United States



Georgia Museum Of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art is the official state art museum of Georgia, drawing more than 100,000 visitors each year to its galleries, events and programming. The museum was founded in 1945 by Alfred Heber Holbrook, a retired lawyer. Its dual mission is to use its collections and scholarly resources to educate, enlighten and entertain, while maintaining its commitment to university audiences.

Permanent Collection

The museum features more than 9,000 works in its permanent collection, with American painting at its core. Nineteenth-century works include those of Bierstadt, Eakins, Homer, Inness, Kensett, Robinson, Ryder and Whistler. The collection is also strong in 20th-century paintings with important works by, among others, Impressionists, Ashcan School painters and early modernists.

The museum also has several extended loans that complement its collection, including the West Foundation (19th-century American paintings and British watercolors), the Guiliano Ceseri Collection (more than 900 drawings from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period), the Jason Schoen Collection (American paintings from the 1930s and 1940s) and the Pierre Daura Center for the Study of European Art (the works of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura).

In 2000, the museum established the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts with a focus on decorative arts in Georgia.


"The Jackleg Testament"
Through July 8, 2007
A multmedia exhibition by artist Jay Bolotin, who used woodcuts to retell the story of Adam and Eve from the Book of Genesis.

"Suitcase Paintings: Small Scale Work by Abstract Expressionists"
May 19-July 22, 2007
Works by Abstract Expressionists that are significantly smaller than their traditional works.

Forthcoming exhibitions

"John R. Grabach: Century Man"
July 21-Sept. 16, 2007
The works of American painter John Grabach, who specialized in showing scenes of urban life from the 1930s and 1940s.

"Imprinting the South: Works on Paper from the Collection of Lynn Barstis Williams and Stephen J. Goldfarb"
July 21-Sept. 16, 2007
A collection of prints that represent both positive and critical interpretations from the South in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

"More Than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art"
Aug. 4-Oct. 14, 2007
Handwritten, illustrated letters from prominent artists sent to friends, family and colleagues.



Opening hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays

Closed Mondays

Getting there

A free parking lot is located adjacent to the museum.


Entrances are equipped for handicapped visitors.

The museum features a gift shop that is open during regular museum hours.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

Click on the images to enlarge