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Georgia Museum of Art

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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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Enjoyed a afternoon viewing the art work in the museum. They have some very nice paintings in their permement collections and have new art to see when new traveling exhibits are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Evans, Ga
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Evans, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Enjoyed a afternoon viewing the art work in the museum. They have some very nice paintings in their permement collections and have new art to see when new traveling exhibits are brought to the museum it is totally free to all, even the parking. Visited one very warm afternoon, and enjoyed the cool repreive of the building. The volunteers are... More 

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

We’re very glad you enjoyed your visit. We do indeed have some limited free parking for visitors with disabilities and Museum Shop customers, but it fills up quickly, so we encourage visitors to park in UGA’s Performing Arts Center deck (at 230 River Rd.), a very short walk from the museum. More 

Athens, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There are a variety domains of art displayed in several areas. Location is a little tricky in that it is on campus and parking can be an issue. Seems a bit dated and would love to see some shows or special programs displayed.

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

We're glad to hear you and your daughter enjoyed the museum! Thanks for mentioning the cold drink scenario, we'll see what we can do to address that in the future. More 

Fort walton Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was a great way to spend an hour on a very quiet Saturday morning. Our museum - loving daughter thought it was wonderful. Minor complaints - no place to get a cold drink nearby and the gift shop was closed. We would have spent money if either had been available!

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I live in Athens and this is a place we always take visitors. This is a small museum of art, located on the UGA campus. It has both permanent displays and special exhibits. There are wonderful examples of the artwork of well known artists as well as the art of local artists. The special exhibit that I visited most recently... More 

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

We’re happy to hear that you bring your visitors to the museum, and that you enjoyed the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise exhibition. Thanks for calling us a “local gem” instead of a “hidden gem!” More 

Jefferson, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 17 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 73 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 

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