United States Address:
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LaGrange Art Museum
In March 1963, a group of art enthusiasts founded the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association to promote visual arts through exhibitions and art classes for area artists.
In 1964, the Callaway Foundation provided a building on Church Street for the CVAA. The first acquisition for the Associationâ€™s permanent collection was a painting titled Solitude donated by nationally prominent artists Lamar Dodd, a native of LaGrange.
In March 1978, the Callaway Foundation deeded the former Troup County Jail to the CVAA. Built in 1892, this late Victorian structure was used by the County until 1939 when the jail was moved south of LaGrange. It was later acquired by the LaGrange daily News in the 1950s and became the paperâ€™s offices and printing plant. In 1978, the paper moved to a new building and the old jail building was completely renovated into an art center with four galleries, two classrooms, offices, a gift shop, kitchen, and storage facilities.
In 1981, the museum began to hold the now nationally known, LaGrange National Biennial. Held in even years, the LaGrange National is a juried art competition jointly hosted by the Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College. It is a well respected event that draws entries from all over the United States and gives residents of West Georgia and east Alabama a unique view of current art trends.
At present the LaGrange Art Museum offers five or six exhibits each year that present some of the finest artists in the nation and in the Southeast in particular. The emphasis of these exhibits is on 20th Century artists with an occasional exhibit from another era.
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Open from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday
Open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday
Closed on Sunday and Monday
From Atlanta, take I-85 Southe to Exit 18. Turn right off the exit onto Lafayette Parkway and continue straight for 3.5 miles. The museum is located on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street.
From Montgomery, take I-85 North to Exit 18. Turn left off the exit onto Lafayette Parkway and continue straight for 3.5 miles. The museum is located on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street.
From Columbus take the I-85 North to I-85 South, Exit 18. Turn right off the exit onto Lafayette Parkway and continue straight for 3.5 miles. The museum is located on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street.
From Macon, take Highway 74 West to Thomaston. Take GA-109 into LaGrange. Cross under the I-85 overpass. Continue straight on GA-109 / Lafayette Parkway for 3.5 miles. The museum is located on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street.
Parking is available to the right and the rear of the museum in the Promenade parking decks.
Museum internal and external photos (1)
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The museum provides a variety of classes and workshops for all ages as well as educational programs for local school children in coordination with the Troup County School system. A growing number of outreach programs are available including Museum on Wheels and various programs for special audiences.
Please contact the museum for details and reservations.