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

  • 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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  • Tour at Two: Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Permanent Collection

    08/31/2016 - 08/31/2016

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, will lead a tour of the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries.

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  • Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    09/01/2016 - 09/22/2016

    Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of studio-based courses that will explore abstraction and non-representational art through various techniques and materials. 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 course is a $15 mat... read more

  • Tour at Two: “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and  Their Subjects”

    Tour at Two: “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”

    09/07/2016 - 09/07/2016

    Join Asen Kirin, curator of the exhibition and professor of art history at UGA, for a special tour.  

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  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    09/09/2016 - 09/09/2016

    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: Director’s Tour

    Tour at Two: Director’s Tour

    09/14/2016 - 09/14/2016

    Join William U. Eiland, museum director, for a special look at the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    09/15/2016 - 09/15/2016

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents on September 15, 2016, at 7 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

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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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  • Tour at Two: “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950”

    Tour at Two: “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950”

    09/21/2016 - 09/21/2016

    In the words of scholar Alan Trachtenberg, "the Brooklyn Bridge symbolized and enhanced modern America." From its opening in 1883 to the present day, artists have repeatedly depicted the bridge as a stand-in for both the city of New York and for the idea of modernity as defined by that city's urban life

    Tour at Two: "Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950" will be led by Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art.                             ... read more

  • 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

  • Shouky Shaheen Lecture: Suzanne Massie

    Shouky Shaheen Lecture: Suzanne Massie

    09/23/2016 - 09/23/2016

    Massie is both the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in the Arts and keynote speaker for the museum's two-day symposium on Russian art and the history of collecting Russian art in the United States. Massie, together with her former husband, Robert K. Massie, wrote the famous book "Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of the Russian Empire." This remarkable book had immense impact on the development of Russian studies in the U.S. She ser... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    09/23/2016 - 09/23/2016

    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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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    09/25/2016 - 09/25/2016

    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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  • 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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