The GMA is both a university museum under the aegis of the University of Georgia and, since 1982, the official state museum of art. Located on the East Campus of UGA, in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex, it opened in 1948. Recently, it completed an extensive expansion and remodeling of its building, paid for entirely with externally raised funds, that has allowed it to display its permanent collection continually. The museum offers programming for patrons of all ages, from child to senior citizen, as well as free admission to the public (with a suggested donation of $3) for all exhibitions. It organizes its own exhibitions in-house, creates traveling exhibitions for other museums and galleries and plays host to traveling exhibitions from around the country and the globe. The museum strives, most of all, to fulfill the legacy of its founder, Alfred Heber Holbrook, and provide art for everyone, removing barriers to accessibility and seeking to foster an open, educational and inspiring environment for students, scholars and the general public.
Georgia Museum of Art Information
- Public Transportation: Good; easily accessible by local bus
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Tour: Free docent-led tours are tailored to your group’s particular needs and interests. Special accommodations can be made for the hearing-impaired. Call 706-442-GMOA (4662) or register online
- Membership: Individual membership starts at $15. All Membership levels receive a subscription to the Georgia Museum of Art’s quarterly newsletter, discounted entry to museum-sponsored events, invitations to members-only museum activities, a discount of 10% on items for sale in the museum shop. Other membership levels are available, and they are Contributing $100, Donating $250, Sustaining $500, Director’s Circle $1,000, Patron $2,500, Benefactor $5,000, and Alfred Heber Holbrook Society $10,000
- Other Benefits: Reciprocal membership discounts and privileges at over 250 museums throughout the United States and Canada are available at the Contributing level. For a full list of membership level benefits, please visit the museum website.