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“Who doesn't want to go to the Museum?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Georgia Museum of Art

Georgia Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 50 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sarasota, Florida
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“Who doesn't want to go to the Museum?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

I love museums because there, no one asks you to buy anything. When they enrich your life that is even better. This is a lovely museum without being too large. Their collection is large. They always bring out interesting works. They keep your mind going while also relaxing it.

Visited October 2012
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Athens, GA
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“Medium-Size Art Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you're touring Athens or UGA's campus, it is worth your time to pay a visit to the GMOA. There are two wings of art on the second floor, and an outdoor sculpture garden area. On the first floor there is a small gift shop and a nice area where you can sit down and have a coffee or light lunch/snack. The GMOA is always a good refuge from the heat as well!

Visited May 2013
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Athens, Ga.
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“State of the Art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The GMOA is state of the art. The space is lovely. My favorite painting is of Richard Olsen's huge canvas of him in his studio. I usually am not absolutely captivated by the exhibits.

Visited August 2012
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Rome, Georgia
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“Wonderful collection and wonderful space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

After not visiting the Georgia Museum of Art for 20 years, I was unprepared for the new building and new exhibit space off of East Campus.

The permanent collection is a wonderful mix of paintings from a wide variety of periods. The exhibit space is fantastic.

I was lucky enough to visit the special exhibit, Fashion Independent: the original style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor. The curator from the Phoenix Art Museum has done a wonderful job of combining photos, couture, and film to describe the fabulous style of Ann Taylor.

Thanks to the Georgia Museum of Art for striving to reach excellence in their exhibits.

Visited July 2013
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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“Great place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

I enjoyed this museum and the exhibits that were on display. It was a little difficult to navigate parking in the campus traffic but once inside I have no complaints.

Visited June 2013
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