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Georgia Museum of Art

Frequently Asked Questions

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. We close occasionally for federal holidays, but many of these fall on Monday, when we are always closed. We are open even when UGA football has a home game.

Parking for the Georgia Museum of Art is available in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) parking deck, which is located at the rear of lot E11 off River Road. The deck is managed by UGA Parking Services, and the meter is on the first floor; you must know your license plate number to use the meter. There is no free visitor parking on campus during regular business hours. For information on fees and on campus parking in general, please contact UGA Parking Services directly by phone at 706.542.7275, email at parking@uga.edu or by visiting their website at www.parking.uga.edu. Unfortunately, the museum is not permitted to validate parking.

Parking in the PAC deck is free on Saturdays and Sundays. Free parking (that is, parking without a permit) is available in surface lot E11 on Saturdays and Sundays and after 4 p.m. on weekdays. If the PAC deck is full, visitors are encouraged to park in the East Campus Deck.

There is parking in the small lot located directly below the museum (accessible from Carlton Street) for visitors with disabilities. If your mobility is impaired and you need other assistance with transportation, please call UGA’s Campus Transit office at 706.369.6220.

Information on bus parking for tour groups is available here or by calling 706.542.4662.

If you are on a motorcycle, you may either park in the museum’s lot accessible from Carlton Street or park in E11 and call Parking Services at 706.542.7275 with your tag number so they know not to ticket your vehicle.

Admission is free, although we gladly accept donations.

Food (including chewing gum) and drink are allowed in most areas on the museum’s ground floor, including in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden. They are not allowed on the second floor (where most of the art is) or in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. There are water fountains on the ground floor and the second floor.

The Museum Café is underneath the stairs to the second floor and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with coffee, tea, soft drinks, sandwiches, salads, soup and snacks.

No. The University of Georgia is a tobacco-free campus.

Yes. You may photograph anything in our permanent collection and in most temporary exhibitions (depending on lenders). Please don’t use a flash, tripod or selfie stick. If you need to use any of those things for a project, contact the museum’s department of communications for permission.

It depends. 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 behind the front desk in the lobby, where we have cubbies and lockers. Need a quarter for the lockers? We can help with that. The Georgia Museum of Art does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen articles.

Absolutely. We do not allow backpack-style baby carriers (for the same reason we don’t allow backpacks), but all other methods of baby transportation are fine. Breastfeeding is allowed anywhere you feel comfortable, and we have changing tables.

We do, by the museum’s side entrance.

You may draw with pencils on a portable sketchpad. Pens, markers and paint are not allowed in the galleries. All other requests should be directed to the museum’s registrars.

Our wi-fi runs through UGA EITS. Instructions for guest access are here .

Docent-led tours are free, available by reservation and can focus on the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions. We’d love to work with your group to create a tour just for your needs. 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.

We list current and upcoming  exhibitions on our website.

The museum is fully ADA accessible, and we have wheelchairs you can borrow. Tours for the Deaf and hard of hearing are available by appointment . 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 help.

The Museum Shop is by the main entrance and operates the same hours as the museum (closing 15 minutes earlier).

A full staff list and a general contact form are here. You can also call our main line (706.542.4662) during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Thanks for asking! You can give securely online at http://give.uga.edu/story/georgia-museum-of-art/ or via cash or check in the donation boxes in our lobby. Want to donate art, fund a specific program or set up a planned gift? Contact our director of development, Heather Malcom, at hmalcom@uga.edu or 706.542.0437.

We do, with a wide variety of levels and exciting benefits, all of which fund our programming.

Most of our volunteers either participate in our community docent program or work with our membership on events. Click here for more information about volunteering.

You can use our tour request form or, if you have more questions, call 706.542.4662 and ask for our education department.

We do, for events from weddings to commencements to business meetings and even the occasional high school prom. You can find out more about rental packages here.

You can search our collections database here. If the object you’re looking for doesn’t show up, that doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t have it. The database is always a work in progress. Please feel free to contact us through the web form and we’ll get back to you.

Maybe! All job listings, including for faculty positions, are posted through our parent organization, the University of Georgia, and applications must be made through its human resources department.