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High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art

Three new buildings, including the Anne Cox Chambers Wing (left) and Wieland Pavilion (back right), were added to the High Museum's main building (front right) in 2005. Art in the foreground is a fabrication of Roy Lichtenstein's House III (1997) and a cast of Auguste Rodin's The Shade (circa 1880).

Photograph by Jonathan Hillyer

High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art, located on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta, houses a permanent collection of more than 11,000 pieces, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century American collections, folk art, and African art. Its current building, designed in 1983 by Richard Meier, has received awards and honors for its architectural excellence.

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High Mansion

High Mansion

The Peachtree Street residence of Harriet Harwell Wilson High was donated to the Atlanta Art Association in 1926 to house a museum. The High Museum remained in the home until 1955, when it moved into a new brick building next to the house.

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LaGrange Art Museum

LaGrange Art Museum

LaGrange Art Museum in LaGrange houses four galleries, in addition to classrooms, a sculpture garden, and a gift shop. The museum's collection focuses on twentieth-century art, with an emphasis on southern art.

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LaGrange Art Museum

LaGrange Art Museum

The LaGrange Art Museum, founded in 1963 in LaGrange, is housed in an 1892 Victorian home on Lafayette Square. The museum offers art classes for adults and children and sponsors Affair on the Square, a nationally juried arts show, and the LaGrange National, a juried art exhibition.

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Drawing Student

Drawing Student

A participant in the Ben Hill Art Camp at Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum (later LaGrange Art Museum) draws her self-portrait in 2004. The camp is an after-school program held during the summer in collaboration with the LaGrange Housing Authority.

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Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, dedicated in 1996 on the campus of Spelman College in Atlanta, includes approximately 450 works in its permanent collection. The primary focus of the collection is twentieth-century painting and sculpture by African American artists.

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Celestial Gate (1953)

Celestial Gate (1953)

Hale Woodruff's 1953 work Celestial Gate (oil on canvas, 50" x 40") hangs in the gallery of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. During the 1930s and 1940s, Woodruff, a prominent African American artist, was a member of Atlanta University's faculty and taught classes at Spelman.

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Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Quinlan Visual Arts Center

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville opened in 1962. The building, constructed on land donated by Gainesville resident Leslie Quinlan, houses the gallery and classroom space of the Gainesville Art Association, which organized in 1947.

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Green Street Gallery

Green Street Gallery

The Green Street Gallery at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville originally served as the lobby when the center was constructed in 1962. The center has displayed the work of many local artists, including Lamar Dodd, a professor at the University of Georgia, and Ed Dodd, creator of the comic strip Mark Trail.

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Walters Lobby

Walters Lobby

The Jim and Peggy Walters Lobby opened in 2004, following the expansion and renovation of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Other additions include classroom and gallery space, a conference room, and a gift shop.

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Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, founded in 1937, is housed in the former home of Nicholas Ware, the mayor of Augusta at the time of the home's construction in 1818. Today the Ware house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Gertrude Herbert Dunn

Gertrude Herbert Dunn

Gertrude Herbert Dunn was the daughter of Olivia A. Herbert, who founded the Augusta Art Club in 1937. Located in the historic Ware house, the club was later renamed the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and today displays visiting exhibitions of regional and local artists.

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Olivia A. Herbert

Olivia A. Herbert

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta is named for the daughter of Olivia A. Herbert, who founded the Augusta Art Club, the institute's predecessor, in 1937.

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Acrylics Workshop

Acrylics Workshop

An artist participates in an acrylics workshop at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta. The institute offers a variety of classes and worshops in its studios, classrooms, and darkrooms.

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Girl on a Path

Girl on a Path

Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Girl on a Path (no date) is housed by the Brenau University Galleries in Gainesville. The collection was initiated in 1986 and today comprises more than 1,100 paintings, sculptures, artifacts, and prints.

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John S. Burd

John S. Burd

Soon after becoming president of Brenau University in Gainesville in 1985, John S. Burd began the process of opening an art gallery to display student and faculty artwork. The gallery was first housed in a converted chapel in the university's Pearce Auditorium.

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Center for the Performing Arts

Center for the Performing Arts

The John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts opened in March 2002 on the campus of Brenau University in Gainesville and houses the Leo Castelli Gallery. The gallery displays long-term exhibitions of art from the university's permanent collection.

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Color, Culture, Complexity

Color, Culture, Complexity

In 2002, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia unveiled an exhibition entitled Color, Culture, Complexity, curated by Ed Spriggs and Dan Talley. Pictured is the art of Billie Grace Lynn (sculpture), Joe Lewis (large installation of prints), and Linda Hesh (photographs).

Photograph by Michael McKelvey

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia was founded in 2002 in Atlanta and houses a permanent collection of more than 250 works in various media.

Photograph by Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Staff

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

The Greek revival–style building housing the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta was previously used as a post office and a library. The museum opened in 1990 and specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art.

Courtesy of Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia, #
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Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus

Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus

This bust of Tiberius, considered to be the finest existing portait of the Roman emperor, is part of the Michael C. Carlos Museum's collection of ancient Greek and Roman art. Carved from Parian marble, the piece dates to about A.D. 14.

Courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum, Photograph by Bruce White..

Cosmic Form of Eighteen-Armed Vishnu

Cosmic Form of Eighteen-Armed Vishnu

This eleventh-century sandstone sculpture from India depicts the Hindu god Vishnu in his cosmic form. Vishnu's eighteen arms hold a variety of weapons, including those of the two other gods in the Hindu trinity, Shiva and Brahma. The sculpture is part of the Ester R. Portnow Collection of Asian Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta.

Gift of Nathan Rubin-Ida Ladd Family Foundation. Courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Foundation

Ancient Egyptian Art Exhibit

Ancient Egyptian Art Exhibit

Ancient coffins and mummies form part of the ancient Egyptian art collection at the Michael C. Carlos Musuem in Atlanta. In 2003 the Carlos returned the mummy of the pharoah Ramesses I to Egypt as a gesture of goodwill.

Photograph by Kay Hinton, Emory University Photography

Michael C. Carlos Museum

Michael C. Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, designed by notable architect Michael Graves, offers numerous lectures, workshops, and performances as part of its educational program. Around 20,000 Georgia children visit the museum each year, and many more participate in Art Odyssey, the museum's outreach program.

Image from Gary Todd

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Albany Museum of Art

Albany Museum of Art

An installation by the artist Karen Rich Beall entitled "The Dark Side of Beauty," in the Haley Gallery of the Albany Museum of Art.

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Albany Museum of Art

Albany Museum of Art

Founded in 1964, the Albany Museum of Art has one of the largest collections of African art in the Southeast.

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Lamar Dodd Art Center

Lamar Dodd Art Center

The Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College, completed in 1982, contains two floors of galleries. The center houses a retrospective collection of Dodd's paintings, given by the artist and his wife, Mary Lehmann, a 1929 graduate of the school.

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Lamar Dodd

Lamar Dodd

The artist Lamar Dodd pictured with one of his paintings in the late 1970s. Dodd was the most recognized artist of his generation from the state of Georgia, a passionate advocate for the arts, and a skilled administrator.

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Tubman African American Museum

Tubman African American Museum

At the Tubman African American Museum, changing exhibitions from the Noel Collection of African Art showcase African influence in American culture. The collection includes 2,000-year-old Nok figures, Benin bronze, and an array of jewelry, textiles, and other artifacts.

Tubman African American Museum

Tubman African American Museum

The Tubman African American Museum in Macon is the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Founded in 1981, it has grown from a local attraction into a major collection of African American art, artifacts, and documents for national visitors.

Tubman African American Museum

Tubman African American Museum

Schoolchildren lunch in front of the Ellen Craft exhibition. An image of Craft dressed up like a man appears with her well-known quote: "For I had much rather starve in England, a free woman, than be a slave for the best man that ever breathed upon the American continent."

Columbus Museum

Columbus Museum

As the largest art museum in Georgia outside Atlanta and the only art museum within a forty-mile radius of Columbus, the Columbus Museum is a major artistic center for west central Georgia, serving more than 90,000 visitors annually.

Courtesy of Tom Butler, Columbus Museum

Columbus Museum

Columbus Museum

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Columbus Museum offers educational programs for children and adults, changing exhibitions, and related activities. The museum houses a hands-on gallery as well as space for lectures and advanced studio art instruction.

Courtesy of Tom Butler, Columbus Museum

Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries

Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries

The art galleries at Clark Atlanta University are located in Trevor Arnett Hall.

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Woman in Blue

Woman in Blue

Woman in Blue (ca. 1969), by William H. Johnson, is part of the permanent collection at the Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries.

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Pickets

Pickets

Pickets (1946), by Roy DeCarava, is part of the permanent collection of the Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries.

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Morris Museum of Art

Morris Museum of Art

The antebellum portraiture gallery of the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta.

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Morris Museum of Art

Morris Museum of Art

The entrance to the Morris Museum of Art is located in the main entrance of the Augusta Riverfront Center.

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Two Magnolia Blossoms in a Glass Vase

Two Magnolia Blossoms in a Glass Vase

Two Magnolia Blossoms in a Glass Vase (ca. 1890), by Martin Johnson Heade. Oil on canvas. 24" x 15".

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Preacher

Preacher

Benny Andrews, a native of Plainview, began experimenting with collage as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago during the 1950s. His 1994 work Preacher, oil and collage on canvas (48 x 28 inches), is housed at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta.

Courtesy of Morris Museum of Art. Reprinted by permission of Benny Andrews

The Silver Slipper Club

The Silver Slipper Club

The Silver Slipper Club (1990), by Jonathan Green. Oil on canvas. 100" x 65 1/2".

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Grebe, Didapper, or Water Witch

Grebe, Didapper, or Water Witch

Painter John Abbot's Grebe, Didapper, or Water Witch (watercolor on paper, 11 1/8" x 8 3/4") is housed at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta.

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Blue Jug and Camellias

Blue Jug and Camellias

Emma Cheves Wilkins, the third generation in a family of Savannah artists, specialized in painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Her undated Blue Jug and Camellias (oil on canvas, 23" x 21") is part of the collection at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta.

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Red Shoes, Blue Vase, Glass and Carnations

Red Shoes, Blue Vase, Glass and Carnations

Savannah native Emma Cheves Wilkins's undated Red Shoes, Blue Vase, Glass and Carnations (oil on canvas, 20 1/4" x 24 1/8") is part of the collection at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta.

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Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Athos Menaboni's undated lithograph Mourning Dove (26" x 20") is housed at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta. Menaboni is best known for his detailed paintings of birds, usually portrayed in pairs in their natural habitats.

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Mark Smith Planetarium

Mark Smith Planetarium

In the Museum of Arts and Science's planetarium the night sky is recreated with more than 4,000 twinkling stars. Planetarium shows are presented daily, and a weekly program provides the latest information about current and upcoming celestial events.

Courtesy of Explore Georgia.

Nike, Winged Victory

Nike, Winged Victory

The Museum of Arts and Sciences preserves nearly 5,000 cultural objects in its permanent collection, including many paintings, ceramics, textiles, and other decorative and fine works of art. A bronze cast of Nike, Winged Victory is one of them.

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Museum of Arts and Sciences

Museum of Arts and Sciences

The museum's Discovery House provides an interactive adventure for children of all ages. Three floors of hands-on exhibitions explore art, science, and the humanities.

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Georgia Museum of Art

Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art occupies a contemporary building in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the east campus of the University of Georgia. There, 52,000 square feet house more than 8,000 objects in the museum's permanent collection.

Photograph by Katie Korth

Woman Gathering Plums

Woman Gathering Plums

Woman Gathering Plums, by Theodore Robinson (1852-1896). Oil on canvas, 22" x 18", gift of Alfred H. Holbrook.

Courtesy of Georgia Museum of Art

Alfred Heber Holbrook (ca. 1948-49)

Alfred Heber Holbrook (ca. 1948-49)

Alfred Heber Holbrook (ca. 1948-49), by Lamar Dodd. Oil on canvas, 27 5/8" x 36". Gift of Mary and Lamar Dodd. Holbrook was the founder of the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens.

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Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

The museum's two galleries, South and Skylight, are known for their intimacy and the carefully chosen music that accompanies each exhibition. With its hardwood floors, white columns, and earth-red walls, the building is often called a jewel itself.

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Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Oglethorpe University's art museum is the only one on such a campus in the Southeast that regularly shows nationally and internationally recognized exhibitions.

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Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums

The oldest public art museum in the South, Telfair Museums in Savannah has an extensive permanent collection of works dating from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries.

Courtesy of Explore Georgia, Photograph by Geoff L. Johnson.

Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums' permanent collection, with nearly 7,000 objects, features full-scale plaster replicas of ancient Greek and Roman statues.

Courtesy of Explore Georgia, Photograph by Geoff L. Johnson.