The Albany Museum of Art houses a diverse collection that includes American and European art from the 19th century through today, as well as the largest collection in the Southeast outside of a university setting of sub-Saharan African art including masks, sculpture, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments.
Located at 311 Meadowlark Drive in Albany, Ga., the AMA adjacent to Albany State University West Campus, just off Gillionville Road. The Museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since the 1990s.
The AMA is open to the public 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.
The Albany Museum of Art brings the art of the South to the world and the art of the world to the South. We build connections with individuals and communities to inspire curiosity, appreciation, understanding, and passion for art. We engage diverse experiences and perspectives in our audiences through relevant exhibitions, events, collection preservation, research, and educational programming.
As a premier arts and cultural hub for the South Georgia region, we will grow our organization to create a fully accessible location downtown where all are welcome and can celebrate diversity, uniqueness, and creativity through shared experiences of art.
Creative: We deliver high-quality, inspiring exhibitions, and programs.
Courageous: We dare to be a forum for community dialogue and contemplation.
Engaging: We are passionate about being a place of inclusion, trust, and welcome.
Educational: We create innovative learning opportunities tailored to our visitors and programs.
Evolving: We grow with and for the communities we serve.
Albany Museum of Art Origins
Slappey Boulevard Gallery
Capital Campaign for a New Building
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
Harry and Jane Willson Auditorium
On January 2, 2017, the AMA was hit by hurricane-force straight-line winds that devastated much of Albany and Southwest Georgia. The 90 mph-plus winds tore away large sections of the roof from the building, allowing rain into offices, galleries, and vaults on the second floor. The AMA worked tirelessly during those critical first days to ensure the collection was stabilized and moved to suitable storage, or sent to professionals for conservation. None of the works in the museum collection or on loan were destroyed as a result of the storms. All works were secure when a second major storm, including tornadoes, hit the area three weeks later.
Nine Month Closure
Considering a Move to Downtown
Museum Seriously Damaged by Straight Line Winds
The Albany Museum of Art ‘s facility sustained serious damage from the straight line winds that blew through the city on January 2, 2017.
The Museum reopened the downstairs galleries, museum sales gallery, classroom, and auditorium on August 24, 2017.
We are deeply grateful for the support we have received from our community and our colleagues from around the country during this period of recovery.