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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 5-11
Check out the Aurora Theatre's latest production, The Kids That Blow Sh*t Up; listen to 2 Chainz and T.I. at ONE Music Fest; and shop at the Indie Craft Experience Fall Market.
Learn something new at Atlanta’s off-the-beaten-path museums
Sure, you’ve been to the High Museum and the Atlanta History Center. But here are 10 off-the-beaten-path museums worth checking out:
How to get the most out of a visit to the Magnolia Designer Show House
Magnolia has just enough of the surprises that make show houses fun, without getting too gimmicky. How to make a day out of a trip to the Cartersville attraction, open though November 13.
Emory’s Carlos Museum and Booth Western Art Museum
The Museum Moments tour at Emory’s Carlos Museum is designed for people with dementia or early Alzheimer’s (family and caregivers are also welcome).
Booth Museum highlights Edward S. Curtis’s portraits of Native American women
At the turn of the 20th century, photographer Edward S. Curtis traveled to the Southwest to document Native Americans, whose traditions and way of life he believed would soon vanish. He spent the next 20 years living among more than 80 tribes across America and producing upwards of 40,000 images.
At the Booth Museum, Don Coen’s portraits humanize an often invisible population
At 10 by 7 feet, the sheer size of Don Coen’s portraits is enough to draw attention, but it’s his subjects—migrant farm laborers—that really stand out.
Atlanta artist Michael Goettee captures the spirit of the West in new Booth Museum exhibit
Michael Goettee, a magazine art director turned painter and sculptor, grew up loving Westerns like The Lone Ranger and The Cisco Kid. But it wasn’t until a trip to Santa Fe 10 years ago that he began incorporating Western imagery into his work.
Booth Museum exhibit honors Cowboy Artists of America
Over its 50-year history, there have been only 77 members of the invitation-only Cowboy Artists of America, a group of accomplished Western painters, sculptors, and other artists.
Cartersville—population 20,000, give or take—is in Bartow County, barely an hour from downtown Atlanta, but residents rarely feel the need to head south.