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Georgia Museum of Art

  • 90 Carlton Street|
  • Performing and Visual Arts Complex|
  • University of Georgia|
  • Athens GA 30602
  • (706) 542-4662
  • Region: UGA Campus

Founded in 1945, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia houses a permanent collection of more than 10,000 works of art as well as 20 to 25 temporary exhibitions a year. The Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden hosts rotating exhibitions of work by women sculptors. Strengths include American painting, works on paper, southern decorative arts and self-taught art, as well as works by African American artists and a Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of Renaissance and Baroque art. The official state museum of art, it offers free inspiration for everyone.

Ongoing Events

  • Tour at Two: each Wednesday at 2 p.m.
  • Family Days monthly, Saturday morning
  • Third Thursday, 6–9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month

Admission
Free

Gallery Hours
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat, 10-5 pm; Thurs, 10-9 pm; Sun, 1-5 pm. Closed on Mon.

Meeting and Event Planners

As part of the stunning complex, a 200-seat auditorium is available for performances, lectures, and meetings. A large reception hall can be rented for receptions and other group gatherings, as can the sculpture garden and a meeting room with a/v and a capacity of 50. The museum does not have an exclusive caterer, allowing you to customize your event. Rental Information at http://www.georgiamuseum.org/visit/rent

Tours
Tour groups are welcome, and free 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.

Attractions
General
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  • Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor:
  • Parking Available:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Banquet Capacity 296
  • Number of Rooms 4
Education Center
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Reception Capacity: 80
Jane and Harry Wilson Sculpture Garden
  • Reception Capacity: 225
M. Smith Griffith Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 200
M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall
  • Banquet Capacity: 296
  • Reception Capacity: 500
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    Tour at Two: Georgia Museum of Art

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
    • Each Wednesday, come to the Georgia Museum of Art for a tour led by docents.…
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    Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/17/18
    • Led by docents.
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    Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/18/18
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    Yoga in the Galleries

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/18/18
    • Join us for a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by…
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    Third Thursday

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday until 4/19/18
    • Seven of Athens’ established venues for visual art hold “Third Thursday,” an…
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    Yoga in the Galleries

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/18/18
    • Join us for a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by…
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    Crafting History: Seven Decades of Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/20/18 - 3/25/18
    • Since the early 1940s, the University of Georgia has offered instruction in…
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    Tour at Two: “Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Crafts”

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/24/18
    • Sam Thomas, curator of the T.R.R. Cobb House and guest curator of the…
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    Studio Workshop: Abstraction

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/25/18
    • Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a three-part…
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    Morning Mindfulness

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free…
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    Family Day: Opera Posters

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 1/27/18
    • Check out beautiful opera posters from Europe made at the end of the 1800s in…
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    Writer John Keene to read at UGA

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    90 Carlton: Winter

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/1/18
    • The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present this reception featuring the…
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    Keynote: Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

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    Ninth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

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    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/4/18
    • Led by docents. Part of UGA's 2017 Spotlight on the Arts.
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    Toddler Tuesday: Crafting History

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/6/18
    • Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and art activities just…
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    Student Night @ The Georgia Museum of Art!

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/8/18
    • Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music,…
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    "To Live" in the Year of the Dog: NEA Big Read Public Kickoff: A ‘Lunar New Year' Family Art Day

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/10/18
    • Get excited for this free, family-oriented event aimed at exploring and creating…
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    A 'Lunar New Year' Family Art Day (and Public Kickoff)

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    Family Day: Lunar New Year

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/10/18
    • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at this special Year of the Dog–themed Family…
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    Artful Conversation: Frederick Carl Frieseke

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/14/18
    • Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for an in-depth gallery…
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    Paint a Bowl for the Food Bank

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/14/18
    • Come paint a bowl to be used at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's 20th annual…
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    Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/15/18
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    Yoga in the Galleries

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/15/18
    • Join us for a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by…
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    “Craft in America: Memory”

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/15/18
    • Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and…
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    Black History Month Awards Dinner & Celebration

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/16/18
    • This annual event has become one of our most popular. The dinner and awards…
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    Tour at Two: “Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection”

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/21/18
    • Join Abigail Kosberg, art history graduate student and Daura Center Graduate…
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    Aralee Strange Lecture: Shirley Brice Heath

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/22/18
    • Dr. Heath holds the Marjorie Bailey Professorship in English and Dramatic…
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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 2/28/18
    • Led by docents.
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    Make It an Evening

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/1/18
    • Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour at the museum with curator of…
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    Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/3/18
    • Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented, with less than 10 percent of its…
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    Gallery Talk: Art + Feminism

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/3/18
    • Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, and Nell Andrew, associate…
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    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/4/18
    • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection Led by docents.…
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    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/4/18
    • Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection Led by docents.…
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    Tour at Two: Women Artists in “Crafting History"

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/7/18
    • For this special Women’s History Month tour, the three co-curators of “Crafting…
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    Concert of French Opera

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/8/18
    • The UGA Opera Theatre will present a concert of selections from a variety of…
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    Family Day: The Materials of Craft

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/10/18
    • Discover the wonderful works from UGA’s studio craft history since the 1920s in…
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    Artful Conversation: Homer Dodge Martin

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/14/18
    • Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for a closer look and…
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    Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/15/18
    • Join the Georgia Museum of Art for a tour of the museum led by docents on the…
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    Yoga in the Galleries

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/15/18
    • Join us for a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by…
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    Lecture: Namita Wiggers

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/21/18
    • Namita Wiggers is an American crafts curator, educator, and writer based in…
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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/21/18
    • Led by docents.
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    Panel Discussion: “Crafting History: Beyond the Object”

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/22/18
    • Join us for a conversation with leading scholars, curators and educators in a…
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    Symposium: “The Image of the Buddha in South Asia"

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/23/18
    • Speakers from Europe and across the United States will present a series of…
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    Symposium: “The Image of the Buddha in South Asia"

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • Speakers from Europe and across the United States will present a series of…
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    Toddler Tuesday: Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/27/18
    • Join us for a special tour, story time in the galleries and art activities just…
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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 3/28/18
    • Led by docents.
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    [Text]ure: Weaving Together an Understanding of New Literacies

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    Doris Ulmann: Vernacular Modernism and American Craft

    • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
    • 9/1/18 - 12/30/18
    • This is the first complete retrospective of the work of photographer Doris…
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