See & Do - Big mamas April 26 2006
If nature is often personified as female, then the exuberant, curvy, celebratory female forms created by the late French artist Niki de Saint Phalle should be the perfect fit with the splendor of nature perpetually showcased at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Following the huge success of the garden's 2004 Dale Chihuly show comes the largest-ever display of Saint Phalle's work, NIKI IN THE GARDEN. The exhibit of 35 massive, whimsy-drenched sculptures of women, animals and totems embellished with stones, glass and mirrors opens APRIL 29. $7-$12. Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Oct. 31. 1345 Piedmont Ave. 404-876-5859. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.