Georgia Museum of Art

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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.

The Georgia Museum of Art is both a university museum at the University of Georgia and, since 1982, the official state museum of art. Located on the East Campus of UGA, in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex, it opened in 1948. The museum offers programming for patrons of all ages, from child to senior citizen, as well as free admission to the public 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. The museum strives, most of all, to fulfill the legacy of its founder, Alfred Heber Holbrook, and provide art for everyone, removing barriers to accessibility and seeking to foster an open, educational and inspiring environment for students, scholars and the general public.

Upcoming Events

Film Series: Alfred Hitchcock in Color: “Rope”

This series features three films in which Hitchcock uses color to further the meaning and ideas of his films. Each screening will be introduced by Janice...

1/23/2020 7pm
Third Thursday

Eight of Athens’ established venues for visual art hold Third Thursday, an event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month....

3/19/2020 6pm
Yoga in the Galleries

Enjoy a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by instructors from Five Points Yoga, this program is free and open to both beginner and...

3/19/2020 6pm
Morning Mindfulness

The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation sessions, held every other Friday during the...

3/20/2020 9:30am
Artful Conversation: “Portrait of Marina Wister” by Diego Rivera

Emily Hogrefe-Ribeiro, assistant curator of education, will lead a discussion on “Portrait of Marina Wister” by Diego Rivera.

3/24/2020 2pm

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