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: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    05/23/2018 - 05/23/2018

    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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  • Art is How We Live: Mindfulness in the Midst of Complexity

    Art is How We Live: Mindfulness in the Midst of Complexity

    05/24/2018 - 05/24/2018

    Kaira Jewel Lingo will lead this special mindfulness retreat focusing on art and creativity. Kaira teaches meditation and mindfulness internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. An ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing, she is now based in Washington, D.C., leading retreats in the U.S. and internationally and offering mindfulness programs for educators and youth in schools. She also edited Thich Nhat Hanh's ... read more

  • Studio Workshop: Fiber Arts

    Studio Workshop: Fiber Arts

    05/24/2018 - 05/24/2018

    Join Athens-based artist Paige French for a four-part series of studio-based courses that will explore weaving and fiber arts 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 materials fee, which will cover all nece... read more

  • Art is How We Live: Mindfulness in the Midst of Complexity

    Art is How We Live: Mindfulness in the Midst of Complexity

    05/25/2018 - 05/25/2018

    Kaira Jewel Lingo will lead this special mindfulness retreat focusing on art and creativity. Kaira teaches meditation and mindfulness internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. An ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing, she is now based in Washington, D.C., leading retreats in the U.S. and internationally and offering mindfulness programs for educators and youth in schools. She also edited Thich Nhat Hanh's ... read more

  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    05/30/2018 - 05/30/2018

    Join docents for a tour of our Permanent Collections at the Georgia Museum of Art. All ages are welcome to attend.

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  • Museums on Film: “Night at the Museum”

    Museums on Film: “Night at the Museum”

    05/31/2018 - 05/31/2018

    A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. Starring Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais. (2006, PG, 108 minutes).

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  • Tour at Two: “Bloom Where You’re Planted”

    Tour at Two: “Bloom Where You’re Planted”

    06/06/2018 - 06/06/2018

    Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a special tour of this exhibition. "Bloom Where You're Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders" features highlights from one of the most important Georgia-based collections of American art and includes furniture and porcelain as well as paintings by artists.

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  • Museums on Film: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

    Museums on Film: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

    06/07/2018 - 06/07/2018

    Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago, including a classic scene at the Art Institute of Chicago. Directed by John Hughes. (1986, PG-13, 103 minutes).

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/10/2018 - 06/10/2018

    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

    06/13/2018 - 06/13/2018

    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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  • Museums on Film: “The Thomas Crown Affair”

    Museums on Film: “The Thomas Crown Affair”

    06/14/2018 - 06/14/2018

    Debonair, adventuresome billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) is bored of being able to buy everything he desires and cultivates a secret hobby: stealing priceless works of art. He believes he has pulled off the perfect multimillion-dollar heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but matches wits with an insurance investigator (Rene Russo) who will do anything to get her man. (1999, R, 113 minutes).

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  • Artist's Talk: Cheryl Goldsleger

    Artist's Talk: Cheryl Goldsleger

    06/15/2018 - 06/15/2018

    Currently Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University, artist Cheryl Goldsleger has had work in exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, the American Academy in New York, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and many other institutions. She has two works currently on display at the Georgia Museum of Art.

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  • Family Day: Waterways

    Family Day: Waterways

    06/16/2018 - 06/16/2018

    School's out and it's summer in Athens! Cool off in the museum while you discover paintings inspired by water in the museum's permanent collection. Then head to the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom to create your own water-inspired work of art. 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

    06/20/2018 - 06/20/2018

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents June 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

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  • Yoga in the Galleries

    Yoga in the Galleries

    06/21/2018 - 06/21/2018

    Join us for a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by instructors from Five Points Yoga, this program is free and open to both beginner and experienced yogis. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; tickets are available at the front desk starting at 5:15 p.m. Yoga mats provided.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    06/21/2018 - 06/21/2018

    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 & [email protected] 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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  • Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Third Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    06/21/2018 - 06/21/2018

    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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  • Artful Conversation: O. Louis Guglielmi

    Artful Conversation: O. Louis Guglielmi

    06/27/2018 - 06/27/2018

    Join Callan Steinmann, curator of education, for a closer look at and conversation on Guglielmi's painting "Tenements."

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  • Museum Mix

    Museum Mix

    06/28/2018 - 06/28/2018

    The museum's thrice-annual late-night art party features a live deejay, free refreshments and galleries open until 11 p.m. #museummix

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