Who Are We? Believe it or not, the LaGrange Art Museum
is over 50 years old and one of Georgia’s best regional museums.
Housed in a former jail (circa 1892), the Museum is a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of its community. Over the years, the Art Museum has transformed the historic Troup County Jail into a visual art facility that now includes four galleries, offices, classrooms, kitchen, collection storage, and sculpture garden. A neighboring building now houses the Museum’s educational activities —The Center for Creative Learning. In the past two years, new gardens and fountains were completed around the museum creating a beautiful plaza for events and gatherings.
How Do We Do It?Sometimes we ask the same question! But, thanks to a very active Board of Governors, a very talented staff, and a group of dedicated volunteers, we manage to get it done.
What Do We Do? The Museum collects and presents contemporary
art by emerging and established artists.We have presented hundreds of exhibitions by more than 2000 artists, most of whom reside in the Southeast.
The Museum has also presented a number of traveling exhibits and has a strong education and outreach program.
Our permanent collection houses a cross-cultural selection of over 500 contemporary American artworks, including works by internationally recognized artists Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Larry Zox, and Camile
Billops as well as well noted Georgian artists Lamar Dodd, Howard Finster, Mildred Thompson, Larry Walker, Benny Andrews and John Lawrence.
Why We Do It? We do it because we love it -- and we really do believe in our mission – which is to provide high quality visual arts exhibitions and creative arts education for the LaGrange and Chattahoochee Valley communities.
We honestly believe the arts are essential to the overall well-being and quality of life in our town, and we’re proud that the Museum can be an essential part of our community’s textile and arts legacy.