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Georgia Museum of Art

The GMOA's modern and elegant facility houses a permanent collection of more than 9,000 works of art as well as a variety of traveling exhibitions. In January, 2011, the museum reopened with a new sculpture garden and triple the gallery space, after a two-year expansion project.

Ongoing Events: Tour at Two: each Wednesday at 2 p.m. Family Days monthly, Saturday morning.
Admission: Free.

GALLERY HOURS:
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat, 10-5 pm; Thurs, 10-9 pm; Sun, 1-5 pm. Closed on Mon.

IKE & JANE CAFE HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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MEETING & EVENT PLANNERS:
As part of the stunning complex, a 200-seat auditorium is available for performances, lectures, and meetings. A large reception hall is used for receptions and other group gatherings. The Georgia Museum of Art will add a touch of elegance and culture to any event.

 

TOURS:
Tour groups are welcomed at the GMOA and educational group tours on a variety of topics are available by request. Each docent tour is tailored to your group's particular needs and interests.

 

GMOA HISTORY:
1945: With a donation of 100 American paintings, the Georgia Museum of Art is founded when Alfred Heber Holbrook, a retired New York lawyer, chooses the University of Georgia in Athens as the site for a museum in memory of his late wife, Eva Underhill Holbrook
1948: Located on UGA's North Campus in what is now the president's office, the museum opens to the public. Holbrook serves as the museum's director for 25  years, presenting more than 900 works of art to the permanent collection.
1958: Three additional galleries are added.
Early 1970s: The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art is founded as a support group for the museum and its mission. Patrons and donors begin to recognize the importance of their contribution to securing art and art education through the museum's work for future generations.
1969: Two more galleries are added, as the collection continues to grow.
1961: The museum receives a Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of 12 Italian Renaissance paintings.
1972: Lamar Dodd retires as head of UGA's School of Art. Dodd and Holbrook worked closely together for many years.
1974: Alfred H. Holbrook dies.
1980s: Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Bentley Sr. Collection established.
1996: The museum opens a new 52,000-square-foot building within the university's Performing and Visual Arts Complex.
2000: The Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts is established and the museum initiates a program of biennial symposia on the decorative arts.
2001: As the collections and the demands of exhibitions and programs grow, the museum embarks upon a successful capital campaign as part of Archway to Excellence, raising $20 million for a renovation and expansion project.
2002: Martha Randolph Daura establishes the Pierre Daura Center with a gift to the museum.
2009: GMOA breaks ground on its expansion and renovation.
2011: The museum reopens.

Attractions

  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Guided Tours: Yes
  • Kids Programs: Yes
  • Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor: Yes
  • Parking Available: Yes

Georgia Museum of Art Meeting Facility

  • Banquet Capacity: 296

Meeting Facility Rooms

Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Education Center     X           45         80  
Jane and Harry Wilson Sculpture Garden     X                   225  
M. Smith Griffith Auditorium     X       200              
M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall     X               296     500  

Exhibit: The Lithographs of Carroll Cloar

    From: May 17, 2014 - August 10, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

    From: May 17, 2014 - August 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
One of the most significant American art potteries of the 20th century, Newcomb created works that gracefully unify form with decoration inspired by ... View Details

Exhibit: Shapes That Talk to Me: The Athens Scene, 1975–85

    From: May 24, 2014 - September 28, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will celebrate the Athens art and music scene as part of Art Rocks Athens with the exhibition ... View Details

Exhibit: Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art

    From: June 14, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
14.00 Fifty-six works from the Westmoreland's permanent collection make up this exhibition that spans 200 years of American art, from colonial... View Details

Exhibit: Bernd Oppl: Inhabited Interiors

    From: June 23, 2014 - September 16, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Bernd Oppl is a video and installation artist living and working in Vienna, Austria. Oppl makes architectural models inspired by the films of Alfred ... View Details

Exhibit: Terra Verte

    From: June 23, 2014 - May 31, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Scottish artist Patricia Leighton has been making art in the public realm for more than 25 years, creating large-scale permanent commissions that rel... View Details

Exhibit: Tristan Perich: "Machine Wall Drawing"

    From: June 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Tristan Perich is a contemporary artist and composer based in New York City who recently had work included in the exhibition “Soundings” ... View Details

Exhibit: The Prints of Mary Wallace Kirk

    From: July 19, 2014 - October 12, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Born and resident in Tuscumbia, Ala., for nearly all her life, Mary Wallace Kirk (1889-1978) is virtually unknown today as an artist, despite her tra... View Details

Museum Mix at Georgia Musuem of Art

    From: July 24, 2014 - July 24, 2014
Museum Mix is a late-night art party at which Michael Lachowski, public relations coordinator for the museum and a member of seminal Athens band Pylo... View Details

Picturing American Film Series: Modern Times

    From: July 31, 2014 - July 31, 2014
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a film series this July titled "Picturing America" in conjunction with ... View Details

Emilio Pucci (1914–1992) in American Collections

    From: August 16, 2014 - November 09, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Emilio Pucci was an international artist whose experimental work created a bridge between Italy and the United States and straddled a class divide. On... View Details

Exhibit: Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene

    From: August 30, 2014 - November 23, 2014
David Xavier Harrigan, a.k.a., Tomata du Plenty (1948-2000), was one of the founders of Seattle's early-1970s punk scene with the Ze Whiz Kidz counte... View Details

Exhibit: An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

    From: September 13, 2014 - December 07, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
In 2005, Professor Katherine Schwab, professor of art history at Fairfield University, began experimenting with graphite and pastel on paper to devel... View Details

Exhibit: XL

    From: September 13, 2014 - November 16, 2014
A famous art school joke, attributed to graphic designer Paul Rand, reads, "If you can't make it good, make it big." "XL" shows y... View Details

Exhibit: The . . . of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six

    From: October 04, 2014 - January 04, 2015
Robert Schneider, Will Hart, Bill Doss and Jeff Mangum grew up in Ruston, La., spending much of their youth making music on four-track recorders. In ... View Details

Exhibit: Odilon Redon

    From: November 01, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916) made three series of prints based on Gustave Flaubert's "Temptation of St. Anthony." Inspired by Pieter Br... View Details

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond

    From: December 06, 2014 - March 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
"Not Ready to Make Nice" illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of the Guerrilla Girls, highly original, ... View Details

Exhibit: Alice Fischer

    From: January 10, 2015 - March 08, 2015
Born in Vienna to a Jewish family, Alice Fischer (1907-2004) was an artist and designer who immigrated to the United States by way of Paris to escape... View Details

Exhibit: Piero Lerda

    From: February 14, 2015 - May 10, 2015
This exhibition presents a cross-section of the work of Italian artist Piero Lerda (1927-2007). Drawing philosophical and literary themes from Jean-P... View Details

Exhibit: Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments

    From: February 21, 2015 - April 19, 2015
This exhibition is the first one devoted to the many works that the Catalan-American painter Pierre Daura created throughout his career in response t... View Details

Paint a Bowl for the Food Bank

    From: March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015
Join the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in creating objects for the charity's annual Empty Bowls Luncheon (March 5). Students from the UGA department... View Details

Exhibit: El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte

    From: June 13, 2015 - September 13, 2015
From the international fight against fascism to protecting the proletariat, El Taller de Gráfica Popular (the Workshop for Popular Graphics, o... View Details