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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602-1502
+1 706-542-4662
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Excellent Collegiate Art Museum

This is an excellent academic museum, showing mostly newer works, no antiquities. I would say it's... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Gary B
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Boston
Small museum with lots to offer

The Museum's permanent collection is wonderful and the visiting exhibits can be very fine. It is... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
emfeAthens_Georgia
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athens, georgia
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The Georgia Museum of Art is the official state museum of art, is located on the University of Georgia campus, and admission is free. The museum presents works from the permanent collection as well as frequent temporary exhibitions from other institutions or generated in-house. Educational programming includes tours, a monthly family day, teen studios, films series and lectures. Four research centers, a library, a vibrant student internship program and course work provide additional educational benefits and opportunities for scholarship and research. Quarterly receptions, student night and DJ parties combine socializing with art appreciation. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. Ike & Jane Café at the Georgia Museum of Art: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum is closed on major US holidays. Mission statement: 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.
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90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602-1502
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+1 706-542-4662
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is an excellent academic museum, showing mostly newer works, no antiquities. I would say it's on a par with Princeton or Rutgers. Until 8/07/16 there is a very nice Exhibition of 32 pieces from the Mason collection of wood art. There's a nice gift...More

1  Thank Gary B
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your impressions of the Georgia Museum of Art. Our permanent collection is currently being reinstalled, and when open in August 2016 it will present works ranging from 1300s to the present. Yes, there is no admission charge!

Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Museum's permanent collection is wonderful and the visiting exhibits can be very fine. It is not a large museum so you can visit without feeling overwhelmed as in many museums. There are lots of lectures and family activities on offer. There is a coffee...More

2  Thank emfeAthens_Georgia
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

We appreciate your nice summary of what the museum offers! Note to visitors in summer 2016: the American and European painting section of our permanent collection is closed until late August for a major reinstallation — but our decorative arts galleries are open! And we...More

Reviewed 20 June 2016

I've been to the GMOA many times. It always has something new to share. Great art, knowledgable staff and perfect spot to spend an afternoon or evening.

Thank kenglish7
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

So well said, thank you!

Reviewed 18 June 2016

We were able to visit this museum as part of a college tour for our daughter. It is beautiful inside and out, with inspiring exhibits and plenty of space. Specializing in arts and crafts, it's a must see if you are interested in folk art.

Thank 468katherinec
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

It's great to hear you visited while here on a college tour. We hope that if your daughter enrolls here that you'll all visit again and again.

Reviewed 16 June 2016

Art museums....I can never get enough of. Wish there were more!! Easy to enjoy, lots to see. Laid out in a regal walkabout with nice guards, beautiful art and notes to help us understand the "who", "when", "where", "how", and "why". A haven on a...More

1  Thank tybeebeachgirl
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Wow, you have a great attitude about art museums — and we share your enthusiasm. Thanks for visiting and sharing your experience!

Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Really neat museum with interesting figures and paintings. Perfect for a simple day out or rainy day.

Thank Audrey R
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Thanks for your review. You're right — the museum is an excellent refuge on a hot, humid day, a rainy or cold day, or just to find some peace and inspiration. Visit again soon since our exhibitions are always changing.

Reviewed 20 May 2016

I have been to Athens a lot over the years, but this was the first time going here. I was pleasantly surprised. They had some great travelling exhibits and also some great works in their permanent collection. Next time I am in Athens, I will...More

Thank heatherwhea
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thanks for sharing your experience at the museum. Yes, please do visit again — our temporary exhibitions are always changing so you will surely see something new.

Reviewed 18 May 2016

I am always skeptical about art venues because they are notoriously boring. Georgia Museum of Art is not. There is an incredible variety of small, medium, large, and gigantic pieces of artwork that keeps you captivated. The walk to the building is beautiful and, once...More

1  Thank Jonathan W
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to the museum and we've shared your review with our entire staff. Come back when you can!

Reviewed 26 April 2016

I suggest coming here if you are looking for an enriching experience. It was definitely worth a visit for us and we recommend.

Thank ExploringLively
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your impressions. Our exhibitions are always changing, so we encourage you to stop in again when in Athens.

Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was surprisingly impressed with my visit to the GA Museum of Art last week. I found several interesting pieces to browse and enjoyed the wide spectrum of art available from classical to modern. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Athens and haven't...More

Thank seriousworldwanderer
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

We appreciate your nice comments and hope that you'll visit again to see what new temporary exhibitions are up!

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