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Third Thursday for Visual Art in Athens

  • Starting: September 20, 2012 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday)
  • Location: Third Thursday
  • Venue Details: Third Thursday
  • Times: 6-9 p.m.
  • Admission: No admission charge
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Third Thursday is a monthly event when art can be viewed in the evening hours on the third Thursday of the month at six of Athens’ established venues for visual art. The Georgia Museum of Art and the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia; the Lyndon House Arts Center, GlassCube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens and Ciné in downtown Athens; and Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) in the Chase Park Warehouses near the Boulevard neighborhood will be open from 6 until 9 p.m. on those days unless they are between installations or closed for a holiday or weather emergency.

The six art establishments will maintain a calendar of their programming at The website will provide links to the venue resources and a Google Calendar of all their exhibitions, receptions and events, such as kids’ events, lectures and gallery talks. Some opening receptions and special features will occur on Third Thursdays, but they will endeavor to prevent conflicts of critical exhibition elements.


The November 2013 Third Thursday will take place 11/21/13 and includes the following programming: 

  • The Georgia Museum of Art will have all its galleries open, with the permanent collection and five temporary exhibitions on display: "Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1796)," "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South," "L'objet en mouvement: Early Abstract Film," "Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art" and "The Material of Culture: Renaissance Medals and Textiles from the Ulrich A. Middledorf Collection."
  • Hotel Indigo has "From the Beginning: The Art of Jack Davis" in the Gallery@Hotel Indigo and "Contrition" by Thom Houser in GlassCube.
  • The Lyndon House Arts Center is presenting "Action!: Works by Students of the Clarke County School District" and the house museum's period decorative arts collection.
  • Ciné will be showing a variety of movie posters from films by director Jim McKay, in conjunction with its screening many of his films November 15-18.
  • ATHICA will have its second annual pinup show, a fundraiser that features small works for sale by local artists.
  • The galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art will be closed for installation.