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Arts & Museums
The Delta Heritage Museum is located in the retired maintenance hanger that once housed all repair operations for this historic airline. Several aircraft are on display throughout the expansive floor space, three biplanes overshadowed by the last remaining and impeccably restored DC-3. The centerpiece of the exhibit, however, is the iconic "Spirit of Delta," a Boeing 767 that was purchased through employee fund raising during tough economic times. Featuring a smattering of historic aircraft and a convenient and affordable gift shop housed in the back of a plane, the Delta Heritage Museum is a perfect family outing for aviation lovers. Be advised, you must call ahead to schedule a trip as security clearance is needed to access the hangers. Contact the gift shop to schedule your visit today.
This museum features displays of native Georgian history; from American Indians and colonists to more worldly events. Its sister museum, Teaching Museum North in Roswell, hosts a different range exhibits, although the two do share notable similarities. Peruse an impressive collection of American Indian artifacts, and examine the evolution of transportation in South Fulton County. There is also a very special exhibit on Anne Frank's diary. Admission is free.
Don't go by the size of the city, Hapeville is steeped in transportation legacy. It was home to a Ford Motors plant and boasts one of the busiest airports worldwide. The Depot Museum celebrates that very heritage. Breathing new life in what was earlier the Central Of Georgia Depot, the establishment is features an impressive collection of artifacts of air, rail and automotive mediums. Historians and transportation enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the exhibitions and displays that trace the origin and evolution of the transport system.
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.
The Blue Tower Gallery is an eclectic art space known for exhibits by known as well as upcoming artists. From paintings, sculptures to film and media works are displayed here. The exhibitions are sometimes supported by live performances which makes it even more interesting.
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 Atlanta Braves are one of baseballs most iconic and historic teams. This museum is located on-site at Turner Field and features displays and exhibits about the team and its history. Over 600 artifacts from the Braves' history can be seen, from their start in Boston to its current standings. Any baseball fan is sure to be enthralled at this museum.
Located in the Cosby Academic Center on the campus of Spelman College, the Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts features one of the finest collections of African-American art in the South. Established in 1996 with the support of comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille Hanks Cosby, this important museum features both permanent and visiting exhibits of the works of some of today's finest contemporary artists. Located on Atlanta's south side, Spelman is one of the nation's premier African-American colleges.
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.
The Marcia Wood Gallery showcases contemporary art not only from locals, but also artists from around the world. Stop by to see works by artists that you are not likely to see in some of Atlanta's larger art museums. This gallery is the perfect place to visit to see modern art that is on the cutting edge.
Outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta on the grounds of Grant Park stands a stark, white marble structure housing the world's largest oil painting, the Atlanta Cyclorama. Painted in 1885-1886, the Cyclorama is a 365-degree mural depicting the Battle of Atlanta. This 1864 battle helped seal the South's fate during the American Civil War. A collection of artifacts and historical documents rounds out the museum, but the focus is on the one-of-a-kind centerpiece. Guided tours are available daily.
Besides housing the governor's office and the state legislature, the Georgia State Capitol preserves and represents the state's rich and diverse history both inside and out. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the Capitol is made of Indiana limestone and Georgia marble, with a golden dome that rises more than 240 feet (73 meters) from the rotunda floor. Free guided tours are available on weekdays. The Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry is housed on the first and fourth floors.