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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.

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Attractions
General
  • Handicap Accessible:
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  • Kids Programs:
  • 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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    Third Thursday

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    Out of the Darkness: Rebecca Rutstein

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Tour at Two: Georgia Museum of Art

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    Third Thursday

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    Studio Workshop: “Text Messages: Using Letterforms in Art”

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    Artful Conversation: Stories of Ulysses

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    Teen Studio: POV Landscapes

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    Tour at Two: “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica”

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    “Athens in Our Lifetimes”

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    "Athens in our Lifetimes"

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    Toddler Tuesday: Country and City

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Artist Talk: Susan Robert

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    Family Day: Larger than Life

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    Tour at Two: “Color, Form and Light”

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    Museum Mix

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    Teen Studio: Sculptural Statements of Style

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    Art Heist at the Museum

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    Toddler Tuesday: Bright Colors and Bold Forms

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    Chasing Coral

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    90 Carlton: Summer 2019

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    Family Day: Color, Form, and Light

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    “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”

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    “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”

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    Kids Film Program: “The Adventures of Zack and Molly”

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    Artful Conversation: Amalia Amaki “Blue Lady”

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    Toddler Tuesday: Painting Murals

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Morning Mindfulness

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    Art Cart (After Class)

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    Annual Meeting and Reception of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

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    Family Day: Women of the WPA

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    Faculty Perspectives: Akela Reason

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    “Enough to Live on: The Arts of the WPA”

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    Morning Mindfulness

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    “The Grapes of Wrath”

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    Studio Workshop: Bookbinding

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    "Paper Moon"

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    Studio Workshop: Bookbinding

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    Morning Mindfulness

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    Toddler Tuesday: Paint and Paintbrushes

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    Studio Workshop: Bookbinding

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Art Cart (After Class)

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    Student Night

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    Teen Studio: Color, Form and Light

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    Studio Workshop: Bookbinding

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    Morning Mindfulness

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    Family Day: Plein Air Painting

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