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Arts & Museums
Kids of all ages will love this wonderful little museum, which features a better collection of trains than most rail yards. AT the Southeastern Railway Museum you can tour passenger coaches, a Business Car, an early Refrigerator Car, and both a diner and a kitchen. Climb aboard and explore the vintage steam locomotives, cabooses and old wooden freight cars from the early days of rail transport. After the museum tour, line up for a ride aboard one of several fully restored cabooses.
Set adjacent to the Gwinnett County Civic and Cultural Arts Center in a 14,000 square foot (1300-square meter) facility, this gallery is located just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Housing an impressive permanent collection in addition to hosting regular visiting exhibits, the several galleries are complemented by a sculpture garden, a ceramic studio, art classrooms and a gift shop. The nearby children's museum is a great stop if you have kids, with engaging displays that will surely delight young imagination.
This vintage poster gallery has thousands of posters and prints in stock, including many European pieces dating to the late 19th Century. Subjects range from tobacco and liquor advertisements to political banners and foreign circus promotions. Each is professionally preserved to prevent yellowing, rips, and other deterioration. Custom framing is also available to protect your treasures of the past from the ravages of the future. Visit Bowman & White Gallery for their beautiful decorative art themes.
Located on the verdant, heavily-Gothic campus of Oglethorpe University, this dignified museum offers a broad range of cultural displays, from antiquity to modern art. A short, five-minute car trip up Peachtree Road from Buckhead, the museum and university are surrounded by the quiet residential neighborhood of Brookhaven, one of the city's prettiest. There is an admission fee per person to the museum but exploring the campus is free. The museum is closed on holidays.
A small local museum that focuses on the history of the Roswell Volunteer Fire Department and contains numerous fire related pictures and historical information that pertain to the Roswell area, as well as artifacts concerning fire history in Atlanta.
This family owned gallery, serving North Atlanta and the greater metro area for over 30 years, shows no sign of slowing down. With a competent selection of fine and decorative artwork, you'll have no trouble finding just the right piece for your home, den, or office. Art consultations are available to help customers determine just what kind of piece best fits their needs.
This museum's collection isn't limited to Georgia history, but instead strives to teach visitors about world events. It has a sister museum called the Teaching Museum South in Hapeville, which highlights completely different themes, making each worthy of its own visit. At Museum North, life-size dioramas such as the First Ladies of the White House, The Courtrooms and The Anne Frank Room provide an interesting way for the children to learn about history. There is also plenty of local history on display, such as an authentic log cabin and a turn-of-the-century courtroom.
As Atlanta pushes its borders north, so too does the metro area's art scene. The SLM Studio/Gallery in downtown Roswell leads the charge, featuring the original figurative paintings and sculpture by award-winning artist Sandra Milton. This popular artist has garnered a loyal following in Georgia, and her Roswell studio serves as the focal point of her expanding national reputation.
In 1853, Mittie Bulloch married Theodore Roosevelt Sr. in this Greek Revival mansion, which was Mittie's childhood home. One result of that important marriage was the birth of president Theodore Roosevelt. Their other son fathered Eleanor, the wife of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The house was constructed in 1840 out of Heart Pine, and today is maintained as a museum. Tours are given on the hour. Throughout the year, re-enactments of Mittie's wedding and of Civil War encampments are regularly scheduled.
If you have an interest in painting and don't mind an adult beverage every now and then, Sips n Strokes was made for you. Offering art classes that encourage students to bring their own beer or wine, Sips n Strokes is all about making learning to paint fun. Instructors guide classes through basic painting techniques while allowing every student to take home his or her works. Sips n Strokes has locations throughout the South, as this beverage-infused art is way too much fun to be confined to just one location.
If you are fascinated by the wondrous colors and hues of blown glass then drop in for a hands-on session of glass blowing at Atlanta Hot Glass. The team here teaches novices from scratch in interactive classes. You can even exhibit your creation at exhibitions organized here from time to time. Now isn't it a delightful idea?
This wonderful boutique inside Phipps Plaza boasts of an unsurpassed collection of the works by some of the most famous and respected artists of modern times. Choose from original works, limited edition prints and sculpture by such masters as Erte, McKnight, Tarkay and Fairchild, among others. Not sure what you're looking for? The staff is refreshingly friendly and always willing to lend a hand in appraisal, selection or working out a payment plan that can fit your budget.