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The list is not comprehensive and the Office of Residence Life & Housing does
promote the listed businesses or institutions.
MUSEUMS | THEATRES/ARTS | HISTORICAL
The African American Panoramic Experience Museum, known as the APEX, was
incorporated in 1978 as the only museum in Atlanta dedicated to sharing
rich and often untold
history of African Americans. Visitors to the Apex will see exhibitions
that detail the contributions of African Americans.
The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is an old treasure of Atlanta. It was
a family home of the Candlers and has now been donated to the arts. The
many educational and cultural events throughout the year ranging from
tango lessons to art gallery openings.
The Carter Center Library provides tours during the day for anyone interested
in the history of the President, during and after his presidency. The
Library holds a number of documents and memoranda associated with Carter’s
The center also hosts a number of special events throughout the year
such as screenings of movies about Atlanta and fundraisers for causes
center is associated.
The Center for Puppetry Arts hosts a wide variety of shows throughout
the year for all ages many shows are specifically geared toward children
In addition to the shows the center is home to a museum of the puppetry
arts and even offers classes on the making of puppets.
Fernbank offers a number of very diverse events and activities for
the community. The Museum has many permanent and temporary exhibits.
houses an IMAX
theatre that is very popular especially through its program on
Friday nights for its “Martinis and IMAX” program. In addition, the museum
opportunities for all ages.
The High Museum of Art sponsors Atlanta’s best in terms of art
and culture. The High Museum has many exhibits of interest including
over the world. Visitors will be able to see works of art from
areas and time periods. There is also a college night held at
least once a
students are admitted free.
The Michael C. Carlos Museum has a permanent collection of some
15,000 objects including art from Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near
Africa, and Oceania. The museum also has artworks dating from
the Middle Ages to the
20th century on display in 29 galleries. The Museum is located
on the Main Quadrangle of the Emory University campus.
Experience the world of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. This unique experience
lets you celebrate the history and sample the future of this
soft drink. Visitors
through a series of fun and fascinating exhibit galleries,
and complete their experience with complimentary servings of their
from around the world.
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The Alliance Theatre Company, the largest regional theatre
in the Southeast, is a leader in producing exciting
and diverse works
for the stage.
The Alliance has achieved critical and commercial recognition
as one of the
leading theatres. The Alliance's education and outreach
programs include audience enrichment
activities, an acting program for youth and adults,
with schools, and an ongoing teacher-training institute.
The box office has two locations: the Burlington Road
Building at 1804 North Decatur Road or the Munroe
Theater in the
Dobbs University Center
Asbury Circle. Call 404.727.5050 for hours of operation
and information on parking.
Tickets are available by mail, by telephone, and
in person. Cash, personal checks, Visa, and MasterCard
The South's premier ballet company brings you a dynamic
season you will remember for years to come. Atlanta
traditions, rock 'n roll, blues, operatic tragedies,
and gothic masterpieces. It's ballet with a passionate
a dazzling array of artists and groundbreaking
collaborations. You will
by the power of timeless classics and provocative
new concepts, as ballet is pushed
to magnificent new heights.
The Atlanta Opera strives to present opera productions
of the highest standards possible while fostering
the art form
and encouraging its
growth with services and programs designed to
fill the needs
of the community.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is one of
the youngest American orchestras to achieve prominence
on the global
stage. Now in
its 56th season, the
ASO's stature was most recently affirmed when
a two-year international search - the Orchestra
of ROBERT SPANO as Music
The Fox Theater is an Atlanta landmark that has
been attracting visitors since it’s opening in
Along with the
Broadway shows that
come to the
Fox all throughout the year, special movie screenings
also take place.
The Woodruff Arts Center offers its visitors
a bold variety of performing and visual arts
avant-garde. For 30 years,
the Woodruff Center has set the arts standard
for Atlanta and the Southeast.
Center includes the Alliance Theatre Company,
High Museum of Art, Atlanta College of Art, 14th
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The Atlanta History Center offers many different
outlets for education and fun for the
whole family. Attractions
include the Tullie Smith
Farm and the
House, as well as exhibits on American
Frontiers and the American
Civil War. Also included are many new
and traveling exhibits.
Home of the world's largest painting, "The Battle of Atlanta." The Cyclorama is also the home of the historic Civil War locomotive "TEXAS." Through spectacular music, art, and sound effects, history comes alive as you
step back to July 22, 1864 and become
part of the battle. Located in historic Grant Park, next to the Zoo Atlanta
and is open
from 9:30 AM to 4:30
The DeKalb Historical Society is one
of the largest county-based historical
DHS is housed in the
Old Courthouse on the Square
in downtown Decatur,
and this location provides space
for the archives and museum. DHS also maintains
pre-Civil War structures:
Swanton House and two log cabins.
sponsors a variety of public outreach
programs, such as
elementary aged children,
and a series of monthly public events.
Learn about the history of the
Governor's Mansion from those who
there. The Georgia
Governor's Mansion is open
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00
AM to 11:30 AM. It is located at 391 West Paces
Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305-1001. Call
404.261.1858 for more information.
Hammonds House Galleries and Resource
Center of African American Art
is Georgia's only
independent fine art
to presenting art
by peoples of
The Herndon Home is one of
eight National Historic Landmarks
home was built in
1910 for Alonzo Franklin
founder of Atlanta
Life Insurance Company and
Atlanta's first Black millionaire.
by Herndon and his wife Adrienne,
and built by Black craftsmen
exquisitely decorated mansion
tells a compelling
story of African American struggle
and achievement. Guided tours
are conducted hourly from 10
AM to 4 PM,
Tuesday through Saturday.
Kennesaw Mountain offers a wide
variety of history and other
home to several
of the Civil
War as well as having
a number of
recreational and educational
activities for all ages.
“Capture the dream.” Visit
the national park in Atlanta
most revered Civil Rights
Leader. Tour the birthplace
and childhood home of
Dr. King, view exhibits
Rights struggle, reflect
at the gravesite of
Dr. King, and more. All
attractions are free.
The Wren’s Nest is the19th-century
farmhouse, that once
belonged to Joel Chandler
Rabbit and Br'er
1050 Ralph David
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