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.

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Exhibition: Call and Response

As a visual response to “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects,” this selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection considers the intersection of...

Exhibition: Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects

Organized by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art and curated by Courtney Taylor, “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects” includes recent photographic...

Exhibition: Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection

This exhibition includes works from the 2011 traveling exhibition “Tradition Redefined,” which preceded the gift, as well as subsequent works added in recent...

Exhibition: Graphic Eloquence: American Modernism on Paper from the Collection of Michael T. Ricker

American modernism in the visual arts has garnered sustained interest among scholars and general audiences in recent years, though typically with a focus on...

Exhibition: In Dialogue: Views of Empire: Grand and Humble

Two sets of Russian prints: sweeping cityscapes and small hand-colored lithographs of working-class occupations.


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