Culture

The beauty of Georgia is inside, as well as out. All across the state, cities and towns provide cultural experiences that engage, enrich and often challenge audiences.

State-of-the-Art Museums

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  • High Museum of Art
  • Georgia Museum of Natural History
  • Booth Western Art Museum
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
  • Georgia State Railroad Museum
  • National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
  • Tellus Science Museum
  • Weinman Mineral Museum

 

World-Class Attractions

Aquarium

  • Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Western hemisphere
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Atlanta Zoo
  • Fox Theatre
  • Centennial Olympic Park- site of the 1996 Olympic Games
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

 

Renowned Theatre, Art & Galleries

The world-renowned Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta combines the High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theater, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the 14th Street Playhouse into an unparalleled integrated artistic experience.

The state boasts art collections from Southern folk art to American Impressionism and Italian Renaissance. Immerse yourself in works by Benny Andrews, George Bellows, Lamar Dodd, Winslow Homer, Jasper Johns, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keefe and Pablo Picasso.

Booming Music, Film & TV

Music

The state’s music scene is rich in history and modern taste, and many artists hail from or got their start right here in Georgia.

  • R.E.M.
  • B-52s
  • Indigo Girls
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Alan JacksonUsher
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Otis Redding
  • James Brown
  • Ray Charles
  • Outkast
  • Justin Bieber
  • Usher
  • Ciara
  • Ludacris
  • T.I.

 

Film and television generated more than $6 billion during fiscal year 2015 and solidified Georgia’s status as the “Hollywood of the South.”Captain-America

  • Ranked #3 in the U.S. and #5 in the world for film
  • More than 15 new soundstages and more than 100 support service businesses.
  • The Georgia Film Academy opened in 2016 and exists to meet the needs of the state’s growing film industry by providing hands-on experience on major film and television productions.
  • Since 2010, 13 film and television studio facilities have made announcements to locate or expand in Georgia, including Pinewood Atlanta Studios which will have 31 sound stages once complete.Hunger-Games
  • Atlanta Metro Studios, the nation’s largest independent sound stage at 1.34 million sq. ft. will be located in Atlanta.
  • Box office hits include Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts I & II, Ant-Man, Fast & Furious 7, Selma, Anchorman 2, The Divergent series, The Blind Side and more.
  • TV Shows include The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, Archer, Family Feud and more.

 

For more info on all the arts, culture and entertainment in Georgia, visit GaArts.org, TourGeorgiaFilm.com and ExploreGeorgia.org.

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