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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602-1502
+1 706-542-4662
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A Little Disappointing

We enjoyed it but I guess I was expecting more recognizable artists considering it's the Georgia... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cheryl A
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Williamsport TN
Interesting place

There were quite nice exhibits in the museum. I mainly went to take my niece and she seemed to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
griffinp5595
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Omega, 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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"permanent collection"
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"gio ponti"
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"favorite exhibit"
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"mary cassatt"
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"on display"
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"uga campus"
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"exhibit space"
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"beautiful facility"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"small coffee shop"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed it but I guess I was expecting more recognizable artists considering it's the Georgia State Museum. There were some very nice exhibits of some antique dishes.It is handicap accessible.More

Thank Cheryl A
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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and reviewing the Georgia Museum of Art. We're sorry that you didn't find what you were expecting. While the collection contains art by a number of notable artists, many of the artists represented are less well known, and we strive to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There were quite nice exhibits in the museum. I mainly went to take my niece and she seemed to really enjoy it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, quaint, but a very good selection of various period and style artwork. Took me about an hour to walk through it. FREE!!!

Thank Amanda C
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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We like your review. An hour long tour is certainly one way to experience the museum. We hope you can return for our ever changing temporary exhibitions to come.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Went here for a few hours, not a bad time. The gift shop also had reasonable prices for the merchandise.

Thank Robert B
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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Georgia Museum of Art. Please come back again as our temporary exhibitions are always changing.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

This museum is housed on the UGA campus and the building is very well designed. The collection is very impressive and it is easy to walk through. Works include national, international and regional artists. We were very impressed by the current exhibit of "untrained" outsider...More

Thank Bruce F
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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for visiting and sharing your impressions of the museum, we hope you will visit again when new exhibitions are on view.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

On my trip from North to South I had some time so I stopped by this renowned museum. Just right to catch a tour by a young lady. All kinds of historical stuff, not just paintings. Paintings are from mostly American artists which I never...More

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

We enjoyed your nuanced review of the museum. Thank you for visiting.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Such a lovely spot located on the UGA campus! We were pleasantly surprised by the varied collections at this museum. A visit to the Georgia Museum of Art is well worth the time when in the Athens area. We will definitely be back!

Thank Sarah R
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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Oops, we missed seeing your review last month. Thank you for your visit and comments. We're glad you plan on coming back.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This museum has much to offer. Their varying exhibits included photography, folk art, modern art & some classic artists, like Mary Cassatt. Although I'm not sure about the walls painted different colors (aren't neutral walls supposed to show the art optimally??), it was a privilege...More

Thank Sangonan
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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for sharing your impressions of the museum, we hope you'll visit again since our temporary exhibitions are always changing.

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Architecturally attractive, this small museum has a variety of rotating and permanent exhibits, some international and some regionally relevant. A mix of natural and artificial lighting does a good job of showing off the pieces. Meticulously clean and shining. Family art activities are often available...More

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for your review which we enjoyed seeing in February, and we shared it with our staff who maintain the appearance of the building — but forgot to respond here. It's great that you noticed the lighting and mentioned our family programming. We hope...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

This is a very worthwhile stop in Athens. An interesting and diverse set of collections that include paintings from the renaissance, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, and the decorative arts.

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be able to visit again. Thank you for reviewing the Georgia Museum of Art.

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