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Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Expect When Visiting the Center?

How much does it cost?

It’s FREE! As a non-profit organization and a part of the University System of Georgia, there is no admission fee to view the art in the center and participate in its public events. We have a suggested donation of $10 per person and also ask for you to consider donating if you enjoy our events.

What are the hours of operation?

OPEN Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

CLOSED on Sunday, Monday, and National and University Holidays

Where do I park?

There is free street parking right outside the center, as well as a large, free parking garage across the street on Front Avenue.


Please visit the center’s Exhibitions tab for information on all of our Exhibitions.

Are children allowed?

Children are allowed to visit and enjoy the center and its public events. We encourage those aged under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.

Are food and drink allowed?

Visitors are NOT allowed to bring in outside food and/or drink.

Are photos allowed?

Visitors are allowed to take photos within the galleries, except when otherwise noted. The use of tripods and flash photography are NOT allowed.

Are pets allowed?

Visitors are NOT allowed to bring in pets unless they are a service animal.

Can I host my event at the center?

Yes, you sure can! Please head to our events page for details.


All public areas of the galleries are accessible via wheelchair, including our terrace. There is an elevator at all entrances to the space and the galleries are kept so that all visitors can go through areas with ease.

Is there a limit to the number of visitors?

No. The only limit to our capacity is the one set by the fire marshal (443). Large groups are now able to visit at all times. No appointment is necessary.

Will hand sanitizer be available?

Yes. Hand-sanitizing stations will be located at all entrances to the Center. Hand washing for twenty (20) seconds is also strongly recommended.

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