Summer is for The Arts & Many Museums of Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta. National Center for Civil & Human Rights, bottom left. World of Coke, bottom right.
Downtown Atlanta. National Center for Civil & Human Rights, bottom left. World of Coke, bottom right. Photo courtesy of Gene Philips Photography
Newly opened National Center for Civil & Human Rights
Newly opened National Center for Civil & Human Rights
College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame

Since the National Center for Civil & Human Rights just opened last week and the College Football Hall of Fame should open later this year, I thought is would be interesting to take a look at Atlanta’s best museums and the arts scene in Atlanta.

Most recently Atlanta was ranked as the #1 city to be an artist. Previously, USA Today called Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill one of the top 10 arts districts in the USA, and Americans For The Arts called Atlanta #1 City With the most Arts-related Businesses and #2 City With the Most Arts-related Jobs.

Home of The Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, home of The Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera
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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
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Nations oldest: The Atlanta Ballet
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The Atlanta Opera

Atlanta is one of the few US cities that has professional, permanent, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines: The Atlanta Opera, The Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Alliance Theatre. The Atlanta Ballet, founded in 1929, is the longest continuously performing ballet company in the United States.

The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center is home to Symphony Hall and G winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the multiple stages of the highly acclaimed Alliance Theatre. The city also frequently hosts touring Broadway acts, especially at The Fox Theatre, a historic landmark that is among the highest grossing theatres of its size. The Tabernacle has been voted as the best medium-sized venue for musical acts.

HIGH Museum of Art
HIGH Museum of Art

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Modern and contemporary collection of art in the Renzo Piano designed expansion of the High Museum of Art in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, North America. Piano's design of the new Wieland Pavilion and the Anne Cox Chambers Wing features a special roof system of 1,000 light scoops that capture northern light and filter it into the skyway galleries.
Modern and contemporary collection of art in the Renzo Piano designed expansion of the High Museum of Art. Piano’s design of the new Wieland Pavilion and the Anne Cox Chambers Wing features a special roof system of 1,000 light scoops that capture northern light and filter it into the skyway galleries.

 

Current exhibition: Dream Cars
Current exhibition: Dream Cars
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Richard Meier’s HIGH Museum atrium.

As a national center for the arts, Atlanta is home to significant art museums and institutions.

The renowned High Museum of Art is arguably the South’s leading art museum and among the most-visited art museums in the world.

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MODA – Museum of Design Atlanta
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MODA

The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), a design museum, is the only such museum in the Southeast. 

The Contemporary
The Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center
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The Contemporary (future plan)
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MOCA GA – Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
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MOCA GA

Contemporary art museums include the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (The Contemporary)

and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA).

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SCAD – Savannah College of Art & Design Atlanta
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SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Atlanta
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Michael C. Carlos Museum was designed by architect Michael Graves.
One of the oldest museums in Georgia, the Michael C. Carlos Museum dates back to 1876.
One of the oldest museums in Georgia, the Michael C. Carlos Museum dates back to 1876.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Michael C. Carlos Museum

Institutions of higher education also contribute to Atlanta’s art scene, with the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus providing the city’s arts community with a steady stream of curators, and

Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museumcontaining the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast.

Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery
Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery
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Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery
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Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery
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Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery
Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University
Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University
Zuckerman Museum of Art at KSU
Zuckerman Museum of Art at KSU

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Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Atlanta’s many other institutions of higher learning have art museums, such as Clark Atlanta University, Oglethorpe University and Kennesaw State University.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Gardens mosaiculture October 2013 Copyright Phillip Lott Giant Rotating Fish Fountain
Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Mosaiculture October 2013 Copyright Phillip Lott Giant Rotating Fish Fountain
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Henry Moore sculpture at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
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A walk through the canopy of the Storza Hardwood Forest.
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New Welcome Center at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Mosaiculture at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
New Museum Entrance of the Atlanta History Center
New Museum Building will provide the Entrance to the Atlanta History Center.
Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games exhibit at the Atlanta History Center
Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games exhibit at the Atlanta History Center
The Swan House at Atlanta History Center
The Swan House at Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center
Tullie Smith House at Atlanta History Center
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The Swan House at Atlanta History Center
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Civil War exhibit at Atlanta History Center

 

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The Swan House Gardens at Atlanta History Center

Two of Atlanta’s favorites and always worth a revisit are the Atlanta Botanical Garden, in Midtown,

and the Atlanta History Center, in Buckhead.

Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
Booth Western Museum in Cartersville (North Metro Atlanta)
Booth Western Museum in Cartersville (North Metro Atlanta)
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Booth Museum
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Booth Museum
Jimmie Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Jimmie Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Carter Center
The Oval Office at the Carter Center
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The Carter Center
The Carter Center
Japanese Gardens at The Carter Center
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The Carter Center overlooks Downtown Atlanta
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An exhibit at the Carter Center Museum

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CDC - Centers for Disease Control Museum
CDC – Center for Disease Control’s Global Health Odyssey Museum
Center for Disease Control's Global Health Odyssey Museum
Center for Disease Control’s Global Health Odyssey Museum
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Center for Disease Control’s Global Health Odyssey Museum
The World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola
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The World of Coca-Cola
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The World of Coca-Cola
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The World of Coca-Cola
The Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park
The Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park
Atlanta Cyclorama. The Battle of Atlanta was painted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the studios of the American Panorama Company. The company, established in 1883, was commissioned to produce two Civil War cycloramas – the Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-84) and the Battle of Atlanta (1885-86) as well as a series on biblical themes.
Atlanta Cyclorama. The 358′ circumference Battle of Atlanta panoramic painting was created in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the studios of the American Panorama Company by German painters in 1886-1886. A 30′ deep diarama of 3D elements was added in 1936.

 

A possible future building to house the Cyclorama.
A possible future building to house the Atlanta Cyclorama.
Fernbank Natural History Museum
Fernbank Natural History Museum
Fernbank Natural History Museum
Fernbank Natural History Museum
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Fernbank Natural History Museum
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Fernbank Natural History Museum
Fernbank Science Center Observatory
Fernbank Science Center Observatory
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta Monetary Museum at The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Atlanta Monetary Museum at The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Atlanta Monetary Museum at The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Atlanta Monetary Museum at The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts, new building under construction.
Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts, new building under construction.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Center for Puppetry Arts
Southeastern Railway Museum at Duluth (NE metro Atlanta)
Southeastern Railway Museum at Duluth (NE metro Atlanta)
Southeastern Railway Museum at Duluth (NE metro Atlanta)
Observation Car at the Southeastern Railway Museum at Duluth (NE metro Atlanta)
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Southeastern Railway Museum at Duluth (NE metro Atlanta)
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Vintage Mail Car at the Southeastern Railway Museum at Duluth (NE metro Atlanta)

 

 

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