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“Georgia Museum of Art”

Georgia Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 50 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: 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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“Georgia Museum of Art”
Reviewed 25 March 2008

The Georgia Museum of Art isn't located in Atlanta. Or any suburb of Atlanta. It's at the University of Georgia, in Athens. It's a nice size museum, that doesn't require you to plan your whole day around. And the frequently changing exhibits make it easy to go back to again and again. I've seen several exhibits including students and faculty, which are always thought provoking. And the permanent galleries have some wonderful gems that you can get quite attached to. And best of all it's free. They sometimes ask for a $2 donation, but always in a very Southern, polite way with no pressure attached. Hours are: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and state holidays.

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