/10/2017

    Join us for a Tour at Two at the Georgia Museum of Art. Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, will lead a special tour of this exhibition.

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  • 90 Carlton: Spring

    90 Carlton: Spring

    05/12/2017 - 05/12/2017

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a reception featuring the spring exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments, gallery activities, door prizes and "Ask the Experts" from 7 to 8 p.m. Event Partners: Athens Printing Company, Barron's Rental Center and Epting Events. Cost: $5, free for members. Become a member of the museum at the event for complimentary admission. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or by calling 706.542.4199. Register at <... read more

  • Family Day: Paper Creations

    Family Day: Paper Creations

    05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017

    Check out rich, textured works by artist Michael Ellison in the exhibition "Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions," then experiment with stamps, printing and collage to make your own beautiful paper creation.

    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: Sam Gilliam

    Artful Conversation: Sam Gilliam

    05/17/2017 - 05/17/2017

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Sam Gilliam's "Patchwork/Terry" (1980).

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    05/18/2017 - 05/18/2017

    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: “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto” and “Michael Ellison

    Thursday Twilight Tour: “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto” and “Michael Ellison"

    05/18/2017 - 05/18/2017

    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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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    05/24/2017 - 05/24/2017

    This tour will be led by docents. Tours are open and free to the public and meet in the downstairs lobby.

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/04/2017 - 06/04/2017

    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

    06/07/2017 - 06/07/2017

    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: Flowers and Birds

    Family Day: Flowers and Birds

    06/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

    Explore paintings featuring beautiful landscapes, flowers and birds in the exhibition "The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade," then create your own nature-inspired 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: George Segal

    Artful Conversation: George Segal

    06/14/2017 - 06/14/2017

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for slow looking and dialogue with George Segal's "Young Woman in Doorway" (1983).

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    06/15/2017 - 06/15/2017

    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. A free shuttle service, courtesy of the Classic Center, runs every 45 minutes. Full schedules are pos... read more

  • Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/15/2017 - 06/15/2017

    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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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/21/2017 - 06/21/2017

    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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  • Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West:

    Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West: "Reap the Wild Wind"

    06/22/2017 - 06/22/2017

    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 Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor and eventuall... read more

  • 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

    Join docents for a special tour of the exhibition 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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