The Georgia Museum of Art shares the mission of the University of Georgia to support and to promote teaching, research, and service. Specifically, as a repository and educational instrument of the visual arts, the museum exists to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art.Our Athens trip planner makes visiting Georgia Museum of Art and other Athens attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Georgia Museum of Art reviews
I spent a morning here and thoroughly enjoyed the range of artworks from Hudson River School artists such as Thomas Doughty through the Thirties into modern American painters and sculptors such as... more »
This museum has a wonderful permanent collection. I go when traveling exhibitions change...well worth the drive from Atlanta. more »
The museum changes quite frequently since they have entire areas dedicated to traveling exhibits. I was shown around by a friend who goes to the college and I thoroughly enjoyed most of the art available. My only complaint is that one employee was particularly rude to my friend. My friend had a completely sealed bottle of water and she wanted her to go all the way downstairs and get a locker. We ended up just putting it on a table outside of the exhibit room
For several years now, I've attended the "morning mindfulness" program offered at the museum -- one of many free activities open to the community. There are also films and special programs in the auditorium, Family Day activities, an interesting gift shop, and more. Not to mention the wonderfully varied exhibitions, both traveling and from the museum's permanent collection, which change throughout the year. If you sign up to become a Friend of the Museum, you can get emails about what's happening at GMOA and there's always something going on. We are so fortunate to have the state museum of art here in Athens!
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