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Museums for the Visual Arts in Atlanta

Explore the works of the greats like Van Gogh, Monet, or Picasso and discover the modern photographic works of 20th century photographers and artists like Warhol, Annie Liebovitz, and Sally Mann.

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The High Museum of Art

Check out this list of Atlanta museums where you can view art from the artists and photographers throughout the ages:

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The world’s largest permanent exhibition space for Western art is in Cartersville, Georgia at the Booth Western Art Museum.


Open since 2003 and located just north of Atlanta along I-75, the Booth is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast and an Affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution. A... | more...

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An institution devoted to artists of African descent in a historic 1872 home once owned by Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds. Regular exhibitions of contemporary artists complement a permanent collection that includes work by Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff, James Van Der Zee and others. | more...

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Located in the heart of Atlanta, Ga., the High Museum of Art connects with audiences from across the Southeast and around the world through its distinguished collection, dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and engaging community-focused programs. Housed within facilities designed by Pritzker Pri... | more...

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Located just off the Marietta Square in a renovated historic Classical Revival building (the city’s former post office, no less), the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art boasts a permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art, from Warhol to Wyeth. | more...

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The building, designed by star-chitect Michael Graves, houses the Southeast's largest collection of ancient art from Egypt, Greece, Rome and Central America. | more...

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The Millennium Gate is a classically-styled monumental arch located inside Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, historically called "The Gate City." The Gate houses a 12,000-square-foot museum that narrates Georgia's and Atlanta's history through interactive technology, as well as film, period rooms... | more...

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An important collecting and exhibiting institution for a vast pool of regional art, this beautifully conceived space gives the work of contemporary Georgia artists its due. | more...

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A Smithsonian-affiliated gallery that has featured shows on artist-designed furniture, Japanese product design, lunch boxes and eco-friendly architecture. MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to all things design. | more...

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An intimate 7,000-square-foot space that focuses on a diverse roster of international work centered on everything from Tibetan art and 18th-century Italian landscapes to Russian painting. | more...

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Who better to celebrate fashion than SCAD Atlanta? With exhibitions about filmmakers and fashion designers, like Oscar de La Renta, SCAD FASH aims to be a creative resource for visitors. With SCAD's strong ties to the fashion industry, every exhibition should be more fab than the next. | more...

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A venue for cutting-edge contemporary and often socially relevant work. Features such well-known artists as Carrie Mae Weems, Iona Rozeal Brown, David Hammons and Gary Simmons. | more...

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The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art is a “single artist” museum displaying the art of Steffen Thomas, one of only fourteen in the United States. Located in the ‘other’ Buckhead, the presence of the museum in the midst of fields and rural locale adds to the magic and peace that Steffen’s art instills in... | more...

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A $3 million, 9,200-square-foot addition to Kennesaw State University's arts district that opened in spring 2014. The ZMA showcases work by local, national and international contemporary artists, and displays the work of late sculptor Ruth Zuckerman, the museum patron's wife. | more...
 



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