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Arts & Museums
Ten minutes south of downtown Atlanta, right in the heart of historic Jonesboro, you'll find the Road to Tara Museum. This one-of-a-kind archive is dedicated to the epic masterpiece Gone With the Wind by Atlanta's favorite author, Margaret Mitchell. Housed in the 1867 train depot adjacent to the Jonesboro Welcome Center, the comprehensive gallery stocks an impressive inventory of Gone With the Wind book and movie memorabilia, including original props, costume reproductions, plate and doll collections, and a photo gallery.
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 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.
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.
ArtWorks on the Square is a so-called "creative village" showcasing photography, painting and fine art as well as hand-crafted jewelry, pottery and sculpture by local artists. The venue also offers regular art classes and camps and rents out 19 fully-equipped studios for local artists, potters and sculptors. Additionally, ArtWorks has recently started selling art supplies for aspiring creatives. Finally, a free BYOB art event called "Vino Van Gogh" is held every second Friday of the month for those of us who have never picked up a paintbrush. Express yourself and stop here today!
This majestic antebellum house and city landmark, built in 1855, is now converted into a historic museum housing a variety of historic exhibits. Passed down through several historic Fayetteville families (which explains the multiple names), the museum features an exhibit of memorabilia from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind, a replica of the first flag made in Fayette County, relics from the Civil War and a garden of native and historically important plants! Self-guided and guided tours available.
What used to be the East Atlanta Key shop has today metamorphosed into a secret gallery that operates from an obscure location. It showcases sculpture and art work created by amateur artists. The gallery calls itself the headquarters of people who will be called "ancestors in the future". It offers a metaphorically spiritual journey highlighting the beautiful things in life that one does not have time to notice.
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.
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.
Making art accessible and affordable, and encouraging local artists, are two of DooGallery's significant visions. This small yet impressive gallery is a brainchild of owner DooG, who is an art aficionado himself along with being an enthusiastic sportsperson. The gallery is known for their fund raisers which focus on introducing newer artists to the local scene. Their works are made available to buyers at reasonable prices, which makes the place a favorite among all art lovers. The setting of the gallery itself is amazing with an adorable garden that is a perfect spot to unwind at after the show is over.
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 the trendy Little Five Points neighborhood is Donna Van Gogh's Artists' Market, a quirky art gallery. Featuring a collection of over 100 local artists, you will find unique pieces of fine art, jewelry, pottery, glass and more that are beautiful. This funky gallery is a must visit to check out these local master works.