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  1. Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection

    August 19, 2017 - November 12, 2017

    Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection

    19th- and 20th-century works on paper by masters of the medium

  2. Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard

    Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard

    This periodically rotating exhibition of Belleek porcelain comprises masterworks from the comprehensive and noted collection of Linda N. Beard. The roots of Belleek porcelain production lay in the lands of John Caldwell Bloomfield, who in 1849 had a geologic survey of his property in the village of Belleek, County Fermanagh, in what would later become Northern Ireland, that revealed rich deposits of minerals.

  3. Permanent Collection

    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.


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Collectors host Spalding Nix’s Culture Club in Athens

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Spalding Nix’s Culture Club presents Doug Woodham on “Art Collecting Today.” Woodham is the former president of the Americas for Christie's and the author of the bestselling “Art Collecting Today.” Established in 2003, Spalding Nix Fine Art is among the Southeast's leading art galleries, featuring salon shows of contemporary art and a selection of modern and Old Master paintings. The Museum Shop will have copies of “Art Collecting Today” available for purchase after September 1. $50 Collectors; $60 regular members. RSVP by September 15 to 706.542.4199 or

This event is open to all members of the museum, not just to Collectors members. The Collectors focus on connoisseurship and raise funds for museum acquisitions. If you are interested in becoming a member of the museum or joining the Collectors, visit or call 706.542.4662.

Special Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Third Thursday

6 – 9 pm

The Georgia Museum of Art, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné, the Classic Center and ATHICA are open to showcase their visual-arts programming.

Special Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Studio Workshop: Drawing

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on display. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (September 7, 14, 21 and 28).

This program is full; call 706.542.8863 or email to be placed on the waiting list.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Morning Mindfulness

9:30 – 10:30 am

The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation. Sessions include instructor-led meditation, reflection and mindfulness techniques. No experience is necessary. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged; please contact 706.542.0448 or


Wednesday, September 27, 2017


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Mailing Address

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1502

Phone Numbers

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Fax: 706.542.1051
Exhibition line: 706.542.3254

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