Arts Society & Culture

Georgia Museum of Art offers discount to military families

GMOA Erle Loran’s painting “America at War”
Erle Loran's painting "America at War"

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will participate this summer in Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission and special discounts to all active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

Although admission to the museum is always free, the museum shop is offering a 10 percent discount for all active-duty military personnel and their families. The museum has signed on to the program in an effort to connect the arts and military communities and as a way to thank military families for their service and sacrifice.

The discount is available to anyone with a military ID-which includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps-and their family members.

The museum has also created a self-guided tour of images in the permanent collection with relevance to the military, including Erle Loran’s painting “America at War,” Ralston Crawford’s “Test Able” and Lawrence Beall Smith’s “London Salute.” Anyone who would like to take the tour, which is not limited to military families, may ask for a copy at the museum’s front desk during regular hours.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Art Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton St., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see or call 706-542-4662.