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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 Tuesday 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 75. 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
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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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    Tour at Two: Georgia Museum of Art

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    Third Thursday

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    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Third Thursday

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Studio Workshop: Bookbinding

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    Museum Mix

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Art Cart (After Class)

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    Teen Studio: Color, Form and Light

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    Studio Workshop: Bookbinding

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    Student Night

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    Morning Mindfulness

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    Family Day: Plein Air Painting

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    Gallery Lab: “Color, Form and Light”

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    Gallery Talk: “Before the War: Photographs of Syria by Peter Aaron”

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    Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Mary Lee Bendolph and the Quilters of Gee’s Bend

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    90 Carlton: Autumn Reception

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    Quilting Demonstration with Mary Lee Bendolph and Quilters of Gee’s Bend

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    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Music Performance: “Appalachian Spring: Music Exploring Regional Identity and Race”

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    Faculty Perspectives: Elena Bianchelli

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    Art Cart

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    Lecture - Gavin Pretor-Pinney:“Cloudspotting For Beginners”

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    Third Thursday

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    “Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend”

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    Family Day: Abstract and Contemporary

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Tour at Two: “Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories”

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    Art Cart

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    Holbrook Lecture: Alvia Wardlaw

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    Music Performance: “Color and Contrast: Music of the Roman School of Composers”

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    Tour at Two: “Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome”

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    Make It an Evening: Pre-Concert Event

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    Family Day: Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories

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    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Faculty Perspectives: Jennifer Crenshaw

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    Film: “The Road to Palmyra”

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    Third Thursday

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Tour at Two: “Material Georgia 1733 – 1900: Two Decades of Scholarship”

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    Annual Holiday Book Sale

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    Make It an Evening: Pre-Concert Event

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    Quiltmaking Workshop

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    Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Family Day: Home for the Holidays

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    Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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    Art Cart

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    Third Thursday

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    Yoga in the Galleries

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    Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

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    Make It an Evening: Pre-Concert Event

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