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Address: 90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602
Phone Number: +1 706-542-4662
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Description: The Georgia Museum of Art is the official state museum of art, is located...
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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A Gem in Our Little Town

This museum has surprisingly high quality artwork and well-curated exhibits. Their web site gives lots of information that helps you decide if you want to see a particular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Jefferson, GA
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Jefferson, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This museum has surprisingly high quality artwork and well-curated exhibits. Their web site gives lots of information that helps you decide if you want to see a particular exhibit. They have Saturday activities for kids that are well planned and lots of fun. Best of all, it is free! And air conditioned.

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mlachowski, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for mentioning our website as a resource — we now have a mobile version that will appear on smart phones, providing quick access to info for visitors. And yes, the AC provides relief during a hot, humid summer! More 

Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is excellent for a college art museum. In fact, I think it rivals art museums in some major cities. The exhibits are unique and well-arranged, especially the Daura exhibit, which was quite comprehensive. You can easily spend several hours here enjoying the art. I did not get a chance to venture into the sculpture garden, but it looked very... More 

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

We’re glad that you found our lesser-known museum — and found it satisfying! Please come back again since our temporary exhibition schedule is loaded with varied high-quality shows, and as you mentioned, admission is free. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Beautiful, intimate museum with several very old collections. We were there for a family weekend event, and the museum was the venue for the Saturday night banquet.

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mlachowski, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your review. Thanks for mentioning our collections and for highlighting that the museum is also available as an event space. Please visit again soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Georgia Museum of Art is a hidden gem. Go see the incredible permanent collection and the sculpture garden. They also have wonderful events so check the calendar.

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mlachowski, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for your effort to "unhide" our gem of a museum! And yes, our calendar reveals a wealth of free events for all sorts of ages and levels of interest. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Athens, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Every visit to the Georgia Museum of Art is different because their expertly curated exhibits rotate often. This family friendly venue hosts special Family Days monthly. The staff members are both profession and friendly. While there is no admission charge, I usually take some cash and leave a small donation. I highly recommend the GMOA to anyone who enjoys all... More 

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mlachowski, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

Your thoughtful review mentioned many of our best talking points, we appreciate that and your extra effort to make a donation to the museum on your visits. Thank you, see you soon! More 

Rolle, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

I was there during a Pierre Daura exhibition (I didn't know him at all) and his stuff was arranged in an engaging way that presented the artist arrestingly. The light and space in this building is incredibly effective. Staff were falling over themselves to enhance my visit - not just to the gallery, but the whole area.

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear your response to your visit at the museum. Your praise of our front line staff is wonderful to hear and motivating for the staff. Thank you, please visit again if you're in the area! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First of all there is a definite issue with parking. The museum website advises that there is no free daytime visitor parking except for those with disabilities. The museum is on the UGA campus which presents issues with traffic as well. So even if the art presented were all top notch, it is not readily accessible unless you are a... More 

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. As a part of UGA, the museum has little control over its parking arrangements. Fortunately, we also receive many benefits from our presence on campus, including that large population of student visitors, whom we hope develop a lifelong love of museums. We are working on a mobile version of our website that will,... More 

Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Georgia Museum is a beautiful structure filled with wonderfully curated exhibits that rotate often. Family days are held monthly. College student events mixing music and the visual arts are particularly attractive and draw large crowds. Staff members are friendly. Open without charge, but donations are appreciated. There's always something going on! Highly recommend.

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

Wow, thank you! We couldn't have said it better ourselves — as you identified many of the features that we believe make this museum a valuable asset for our community, the state and beyond. Thanks for the recommendation, please continue to visit. And given your keen insight, please alert us if you find any areas we should improve on. More 

hiram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Being a fashion design major I was looking forward to the Emillo Pucci exhibit. Once I arrived to the exhibit I was immediately followed by the guard. I'm aware that security needs to be in place but the way he kept returning to the exhibit I felt as though I was a criminal. I like to look and linger and... More 

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, and we apologize for the less than perfect nature of your experience. We are always striving to create a more welcoming environment, complete with customer-service training for our front-line employees. Photographs (no flash) of objects that belong to us are always allowed without prior permission. Objects on loan usually and unfortunately come with... More 

Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Brand new facility, wide diversity of items on display, very nice gift shop, and best of all, it's free! They frequently rotate exhibits, so it's worth visiting often. They have activities for families and children. Great indoors activity on unpleasant weather days. I routinely visit major museums in NYC, LA, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, etc, and this little museum stands very... More 

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the museum and for highlighting the benefit of visiting often. With our changing temporary exhibitions, a periodic visitor will usually encounter something new. A recent expansion and renovation means we can also keep many objects from the permanent collection on display. Yes, it's a great place to come when the weather is too hot,... More 

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Address: 90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602
Phone Number: +1 706-542-4662
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens

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