A Few Notes for Visitors of the Museum
Museums are charged with the collection, preservation and exhibition of objects valuable to art, history and science. Museums are also educational institutions, research agencies and cultural centers. We want you to enjoy your visit to the Georgia Museum of Art, see the works of art and have the pleasure of discovering new things in the galleries. It is our duty to protect these works of art while making them available for your pleasure.
Please help us by reviewing and observing the visitor guidelines.
Check Large Items
Items such as purses, parcels, briefcases and backpacks that measure more than 8 1/2 x 11 x 6 inches and all umbrellas must be checked in the coat room. The Georgia Museum of Art does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen articles.
Eating, Drinking, Smoking and Chewing Gum
Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries. Smoking and use of tobacco products is prohibited in the museum (as well as across UGA's campus). Gum must be disposed of appropriately.
Unruly behavior, such as running or jumping, and loud conversation are not permissible in the Georgia Museum of Art.
The 8-Inch Rule
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH any work of art. The slightest touch to the surface of a work of art can create permanent damage, which may be visible immediately. Please stand more than 8 inches from any work of art to prevent the risk of causing harm. Human breath can even cause harmful changes to the surface of a work of art.
You may photograph works of art from the permanent collection without using a flash or tripod and sometimes works of art on loan to the museum in temporary exhibitions, depending on the lender's preference. If you have questions about whether or not you may take photographs of a particular work, our security staff can help. Camera bags, tripods and all other large camera equipment must be checked in the coat room. The Georgia Museum of Art does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen articles.
Copying Works of Art
Drawing with a pencil on a portable sketchpad is permissible in the Georgia Museum of Art. Pens, markers and paint are not permissible in the galleries. All other requests should be directed to the museum's registrars.
Special Services for People with Disabilities
The museum is fully ADA accessible, and wheelchairs are available. Tours for the Deaf and hard of hearing are available by appointment (see tour information). Audio amplification devices are also available for events held in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. If you desire additional assistance, please do not hesitate to ask any Georgia Museum of Art employee; we will be happy to assist you in any possible manner.
Educational Programs and Museum Tours
Docent-led tours are available by reservation. To schedule a tour of the museum, use our online form. Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance. For all other programs and reservations, call 706.542.4662.
The museum has guest and comment books on the first and second floors. Please sign, and, if you would like more information about the museum, leave your email address.
Visit the Museum Shop for a unique selection of art-related gifts, art publications, note cards, hand-crafted jewelry and creative items for children. The shop is open 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.–8:45 p.m., Thursday; and 1–4:45 p.m., Sunday.
Tues, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wed, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thurs, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Fri, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun, 1–5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and state holidays.