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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St, Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), Georgia 30602 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Thu 10a
  • Independent

“at the University of Georgia in Athens”

Georgia Museum of Art at UGA Athens is both a university museum under the aegis of the University of Georgia and, since 1982, the official state museum of art. The museum offers programming for patrons of all ages, from child to senior citizen, as well as free admission to the public (with a suggested donation) for all exhibitions. It organizes its own exhibitions in-house, creates traveling exhibitions for other museums and galleries and plays host to traveling exhibitions from around the country and the globe. In 2011, the museum occupies an expanded contemporary building, with additions and renovations designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects, in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the university’s burgeoning East Campus. New galleries display the permanent collection, and visitors enjoy an outdoor sculpture garden and expanded lobby. The museum continues to balance its dual designation as an academic museum with its role as the official state art museum of Georgia. Its schedule is a reflection of the academic study of the history of art and a broader array of popular exhibitions that appeal to all audiences. From the time Alfred Holbrook first loaded works from his art collection in the trunk of his car to share with Georgia’s schoolchildren until today, when the museum staff crisscrosses the state of Georgia to present a variety of educational programs, the Georgia Museum of Art has made the state a richer and more culturally viable place to live.

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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St
Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), Georgia
30602 USA

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Closed Now
  • Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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