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Atlanta's Hot Hot Hot!

Magazine article Art Business News

Atlanta's Hot Hot Hot!

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ATLANTA--Though nicknamed Hot-Lanta for its steamy weather, this southern city's art scene also sizzles. From a thriving museum community boasting several museums and historical societies, to its growing gallery presence, to several dance, visual and performing arts groups, to various public art projects, Atlanta is establishing itself as a player in the ever-growing world of art. And as ABC Atlanta makes its 21st annual visit to the city, exhibitors and visitors will have the opportunity to explore this historic town. Here are a just a few sites you won't want to miss:

Museums

The Apex Museum 135 Auburn Avenue, N.E. Phone: (404) 523-APEX This museum features exhibitions on African and African American history.

Braves Museum & Hall of Fame/Turner Field Tours 755 Hank Aaron Drive Phone: (404) 614-2310 The museum is the starting point of Turner Field Tours, traces the team's history and features tons of memorabilia.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 980 Briarcliff Road, N.E. Phone: (404) 872-5338 This fine arts center in a Gothic-Tudor mansion is located on 12-acres of sculptured lawns and formal gardens and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Phone: (404) 733-4536 This world-renowned museum houses European and American paintings, features special exhibitions, including shows on African, decorative, folk and 20th century art, as well as photography and an interactive gallery.

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art 30 Atlanta Street Phone: (770) 528-1444 This museum is the only one in the metro Atlanta area to focus primarily on American Art. …

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