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Arts & Museums
Serving as the headquarters for cultural activity in the area, this center is housed in a lovely 19th century home with Greek architecture and features an art gallery which hosts monthly exhibits. The center also features a small sales gallery which carries arts and crafts by Georgia artists and classes in visual, performing, and literary arts are available.
Choose from the wide selections of frames that can be customized according to your needs in Smyrna Frame & Art Gallery. If you are unsure, the experienced staff will assist in finding the right one for your precious art. Check out the Thomas Kinkade collections adorning the gallery walls which are considered to be one of the best that the city can offer.
Paces Bend Gallery features work by local as well as nationally recognized artists. Located in the Vinings neighborhood, this small yet trendy gallery offers customized framing services as well. The art selection though limited highlights artwork that are elegant. Appointments are recommended before a visit.
Deljou Art Group is a renowned art gallery in Atlanta for their extensive art selections and elegant frames. Browse through the artworks of well known artists on canvas, paper, prints and photography. Customized frames made by talented artisans that are unique will fit your art pieces giving it an aesthetic look. Unless you are a designer or dealer, you can't take it home with you, but the quality of the art is worth coming out for a casual examination.
Atlanta's vibrant art scene is growing by leaps and bounds, due in great part to such forward-looking spots as SoHo Myriad. This 7000-square-foot (650-square meter) Midtown gallery is home to the works of a wide range of regional and national artists, artfully presented in one of the city's hippest environments. Focusing on transitional and contemporary work in painting, sculpture, photography, glass and fire, and other interesting media, SoHo Myriad sets a high bar for the burgeoning gallery presence in Midtown and metro Atlanta.
This handsome Victorian abode was the longtime home of famed Georgia writer Joel Chandler Harris, who penned some of this country's most popular stories for children as well as adults. Best known for his Uncle Remus tales, Harris wrote many of his landmark pieces right here in Atlanta, and the story of his life and work is on display at the museum. Guided tours and storytelling programs are offered, as well as a nice shop that stocks books and Brer Rabbit memorabilia.
Located in a beautifully restored house that dates to 1857, the Hammonds House Museum is dedicated to the mission of preserving the work and heritage of African descent artists. Come view the works of notable local and national artists on full display in the galleries. While you're there, learn more about the history of these under-represented craftsmen in the National Center for the Exhibition. After your visit, take a turn to the Hammonds House Gift Shop, and brighten your home with a print or artifact that has great heritage value.
The Fay Gold Gallery is a favorite on the West Side art scene and with good reason. This elegant showroom exhibits one of the city's most impressive collection of cutting edge contemporary works by prominent Southern and national artists. Such distinctive collections as the estates of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and Louise Nevelson are among the permanent displays, and patrons are always sure to find a taste of the latest emerging trends as well.
Founded in 1968, the world-famous Frabel gallery has become the premier local and international center for glass sculpture and glass blowing artwork. At the gallery, visitors are invited to browse the collection of intricate sculpture, or simply watch as artists create in the studio. The State Gifts and Museum gallery, also located on the premises, showcases replicas of famous sculptures, museums, and celebrities. This active Buckhead studio is a special treat for kids and adults alike, as well as any museum or art enthusiast.
Set on the campus of one of the city's most renowned and respected universities, this handsome gallery serves as the permanent home of Clark Atlanta University's historical collection of murals, paintings, prints, and sculpture by the country's leading African-American artists. As a historically black university, Clark Atlanta has set the standard for acquisition and promotion of work by talented artists of color. Stop by and witness the results of their diligence today.
This stunning Herndon Home was the abode of one of America's most successful African-American entrepreneurs, Alonzo Franklin Herndon, the founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Set on a sprawling estate, the house was designed in the Classical Revival style, and the interior boasts an eclectic array of various style permutations from Rococo to Renaissance Revival. Originally completed in 1910, the home has been fully restored, and is now maintained as an archive and museum, The Herndon Home Museum. Regular tours of the various rooms and exhibits housed within are regularly conducted; check the website for further details.
If you've ever wondered about the history of paper, you're in luck. Visit Robert C. Williams Paper Museum and you will be introduced to everything from the ancient craft of paper-making to the advanced technology that exists today. Exhibits showcase a large collection of books, watermarks, papers, tools, machines and manuscripts. Guided tours of the museum may be scheduled in advance, while self-guided tours are available anytime. A hands-on paper-making workshop is also available.