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: “Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête”

    Tour at Two: “Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête”

    11/01/2017 - 11/01/2017

    Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art, will give a special tour of the exhibition. Part of UGA's 2017 Spotlight on the Arts.

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  • Americans in Paris Film Series: “An American in Paris”

    Americans in Paris Film Series: “An American in Paris”

    11/02/2017 - 11/02/2017

    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 speakers and short conversations about the film following the screening.

    Gene Kelly stars as Gerry, an American expatriate painter in postwar Paris. Struggling to find success in both art and love, he meets and falls in love with Lise (Leslie Caron), who turns his life upside down. This lavish musical, with its gorgeous dance sequences and ... read more

  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    11/03/2017 - 11/03/2017

    The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation sessions, held every other Friday during the fall semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. No experience or special clothing is necessary. Meditation pillows or yoga mats are provided. Reservations are encouraged; call 706.542.0448 or email [email protected]. Funde... read more

  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/05/2017 - 11/05/2017

    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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  • Toddler Tuesday: Permanent Collection

    Toddler Tuesday: Permanent Collection

    11/07/2017 - 11/07/2017

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and art activities just for little ones. This free, 40-minute program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years. Space is limited; please email [email protected] or call 706-542-0448 after October 1 to reserve a spot. Family programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Part of U... read more

  • 4 minutes, 33 seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship

    4 minutes, 33 seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship

    11/07/2017 - 11/07/2017

    This annual competition features student research in the arts. Poster competition entries will be on display November 1 – 7 in the museum's education resource center, during regular hours. Poster session begins at 7 p.m.; thesis presentations begin at 8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in both categories. Part of UGA's 2017 Spotlight on the Arts.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/08/2017 - 11/08/2017

    Meet the Georgia Museum of Art's docents November 08, 2017, at 2 p.m. for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

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  • Teen Studio: Mickalene Thomas

    Teen Studio: Mickalene Thomas

    11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017

    Teens ages 13 – 18 are invited to this studio-based workshop led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. The group will spend time in the galleries exploring the work of contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas in the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête" before creating their own mixed-media works of art using photography and collage. Includes a pizza dinner. This program is free, but space is limited. Email ... read more

  • Student Night

    Student Night

    11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017

    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. Part of UGA's 2017 Spotlight on the Arts.

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  • Family Day: Color

    Family Day: Color

    11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

    Learn all about the tints, hues and shades that make up our colorful world in this special color-themed Family Day. Explore color with activities and selected works of art in the permanent collection, then make your own colorful piece in the studio classroom. Family programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Part of UGA's 2017 Spotlight on the Arts.

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  • Collectors Trip to West Georgia

    Collectors Trip to West Georgia

    11/14/2017 - 11/14/2017

    Join the Collectors for a two-night trip to West Georgia that includes tours of Hills and Dales Estate and Gardens in LaGrange; Hay House in Macon, including lunch at the home of a board member; the Columbus Museum of Art and a private tour by the director of Pasaquan, near Buena Vista. A number of private home visits are also scheduled, including a tour of Bankshaven in Newnan. The trip is open to all members of the Collectors. If you are interested in joining the museum or the Collectors or... read more

  • Artful Conversation: Charles Biederman

    Artful Conversation: Charles Biederman

    11/15/2017 - 11/15/2017

    Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for conversation and close looking focusing on Biederman's untitled painting from 1936 on long-term loan.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    11/16/2017 - 11/16/2017

    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 & [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

    11/16/2017 - 11/16/2017

    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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  • Americans in Paris Film Series: “The Moderns”

    Americans in Paris Film Series: “The Moderns”

    11/16/2017 - 11/16/2017

    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.

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  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    11/17/2017 - 11/17/2017

    The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation sessions, held every other Friday during the fall semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. No experience or special clothing is necessary. Meditation pillows or yoga mats are provided. Reservations are encouraged; call 706.542.0448 or email [email protected]. Funde... read more

  • Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    11/28/2017 - 11/30/2017

    Come shop for your loved ones at the museum's annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres as well as a selection of frames. We take credit cards. If you have books you'd like to donate, please contact us at 706-542-4662.

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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    11/29/2017 - 11/29/2017

    Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. 2-3 p.m.

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  • Americans in Paris Film Series: “Paris Was a Woman”

    Americans in Paris Film Series: “Paris Was a Woman”

    11/30/2017 - 11/30/2017

    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.

    Female artists, writers, photographers, designers and adventurers settled in Paris between the wars. They embraced France and cherished a way of life quite different than the one they left behind. This documentary presents archival footage, music, painti... read more

  • Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    12/01/2017 - 12/01/2017

    Come shop for your loved ones at the museum's annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres as well as a selection of frames. We take credit cards. If you have books you'd like to donate, please contact us at 706-542-4662.

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  • Morning Mindfulness

    Morning Mindfulness

    12/01/2017 - 12/01/2017

    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 [email protected].

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  • Family Day: Holiday Celebration

    Family Day: Holiday Celebration

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Celebrate the holidays at the museum. Discover festive themes in the permanent collection, then create your own glittering, bright, wintry work of art in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Enjoy refreshments and a special holiday performance by Meridian Women's Choir in the lobby. 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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  • Friends Membership Day in the Museum Shop

    Friends Membership Day in the Museum Shop

    12/03/2017 - 12/03/2017

    Members of the Friends enjoy a 20 percent discount in the Museum Shop on regularly priced items, just in time for the holidays. Attractively wrapped gift memberships will also be available for holiday hosts, teachers, friends and colleagues. Not currently a member? Join onsite to receive the discount. Light refreshments will be served while you stroll, shop and save.

    Sunday, December 3, 2017
    1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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  • Tour at Two: “Artful Instruments of Death: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Crafts”

    Tour at Two: “Artful Instruments of Death: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Crafts”

    12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017

    Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will give a tour of the exhibition, which shows a range of early Georgia firearms and related accessories from both private collections and other museums. Tour at Two: "Artful Instruments of Death: Georgia Gunsmith and Their Craft" will be held at the Georgia Museum of Art on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 2-3 p.m.

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  • Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    12/07/2017 - 12/07/2017

    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 Holiday Party

    Collectors Holiday Party

    12/10/2017 - 12/10/2017

    Celebrate the holidays at the annual Collectors Holiday Party on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. Tour a local home and enjoy the festivities. This event is open to members of the Collectors. For more information or to join the Collectors, call our membership office at 706-542-0830 or visit the "Join" page on our website.

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  • Toddler Tuesday: Louise Blair Daura

    Toddler Tuesday: Louise Blair Daura

    12/12/2017 - 12/12/2017

    Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and art activities just for little ones. This free, 40-minute program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years. Space is limited; please email [email protected] or call 706-542-0448 after November 1 to reserve a spot. 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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  • Artful Conversation: Mickalene Thomas

    Artful Conversation: Mickalene Thomas

    12/13/2017 - 12/13/2017

    Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for a special session of close looking and conversation featuring selected works from the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête."

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  • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/17/2017 - 12/17/2017

    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

    12/20/2017 - 12/20/2017

    Joseph Litts, Beard Scholar at the Henry Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, will lead this special tour.

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  • Make It an Evening

    Make It an Evening

    12/21/2017 - 12/21/2017

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour at the museum with curator of decorative arts Dale Couch prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, performing selections from Handel's Messiah. Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

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  • Third Thursday

    Third Thursday

    12/21/2017 - 12/21/2017

    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 & [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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  • Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    12/27/2017 - 12/27/2017

    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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