Museums in Loring Heights


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  • The Millennium Gate Museum
    Housed inside a 100-foot-tall monumental arch, The Millennium Gate Museum is a dramatic reminder of Atlanta's oft-forgotten nickname, "The Gate City." Planted in the midst of bustling Atlantic Station in Midtown, the museum offers visitors a chance to slow down and be reminded of the rich history of their fair city. Through displays of artifacts and artwork, its exhibits preserve Atlanta's cultural heritage and broadcast its significance to the rest of the world. The Building: Rodney Mims Cook Jr., a champion of classical architecture, designed The Gate?as the arch is known?to mimic classic Roman triumphal arches; its base houses the 12,000-square-foot museum Eye Catcher: Three period rooms, all designed and decorated to be historically accurate, include the Coca-Cola mogul Thomas K. Glenn's 19th century office, complete with a roll-top desk and antique typewriter Permanent Mainstay: In the 19th- and 20th-century galleries, photographs and artifacts teach visitors about the lives of families who helped shape Atlanta Hands-On Exhibits: In the 21st-century interactive gallery, a wave of the hand allows guests to compare historic and modern images of Atlanta's landmarks to learn about how the city's evolved over 150 years
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    395 17th Street Northwest
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Bodies...The Exhibition
    Bodies?The Exhibition presents a guided tour through the intricate structures that make up the human body. More than 200 preserved human bodies demonstrate the vital systems, such as the digestive, respiratory, and nervous, the last of which only kicks in during first dates and speeches.
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    265 18th St.
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Center for Puppetry Arts Atlanta
    When the Center for Puppetry Arts opened its doors in 1978, Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog were on hand to cut the ribbon. Fittingly, one of its first major exhibitions, The Art of the Muppets in 1981, attracted more than 50,000 attendees. Since then, the center has matured into a multifaceted complex equal parts museum, performance center, and hub for working artists.
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    1404 Spring St. NW
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Museum of Design Atlanta
    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.
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    1315 Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA US
  • The Museum of Contempoary Art of Georgia
    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.
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    1447 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Atlanta, GA US
  • High Museum of Art
    As the leading art museum in the southeastern U.S., the High Museum of Art boasts a vast permanent collection of over 14,000 rotating pieces from cultures around the globe, housed within architecturally stunning buildings designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Meier. The Museum?s permanent collection includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art as well as European paintings and decorative pieces; a growing collection of African American art, and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art, and African art. The High Museum is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by southern artists.
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    1280 Peachtree St. NE
    Atlanta, GA US

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