Georgia Museum of Art renovation

Georgia Museum of Art renovation

Larry Forte, a preparator at GMOA, takes measurements while installing one of the new galleries. The museum reopened after a massive expansion that took two years and added 16,000 square feet to the gallery space.

Photo by: Dot Paul

The Georgia Museum of Art reopened in late January with an array of events designed to showcase its new $20 million addition and renovation, which includes more than 16,000 square feet in new galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden, an expanded lobby and more storage space. The addition also includes the Study Centers in the Humanities that contain archives from the museum’s collections and consist of the C.L. Morehead Jr. Center for the Study of American Art, the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, the Jacob Burns Foundation Center and the Pierre Daura Center. The addition was funded entirely with private money, including funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The museum had been closed since March 2009, when construction began. For more information, please visit

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For a multimedia presentation of the Georgia Museum of Art reopening, visit