Historic Heartland / Athens

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

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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


    Suitable for Ages

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


  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    02/04/2015 - 02/04/2015

    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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  • Lecture:

    Lecture: "Things Left Unsaid"

    02/05/2015 - 02/05/2015

    Paul Seawright, professor of photography and head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster, will give a talk about his newest exhibition, "Things Left Unsaid." This lecture is cosponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Part of the Global Georgia Initiative speaker series. 

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    02/05/2015 - 02/05/2015

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour by Mary Koon prior to the Chanticleer performance in Hodgson Hall. Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes will be served. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • "Hitchcock in Black and White" Film Series: "I Confess"

    02/05/2015 - 02/05/2015

    A forgotten but flawed masterpiece, "I Confess" features a priest accused of murder but bound to keep secret the real killer's confession. Based on the play "Our Two Consciences" by Paul Anthelme, "I Confess" was filmed mostly on location in French-speaking Quebec City. 1953, NR, 95 min. 

    The film will be introduced by Dr. Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History. This film series is sponsored by the UGA Parents and Families Association.  read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    02/11/2015 - 02/11/2015

    Join docents for a tour highlighting pieces in the museum's permanent collection. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Teen Studio: Guerrilla Girls

    Teen Studio: Guerrilla Girls

    02/12/2015 - 02/12/2015

    Teens ages 13-18 are invited to explore the bold, provocative work of the Guerrilla Girls, a feminist-activist artist collective, with a workshop led by educator and artist Kristen Bach. Teens will tour the galleries and create their own works of art inspired by the exhibition. Pizza and drinks will be provided. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call 706-542-8863 or email callan@uga.edu to reserve a spot. 

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  • Family Day: Love and Lerda

    Family Day: Love and Lerda

    02/14/2015 - 02/14/2015

    Explore the playful multimedia works of Italian artist Piero Lerda for inspiration, then make your own valentine collage. Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota, YellowBook USA and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. 

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  • Black History Month Dinner:

    Black History Month Dinner: "Unmasked: Black Women in Art"

    02/17/2015 - 02/17/2015

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present "Unmasked: Black Women in Art," a dinner celebrating Black History Month - honoring Amalia Amaki and Natasha Trethewey and featuring the musical stylings of Faith Carmichael. Gallery talk with William U. Eiland, Sarah Kate Gillespie and Lynn Boland at 6 p.m., seated dinner and awards ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $45 members, $55 nonmembers; $15 student members, $20 students. RSVP to 706.542.4199 or  read more

  • Tour at Two:

    Tour at Two: "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond"

    02/18/2015 - 02/18/2015

    Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a tour of the exhibition, "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond."

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  • Drawing in the Galleries

    Drawing in the Galleries

    02/19/2015 - 02/19/2015

    Visitors are invited to sketch in the galleries from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. No instruction provided; pencils only, please. 

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  • Panel Discussion: Guerrilla Girls

    Panel Discussion: Guerrilla Girls

    02/19/2015 - 02/19/2015

    Neysa Page-Lieberman, curator of "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond" and director and curator of the department of exhibitions, performance and student spaces at Columbia College, Chicago, will lead a discussion with Frida Kahlo, founding and current member of the Guerrilla Girls, and Romaine Brooks, former Guerrilla Girl and current Old Grrl. Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. A reception sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies wi... read more

  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    02/19/2015 - 02/19/2015

    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. For other locations, visit www.3thurs.org.

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  • Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    02/22/2015 - 02/22/2015

    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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  • Artful Conversation:

    Artful Conversation: "Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments"

    02/25/2015 - 02/25/2015

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of selected works in the exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments."

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