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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602
+1 706-542-4662
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Ranked #6 of 23 attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Water Valley, Mississippi
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I spent a couple of hours at the art museum. It was a very nice surprise to find such a nice museum on campus; the Sophie Newcomb pottery exhibit was a special treat.

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

Thank you for your visit and for sharing your reaction on TripAdvisor! We're glad you enjoyed the Newcomb pottery show and the museum. Please visit again; you can stay abreast of our exhibitions if you wish by subscribing to our email brief or following our social media. Thank you. More

Decatur, Georgia
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57 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

As many reviews note, this museum does not have a high profile. Yet, for a small museum, it has an extraordinary collection, and a very aggressive program of providing special showings. Whenever I am in Athens, I make it a point to visit. If you are a first time visitor to Athens, this is one of the places you should... More

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

Thank you for helping to "unhide the treasure" with your thoughtful review. We're glad the museum is a regular Athens stop for you. You may wish to sign up for our weekly email brief or follow us on social media to stay informed. See you again soon, we hope! More

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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour here, there was so much to see from Masters to Modern, and included some beautiful displays of furniture and rugs. I would love to go back when I have more time to "absorb"!

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

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the variety at the Georgia Museum of Art! Come back when you can; our exhibitions are changing every 12 weeks or so, there's usually something new to experience. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your reaction on Trip Advisor. More

Demorest, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I am a student at UGA and walk by the museum regularly. I had no idea what a gem I have passed up all this time! The special exhibit of Carroll Cloar paintings was fantastic, and the little I saw of the permanent collection was enough to make me want to return ASAP!

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

We're thrilled that you had such a great experience at the Georgia Museum of Art and appreciate you sharing your reaction with a review! It's a shame that so many people pass by and don't come in, we're glad you did — and that you intend to return. With our changing temporary exhibitions, a visit every 3 months will help... More

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I love museums because there, no one asks you to buy anything. When they enrich your life that is even better. This is a lovely museum without being too large. Their collection is large. They always bring out interesting works. They keep your mind going while also relaxing it.

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Athens, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're touring Athens or UGA's campus, it is worth your time to pay a visit to the GMOA. There are two wings of art on the second floor, and an outdoor sculpture garden area. On the first floor there is a small gift shop and a nice area where you can sit down and have a coffee or light... More

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Athens, Ga.
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28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The GMOA is state of the art. The space is lovely. My favorite painting is of Richard Olsen's huge canvas of him in his studio. I usually am not absolutely captivated by the exhibits.

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Rome, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

After not visiting the Georgia Museum of Art for 20 years, I was unprepared for the new building and new exhibit space off of East Campus. The permanent collection is a wonderful mix of paintings from a wide variety of periods. The exhibit space is fantastic. I was lucky enough to visit the special exhibit, Fashion Independent: the original style... More

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I enjoyed this museum and the exhibits that were on display. It was a little difficult to navigate parking in the campus traffic but once inside I have no complaints.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This little museum continues to surprise and delight with its exhibitions....i never get tired of it.....a great place to unwind and feed the soul

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