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  1. Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

    June 30, 2018 - September 23, 2018

    Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

    "Central to Their Lives," organized by the Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina, examines the achievements of women artists working in and inspired by the American South.

  2. One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection

    July 21, 2018 - January 06, 2019

    One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection

    Russian fine and decorative arts dating from ca. 1660 to 1952 from the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky.

  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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Toddler Tuesday: Horses and Helmets

10 – 11 am

Join us for a tour, story time in the galleries and an art activity just for the little ones. Inspired by the exhibition “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection,” toddlers will decorate their own animal-themed helmet. This free, 40-minute program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years. This event is full; please email or call 706.542.0448 to be placed on the waitlist.. Sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Family Days

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Artful Conversation: Radcliffe Bailey

2 – 3 pm

Callan Steinmann, curator of education, will lead a special session of close looking and dialogue focused on Bailey’s “7 Steps.”


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Annual Meeting and Reception of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

5:30 – 7:30 pm

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art will include highlights from the group’s activities and the presentation of the M. Smith Griffith Volunteer of the Year Award

Special Events

Thursday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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

Friday, August 17, 2018

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 that include a variety of instructor-led meditation, movement and mindfulness techniques. Reservations are encouraged; please contact 706.542.0448 or Funded in part by the Hemera Foundation.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Family Day: One Heart, One Way

10 am – 12 pm

Join us for gallery activities and to make your own full dress helmet inspired by those worn by Her Majesty’s Horse Guards in 19th-century Russia. This free, drop-in program will focus on the exhibition “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” and includes works of art from Russian Prince Alexander’s art collection. Create your own masterpiece in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. 

Family Days


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Mailing Address

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

Phone Numbers

General: 706.542.4662
Fax: 706.542.1051
Exhibition line: 706.542.3254

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