Conveniently located in the Selig Center, across the street from the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum focuses on educating its visitors on Jewish history, and promoting universal themes like diversity and human dignity. The museum itself is tiny, but comes packed with interesting artifacts and tidbits about Jewish history in Atlanta and beyond. With such interesting pieces on display in the permanent collection, plus a continually flowing stream of exhibits, it’ll likely take several visits to really let the experience sink in. All the more reason to visit the gift shop, which stocks all manner of Jewish literature, holiday gifts and trinkets.
The Museum of Design Atlanta aims to "advance the understanding and appreciation of design", educating current and future design enthusiasts through subtle and brazen examples of design through rotating exhibits, conversational programs, events, and educational programs for kids. In the small boutique museum's airy rooms, exhibits showcase design across a wide spectrum of objects. Guest speakers regale MODA audiences once a month with discussions of their work, divulging where they get their inspiration, how they started in design, and current projects they're developing.
Visiting The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia isn't just about seeing works that have already been deemed important. It's also about discovering what the future of art may look like. That's because the museum showcases the visual works of not only established artists, but also emerging talent throughout the state. By investing so heavily in Georgia's artistic community and making the museum's collections available to the general public, MOCA GA strives to preserve these artists' legacies for the viewing pleasure of present and future generations. The permanent collection currently features over 920 works by more than 250 different artists, including paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, and digital works from the mid 1940s to the present day.
MOCA GA's staff displays many of the pieces from the permanent collection alongside works by artists from around the world, demonstrating how Georgia's artistic community fits into a larger global context. The museum hosts rotating exhibitions throughout the year, and it encourages community engagement by regularly holding artist talks and other public programs.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Serious shoppers should come early to avoid the large afternoon crowds
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Our exceptional 200 exhibiting artists.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Review our web site prior to coming down to gain knowledge of event components and schedules, and also festival rules (what's allowed and what is not); be sure to grab an event brochure at the gate when you arrive.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
As an outdoor event, patrons should always be prepared for inclement weather. The festival utilizes an Emergency Preparedness Plan; onsite security coordinated and provided by the Atlanta Police Department; and on-site first aid provided by a professional event medical services provider.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
By year five, our festival was ranked in the Top 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows by Sunshine Artist magazine. We also offer a wide variety of arts-related demonstrations, education sessions, and hands on painting classes?as well as a stage of live music featuring Mudcat on Sunday afternoon. Use of MARTA or one of our partner parking decks is highly recommended.
The art-collecting and fabulous finds events at ZuCot Gallery are like a hands-on combination of Antiques Roadshow and Night at the Museum. You'll be treated to a vast body of knowledge from a small panel of experts as they speak and answer questions on custom framing, art collecting, art theory, and art history. Bring along up to two small collectibles or heirlooms—such as jewelry, ceramics, or a small, signed first-edition lithograph of Lolcats Playing Poker—and you'll get a five-minute appraisal of each, delivered by the knowing hands, mouth, and eyeballs of an adept antiques expert (for entertainment purposes only). The event also includes a guided tour of ZuCot's in-house art collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.