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Arts & Museums
Located on the campus of Kennesaw State University, this impressive gallery is just a short trip up Interstate 75 from downtown or Buckhead. Featuring fine art from noted Atlanta collections, national and international artists, and ethnic and multicultural artists, the gallery also displays a nice collection of the photographic and artistic efforts of the university's talented students and faculty. While you're there, stop by the Sturgis Art Gallery located within the Sturgis Library, housed in the same building.
Located in Sturgis Library's ground floor, The Art Gallery focuses more strongly on the works of local as well as international artists. Featuring rotating exhibitions from Africa, France, Mexico and more, and permanent collections of art students, the gallery is a foray for these young artists into the world of art. With contemporary fine art that displays a fine mix of media, influences, and artist backgrounds, this is a fine place to get a peek of various artistic impressions.
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.
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.
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.
Civil War enthusiasts should make a point of visiting this museum, located about 15 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate 75. The focal point is The General, the locomotive engine stolen by a group of Union spies during the Civil War which began what is known to Civil War buffs as the Great Locomotive Chase. Experience the exciting tale of "The General and The Texas" in a multimedia presentation, or pore over numerous Civil War artifacts and relics displayed throughout the museum. See website for guided tour details and seasonal program information.
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.
If it's in a frame, you can find it at Frameworks. This Cobb County gallery and shop offers an exciting mix of original fine art by local and regional artists. Choose from among their stellar selection of quality pieces in pastel, watercolor, mixed media, and more.
The Old Bartow County Courthouse is an Italianate style structure. It was later turned into a museum called Bartow History Museum. On display are artifacts, photographs, documents and memorabilia that offer a glimpse of the Civil War times. It also provides several educational programs for kids. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site was the largest gathering place of Mississippian Indians between 1000 and 1550 CE. The largest mound is three acres (one hectare) in diameter and 63 feet (20 meters) tall, and is thought to have housed the chief's platform. The five other mounds are much smaller, and served primarily as burial sites. Archeological digs have excavated much of the remains, which are on display in a small museum, which also houses exhibits on the area's history.
The history of Marietta is forever intertwined with that of Atlanta, and is in its full, perpetual glory just 15 minutes north of downtown. Located on the second floor of the historic Kennesaw House in downtown Marietta, the museum features relics from the Civil War, historic artifacts, and a parade of furniture that dates back to the first settlers of the area. The Kennesaw House was built early in the 19th Century as a hotel, and served as headquarters for General Sherman during his unappreciated visit to the area in 1864.