On View

Permanent Collection

Thirteen galleries house a large portion of the Georgia Museum of Art's permanent collection, including many of the 100 American paintings that made up Alfred Heber Holbrook's founding gift. Eight of these recently received a major facelift, with new arrangements, paint colors and wall text to explain and educate. European and American art as well as fine and decorative arts tell a single story about art history that incorporates the voices of women and African Americans. For more information on the reinstallation, click here.

These galleries are:

  • The Samuel H. Kress Gallery, which includes the museum's Kress Study Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings as well as rotating works on paper
  • The H. Randolph Holder Gallery, devoted to academic art and portraiture
  • The Nancy Cooper Turner Gallery, which highlights 19th-century landscapes and cultural exchange between the United States and Europe
  • The Letitia and Rowland Radford Gallery, which holds impressionist and postimpressionist works
  • The Marilyn Overstreet Nalley Galleries, focusing on modernism, American art of the 1930s and photography
  • The Byrnece Purcell Knox Swanson Gallery, which incorporates work by self-taught artists and abstract works
  • The Barbara and Sanford Orkin Gallery, showcasing contemporary art: pop, minimalist, postminimalist and more
  • The Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries, which house temporary exhibitions, often based on research done in the four study centers, focusing on European art (Pierre Daura Center), American art (C.L. Morehead Jr. Center), the decorative arts (Henry D. Green Center) and works on paper (Jacob Burns Foundation Center)
  • The Phoebe and Ed Forio and Martha and Eugene Odum Galleries, dedicated to decorative arts of the South including silver, pottery, textiles and furniture ranging from slat-back chairs to simply crafted and painted pieces
  • The Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II, designed as a dedicated space for works requiring low light levels and frequent rotation (e.g., works on paper, textiles)