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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602-1502
+1 706-542-4662
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Lovely small museum

I have two gripes with this museum. 1. They need more benches so you can sit and stare at the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
iwanderafar
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Central Florida, Florida
Lovely

Completely surprised by the exhibits, the gift store and the overall caliber of this museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KDB21
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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have two gripes with this museum. 1. They need more benches so you can sit and stare at the paintings. 2. The map gives you the name of the collections, not what is where, so it is basically useless. Otherwise, this is a lovely...More

Thank iwanderafar
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your impressions for others. We appreciate your concerns about having a place to sit and adding context to our gallery map. We'll try to inform visitors of the gallery stools that we have available, and we'll make changes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Completely surprised by the exhibits, the gift store and the overall caliber of this museum.. Totally recommend.

Thank KDB21
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your review was also lovely — thank you!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

I would dare say most Georgians have never even heard of the Georgia Museum of Art, and that is really sad because this is a wonderful place to go. The museum has both a permanent collection that is there year round and seasonal exhibits. We...More

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

We appreciate your patronage and your review! Hopefully your experience will motivate others to check out the official state of Georgia museum of art.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Museum is located in the the campus of the University of Georgia....relaxing and easy Walking between exhibits..... recommend it for a educational adventure

Thank gand9480
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi, thank you for helping to undo the secret — we want everyone to know about the museum. It's free!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The museum offers some very good art (for a small museum), an enjoyable space and excellent programs for kids, adults and groups.

Thank M J
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

We're glad you had a good art stroll! Come back to see future temporary exhibitions and to revisit the permanent collection.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art is a must-see if you are visiting Athens. It is a great place to take a date too! They always have interesting exhibits rolling through, and often offer fun activities and classes for kids of all ages. It is a...More

1  Thank themaddtraveler
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Wow, you hit on all of the key facets of the museum. Thank you for your thorough review!

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We swung by to see what the museum had to offer, and thought the presentations were just average. There is free parking right next door which is convenient. It took us about an hour to walk through and see everything. I suppose if you are...More

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the museum and offering your review. We regret that the permanent collection and/or our temporary exhibitions didn't overwhelm you. You might want to try us again — since we have ever-changing temporary exhibitions, many taken directly from institutions of renown. For...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

A wonderful museum, currently with two very interesting exhibits....Gio Ponti, mid-century furniture and Martin Johnson Heade, who painted everything from floral arrangements to portraits...the permanent collection has some artists that will surprise you: Bonnard, Dufy, O'Keefe and much more...definitely go and amazingly, it's free...

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for noticing our two big summer exhibitions!

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice museum. Would have liked to see a little more information about the individual paintings. We liked the chronological layout of the museum. Free parking on Saturday.

Thank Vic L
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

We appreciate your review and are grateful for your visit. It's useful to receive your comment about wishing for more information on the works of art; we'll take that into consideration. And yes, parking is plentiful and free on the weekend.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We liked the collection a great deal. Not too large so you avoid overload. Arranged chronologically from the Renaissance to today. Interesting special exhibits too. The wing with temporary exhibits was closed on our visit. Free.More

Thank cordyroy
GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for visiting and for posting your impressions of the museum. You were here while some of our larger galleries were starting to transition for two big shows we'll offer this summer: paintings by Martin Johnson Heade in a show organized by the Museum...More

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