The holidays are upon us, and many relatives are in town from all over the country to be with family and friends. For those looking to entertain out-of-town guests, the Georgia Museum of Art is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. With several events, tours and exhibitions on display, the museum has offerings for all ages and interests. Because both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Mondays this year, those two holidays will not affect the museum’s normal schedule. We will be open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 5 p.m., with the museum closed on Mondays as usual.
In addition to our normal hours, there are several public events coming up, which are convenient and fun ways to spend some time with loved ones. Tonight, visitors can enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour at the museum prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, performing selections from Handel’s Messiah. You can purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu, but they are not required to attend the event at the museum. This event will run 6 – 8 p.m., with the tour beginning at 6:15.
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Third Thursday also takes place tonight. This monthly event takes place at seven of Athens’ established venues for visual art. Full schedules are posted at 3Thurs.org, with this month featuring galleries open and events at the Georgia Museum of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, Hotel Indigo and the Classic Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission to all venues is free of charge, and this event is a great opportunity to visit a few Athens venues in one evening.
On Wednesday, December 27, our weekly Tour at Two begins at 2 p.m., featuring highlights from the permanent collection. Docents lead this tour every Wednesday, and it is free of charge. Come back in the future for a chance to go on tours of different exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection.
Finally, come celebrate the fact that you survived the holidays with our early January events. On January 3 at 2 p.m., assistant curator of education Sage Kincaid will lead a special slow-looking program and dialogue focused on Joan Mitchell’s painting “Close.” And January 4 brings the first session of our three-part studio workshop on abstraction with Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger. Read more about this great opportunity on our website.
We wish all of you very happy holidays, and we look forward to seeing you at an event or tour soon.