On March 3, 2009, The Georgia Museum of Art began construction on its Phase II expansion. Designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects (New York), and supported by $20 million in private donations, the new expansion has taken close to two years to complete.With construction having forced the museum to close its doors, it has been a long two years for Athens residents and art enthusiasts.However today, the wait ends, as January 31, 2011 marks The Museum’s reopening to the public.
The recently completed facilities add more than 16,000 square feet in new galleries, outdoor sculpture gardens, and expanded lobby space.Located on The University of Georgia Campus, The Georgia Museum of Art is a must see! To find more information on the exhibits, viewing hours, and location, visit their website here.
— Sissy Erwin