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With Drawn Arms High Museum Atlanta

High Museum’s latest exhibition, “With Drawn Arms,” speaks to #TakeAKnee and #BlackLivesMatter

Stepping off of the elevator onto the second floor of the High Museum of Art’s Ann Cox Chamber Wing, nearly 150 gold-painted arms raised with the Black Power fist are suspended in the air. Connected by cables, they form a shape that looks like a mix of Newton’s Cradle and a helix of DNA.
Kristi Castlin

Olympic medalist and Atlanta native Kristi Castlin on that history-making sweep

In Rio, Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins, and Nia Ali, did something that no American female track and field athletes had done before—they swept an Olympic event, taking bronze, gold, and silver, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles.. We recently caught up with Castlin, an Atlanta native, about her experiences in Rio, the power of #blackgirlsrock, and why she’s an outspoken advocate against gun violence.
Ancient Olympics Millenium Gate Museum

3 things you didn’t know about the ancient Olympics

On Saturday, a new exhibition, The Games: Ancient Olympia to Atlanta to Rio, opens at the Millennium Gate Museum, highlighting plenty of Greek artifacts—including a model of the statue of Zeus at Olympia. Here are three things you might not have known about the ancient games.
Wild horse training

Training unwanted mustangs revived Elisa Wallace’s Olympic equestrian dreams

Since Elisa Wallace is a veteran trainer and world-class equestrian, it seems only natural that she’s able to get horses to follow her commands. That is until you consider that unlike many of the horses Wallace works with, Fledge and Rune didn’t come from a breeding farm with a documented lineage. Instead they’re mustangs who were running wild across the western plains not long before she bought them.
Atlanta family events August

23 fun events for Atlanta families in August

Pack the last days of summer with family fun, including ice cream eating contests, calf-roping, sprinkler runs, world music, and Olympic fever.
1996 Atlanta Olympic pins

Atlanta History Center’s archive is a treasure trove of Olympics memorabilia

Architectural models of Olympic venues. A lacquered flower bouquet like those presented to gold medalists. Licensed Olympic merchandise, from dolls and key chains to motor oil and wine. Oh, and pins—lots and lots of pins.
1996 Atlanta Olympics Izzy merchandise

These 26 pieces of Izzy memorabilia were actually created

We recently took a trip to the Izzy archives, where we found memorabilia that in some cases was as strange than the mascot itself.
1996 Atlanta Olympics Izzy

What is it? An oral history of Izzy, the mascot marketing snafu of Olympic proportions

John Ryan settled on a character that was neither human nor animal. It resembled a blue tear, with hands sprouting three fingers and a thumb, lightning eyebrows, and a big, sheepish grin.
1996 Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremony

Winning gold and chauffeuring Ali: Memories of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Athletes, musicians, local leaders, and metro Atlanta residents share their memories of the games—taking home the gold, chauffeuring Muhammad Ali, collecting pins, riding MARTA, performing for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and more.
1996 Olympics

Share your 1996 Olympics memories

We invite you to share your memories and photos of the 1996 Olympics with Atlanta magazine for the 20th anniversary of the games. A select number of submitted stories and photos, as chosen by the editors, will appear in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

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