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  1. Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders

    May 19, 2018 - July 29, 2018

    Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders

    Highlights from one of the most important Georgia-based collections of American art, including furniture and porcelain as well as paintings by artists including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and Mary Cassatt.

  2. A Legacy of Giving: C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry

    May 12, 2018 - August 05, 2018

    A Legacy of Giving: C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry

    French and American art from the collection of C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Yoga in the Galleries

6 – 7 pm

Join us for a yoga class surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Led by instructors from Five Points Yoga, this program is free and open to both beginner and experienced yogis. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; tickets are available at the front desk starting at 5:15 p.m. Yoga mats provided.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

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, June 21, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Lecture: Mindy Besaw

3 – 4 pm

Mindy N. Besaw, curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art since 2014, will speak on the exhibition "Bloom Where You're Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders." Besaw spearheaded a renovation and reinstallation of the early American art galleries at Crystal Bridges, which opened in March 2018. Her dissertation and research interests place contemporary art in dialogue with history.

Lectures and Gallery Talks

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Collectors host Mindy Besaw, curator of American art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

9:30 – 10:30 am

Meet and greet with curator Mindy Besaw followed by a private gallery talk with Sarah Kate Gillespie, Georgia Museum of Art curator of American art, and Mindy. A private lunch will be served following the gallery talk. $45 for members of The Collectors. RSVP to or by calling 706.542.4199. 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 please visit or call 706.542.4662.

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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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