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Georgia Museum of Art, Athens

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 95 reviews on the web
The Georgia Museum of Art shares the mission of the University of Georgia to support and to promote teaching, research, and service. Specifically, as a repository and educational instrument of the visual arts, the museum exists to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art.

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  • This museum has a very extensive permanent collection. We found the special exhibit featuring artwork depicting the Brooklyn Bridge fascinating. It also has a lovely sculpture garden! 
  • We had the opportunity to attend the sneak Preview of the Russian exhibit and had access to the rest of the displayed collection. I especially enjoyed the treatment of the Brooklyn Bridge; a collectio...  read more »
  • I'll save you the gory details suffice to say the entire experience of trying to park a MCY at the museum is extremely frustrating. So much so that we finally gave up and left. 
  • First, this Art Museum is free of charge to enter and view the art. It has a massive amount of fine art of various shapes and sizes. There is a gift shop and a cafe located here as well. There are multiple floors that you can traverse and explore. Some areas do not allow photography of the art while other areas do. I recommend coming here. It truly is a fantastic museum.
  • Very cool museum. We rented it for a party and our guests absolutely loved it. Why just rent a room to have a party when you can rent a museum? We love to see the new exhibits here too. Real undiscovered gem in Athens GA.
  • Okay museum for a university. The collection is fairly small and has a narrow scope mostly aimed at Georgia subjects. The museum can be done in about an hour. I did not care for the fact that one's bags must be checked in a locker. I also really did not care for the fact that I felt like I was being followed by the numerous security guards at the museum. For a smaller museum it seems to have an abnormally large amount of security and they really do follow you like a hawk. As an avid museum and art lover it made me feel uncomfortable and unwelcome.
  • They host neat family friendly events on the weekends. Cool place to visit.
  • I live in athens and decided to take my parents to the art decision. The art wasn't bad, nothing to exciting, a large portion of the art was paper. The people rude the experience wasn't very great. The employees follow you like a hawk, in one portion they lady kept sighing like we were bothering her. There is cameras on every corner so I couldn't understand why they had people following you around from room to room. Majority of the signs were very small print and I was yelled at for being to close to a painting, so I could read a sign about it, that was made in 2011.
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