Attached to the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art was founded in 1948. It became the state's official art museum in 1982 and has been a pillar in the local arts community ever since.
The permanent collection features works of American, European and Asian art. There's a gallery of just Italian Renaissance and another of folk artists like Georgian Howard Finster. They often feature student works as well. Best of all, it's free to visit.