Best Art Museums In Atlanta

January 12, 2011 1:39 PM

Whether you’re looking for the whimsical or classical, Atlanta has an art museum for you and your family.

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A scene from the Jim Hensen exhibit at the Center For Puppetry Arts. (Credit:

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
(404) 873-3391

Want to get up close to Kermit the Frog, Ernie the Grouch or Big Bird? The Center for Puppetry has these exhibits and more along with imaginative interactive puppet that are not just for kids. The museum is has free Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Michael C Carlos has a world-class Egyptian art collection. (Credit:

Michael C Carlos Museum at Emory University

571 S Kligo Circle NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30322
(404) 727-4282

This museum has a world-class Egyptian art collection, including awe-inspiring mummies (even one of a kitten). Other interesting ancient pieces include coins, vases and masks. Michael C Carlos is free, and is located on the beautiful campus of Emory University.

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The High Museum of Art is housed in an immaculate frosted white building designed by the world-renowned architect Richard Meier. (Credit:

High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
(404) 733-4444

The High Museum of Art, housed in an immaculate frosted white building designed by the world-renowned architect Richard Meier, makes an impressive statement next to the older-world brick buildings surrounding it. The High has more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, significant holdings of European paintings and a growing collection of modern art and photography.

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Take a stroll through the historic, classically-inpsired Swan House Garden at The Atlanta History Center. (Credit:

The Atlanta History Center

130 W Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30305
(404) 814-4000

This museum offers detailed, insightful exhibits that walk you through Atlanta’s past step by step. Located in West Paces Ferry, this is also a nice away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The attached Swan House mansion provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of an Atlanta architect’s family during the 1920s and 1930s.

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Tickets to the Coca-Cola Museum are $15 for adults, $10 for kids. (Credit:

World Of Coca Cola

121 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30313
(404) 676-5151

Arguably the most-recognized brand in the world, Coca-Cola’s secrets have been well guarded throughout the years. Delve into this clandestine world at the World of Coca Cola, where you can taste recipes, learn how Coke is bottled and watch Coke commercials from around the world.

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