Georgia Museum of Art

Containing a vast collection of international fine art, the Georgia Museum of Art, in Athens, is the official art museum of the state of Georgia. Its permanent collection includes American paintings—primarily 19th and 20th century; American, European, and Asian works on paper; Renaissance paintings; and growing collections of southern decorative arts and Asian art. The museum’s docents can tailor a tour to your needs. It’s Louis T. Griffith Teacher Resource Center has a great deal of educational materials that will help teachers prepare for a museum visit and create a follow-up lesson plan. If you have trouble getting to the museum, check out its “Adopt-a-Bus” program, which helps to provide transportation for school groups in rural areas with limited resources that are outside Athens-Clarke County. 
 
 
Contact Info
90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-4662. Fax: 706-542-1051. Website: georgiamuseum.org. Hrs: Tues.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Thurs. 10AM-8:45PM, Sun. 1PM-4:45PM. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: The Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: The Arts.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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