Atlanta art historian and curator of the Atlanta Art Museum, John S. Robinson, will open its new museum in the city on Sunday, March 15, 2018, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Atlanta Art History Museum, which opened in 2012, has since been recognized as a National Historic Landmark and has received numerous awards, including being named one of the 100 Best Museum Art Centres in the world by The New York Times in 2014.
The new museum, the first in the Atlanta area to be open to the public, is located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and North Georgia Street in the heart of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Art Museums Atlanta site, a 1.4-acre site with a central courtyard, will host the museum’s newest exhibit, “Anatomy of an Art: The Art of the Civil War,” which will feature works by the Civil Rights and African American artists of the time.
The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day of the week.
The museum’s collection of more than 500,000 items includes more than 30,000 paintings, prints, ceramics, woodblock prints and bronze sculptures.
In 2018, Atlanta Art Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, announced plans to move to a new location, and the Georgia Museum of Art has also announced plans for a new museum.
A new Atlanta Art museum is a long-awaited addition to the city’s burgeoning art scene, as Atlanta is known for being the birthplace of modernism and an art-loving community.
In 2015, the city was awarded the 2018 National Landmark Award for its architecture.