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Formerly the Nexus Contemporary Art Center, this significant gallery is now best known as the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC). As perhaps the city's most forward-looking source for art, ACAC plays host to an enviable roster of exhibits and also maintains an exemplary collection of the most current and cutting-edge contemporary art. Special events are hosted on a fairly regular basis.
The Woodruff Arts Center is indeed a center for culture in Atlanta. From a trip to the symphony to a visit to see some Picassos, you can soak up some real culture and art here. The center encompasses many major venues including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and the Alliance Theatre. Visit the website to see a calendar of events at the center.
It is hard to miss this ultra-modern, stark white structure that houses Atlanta's finest collections of classic and contemporary art. A towering atrium soars to four interior levels, with the galleries moving from 18th and 19th Century collections near the ground floor to cutting edge art on the upper levels. The High has increased in size to 312,000 square feet with three buildings designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano: the Susan and John Wieland Pavilion, the Anne Cox Chambers Wing for galleries, and an office building. The High is a frequent host to some of the world's most important touring collections and has hosted exhibitions featuring artists like Pablo Picasso and Norman Rockwell. With over 15000 works in the permanent collection, the High also displays old prints of Abe Lincoln and of General William Tecumseh Sherman and an array of sculptures and photographs.
Gallery owner Timothy Tew is full of surprises. An artist in his own right, he stands as a local inspiration to anyone striving for success in the arts. His European-style art space is vibrant and ever-changing, specifically dedicated to showcasing the talents of upcoming artists. Tew Galleries has displayed fine contemporary paintings and sculpture by American, British, French, German and Mexican artists. Located in Buckhead's "Gallery Row," this gallery is an important and innovative focal point of Atlanta's commercial gallery district.