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6 Museums in Atlanta Offer Free Entry Sept. 25

Atlanta High Museum of Art
Atlanta High Museum of Art

While you take a break from finding great free stuff around Atlanta this Saturday, go check out one of the following free museums participating in free Smithsonian Museum day–many museums around the country are participating if you’re not in Atlanta.

The following museums are where you need to go for free entry on Saturday, Sept. 25 2010–only after you go to the website and print out the ticket, which is good for you and one guest. One ticket per household will be given.

1. Art On 5 – Atlanta’s newest art gallery (Open 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

2001 Martin Luther King Drive Suite 530 Atlanta, GA 30310 404-564-479

On exhibit is “Sardines n’ Pork n’ Beans,” the internationally acclaimed Paint-By-Numbersâ„¢. This exhibit allows museum visitors of all ages to paint directly onto a canvas grid created by renowned Artist Andre’ Thompson. Creative Loafing calls his work, a passionate artistic display of America’s current economic issues of the world.

2. CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum (Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

1600 Clifton Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30333 404-639-0830

On Exhibit is ASSIGNMENT:CDC, Photographs by David Snyder It runs from September 25, 2010 to January 14, 2011. Snyder’s images and field notes tell the story of how people, working with common dedication and cause, can improve the health of communities everywhere. Photojournalist David Snyder has traveled to Kenya, Brazil, Peru, Haiti, India and several cities in the U.S. to report on CDC programs in action.

3. Center for Puppetry Arts (Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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

This is what you’ll see if you go: Puppets: The Power of Wonder, Jim Henson: A Man & His Frog, Jim Henson: Puppeteer, Jim Henson: Wonders From His Workshop, and The Art of Puppet-Making.

4. Hammonds House Museum (Open 1 to 5 p.m.)

503 Peeples Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30310 404.612.0500 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)

This museum gives people an understanding of the contributions that diverse artists of African descent make to world culture. On Saturday, visitors can see a preview of Transitions: The Art of Ronnie Phillips. His work has been seen on several popular television shows, including Roc, Amen, In the Heat of the Night, The Cosby Show, Martin, A Different World, and Living Single.

5. High Museum of Art – The leading art museum in the southeastern United States. (Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

1280 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30309 404-733-4444

1. Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer with approximately 75 vintage gelatin silver prints, several of which have never been on public view, the works in the exhibition span the years 1935 through 1945 and document the effects of the Great Depression in several American cities.
2. Dalí: The Late Work, the first exhibition to focus specifically on Salvador Dalí’s art after 1940. The exhibition will feature more than 40 paintings and a related group of drawings, prints and other Dalí ephemera. This exhibit will explore his enduring fascination with science, optical effects and illusionism, and his surprising connections to artists of the 1960s and 1970s such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning.

Many other museums in Georgia are also participating. For the full list, go to the Smithsonian website. Which museum will you visit this weekend?

*Photo Courtesy of The Gifted Photographer via Flickr