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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602-1502
+1 706-542-4662
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on the campus of university of Georgia

A wonderful museum, currently with two very interesting exhibits....Gio Ponti, mid-century... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
mlesser1
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Atlanta, Georgia
May 20th

Nice museum. Would have liked to see a little more information about the individual paintings. We... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Vic L
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San Antonio, Texas
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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 12 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!

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Reviewed 20 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
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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Who would figure that this was here? Looking for something to see in Athens on a Sunday and lo and behold.... Good eclectic collection in a lovely facility. You'll have the place to yourselves, so enjoy.

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, we can certainly accommodate more visitors and hope some will be inspired by your comments!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have visited the art gallery a couple of times. It is a striking building with excellent exhibit space and some of the modern stuff, especially the African-American collection is excellent. The older and European sections are, perhaps not surprisingly, less impressive. Certainly worth a...More

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

Thank you for your review, we certainly benefit from hearing about all aspects of our visitors’ experience and take the comments to heart. We regret that there was anything about your visit that you found unacceptable and we apologize for that. Since some visitors may...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Athens, the home of the University of Georgia, is fortunate in having this treasure. The building, modern and custom built to showcase its collection, is located within walking distance of most of the university campus, which surrounds the museum. Inside, the galleries are spacious, and...More

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Wow, all we can say is, "We couldn't have said it better ourselves!" Thank you.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

the nice thing about this place is there is something to go see almost all year round! I really rnjoy going there, vbery nice enviroment some great sitting area, amazing selections ....

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

We're pleased to see that you enjoy the museum! Yes, we are a year-round institution, almost always open with continuous programming — so there is usually something new to see when you come back.

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

A peaceful walk thru the gallery is the perfect Sunday afternoon activity. It's great to broaden your horizons regarding art and see new things.

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

We appreciate your elegant summation of your visit to the museum. Thank you, and please visit again.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This museum has a very extensive permanent collection. We found the special exhibit featuring artwork depicting the Brooklyn Bridge fascinating. It also has a lovely sculpture garden!

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

We're pleased that your found the museum beautiful. Thanks for posting this, and please visit to see some of our future exhibitions.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to attend the sneak Preview of the Russian exhibit and had access to the rest of the displayed collection. I especially enjoyed the treatment of the Brooklyn Bridge; a collection of works depicting the landmark bridge by various artists. This museum...More

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GMOA, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Yes, we currently have plenty to see and you could make a day of it! But especially since the museum is free, we also encourage repeat shorter visits — another way to take in the variety that the museum offers, and to make it more...More

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