Category: Arts/Culture

The cold weather is coming! Actually, this being Georgia, the cold weather already came, went away for a bit, rained some, got hot, got cold, and warmed up, but we’re pretty sure that it’s back. Anyway, we were looking ahead to some chilly evenings curled up on the couch under a big comfy blanket reading […]

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The Georgia Dance Alliance teaches modern dance and hip hop to children ages 4-12, who are given professional opportunities to perform at a variety of venues, from festivals and sporting events to dance competitions. The dancers at GDA have won many awards at different competitions. Founded by a former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader with almost two […]

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Our Maker’s Space has everyone at the Museum thinking about crafts and do-it-yourself projects. Thanksgiving, historically, has been a great time to do fun family projects with your children. From turkeys and pilgrims to feathers and leaves, there aren’t many limits to what you can craft with your kids this time of year. We pulled […]

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Halloween is approaching quickly and you might be a little bit stumped for costume ideas that are “outside the box”. The new trend is homemade costumes, which can be a challenge for those who don’t sew. So why not try one of these fun, homemade costumes that puts your kiddo inside of a box? This […]

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Diwali is the five day Hindu Festival of Lights. It is believed to have begun thousands of years ago as an agricultural celebration, to be grateful and merry for the good harvest. Northern, Southern, and Western Hindus have different stories and traditions for the holiday, even though the theme is the same. Light is significant […]

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Did you know that the Atlanta area is home to the largest independent book festival in the country? In nine years, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has grown into a mammoth showcase for publishers, writers, makers, and artists. With panels, discussions, and demonstrations that will appeal to lovers of every genre of books, this year’s […]

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Box Masters

August 6th, 2014 by Ariel Capellupo

Visitors to the Museum this month will learn about three masters of art while creating their own masterpieces, all the while becoming Box Masters. The works of Josef Albers, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louise Nevelson will be used to teach color, structure, and sculpture, inspiring the creation of crafts, science, and architecture, with boxes! German-born […]

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Earlier today, the staff of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta held a celebratory potluck luncheon for one of our longest-serving employees. Joyce Matthews came on board on January 6, 2003, two months before we opened our doors to the public. Quite a few thousand of you have spoken to “Miss Joyce” on the telephone over […]

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Thankfulness, joy, generosity, and gratitude are the focus of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr.  The three day celebration, pronounced eed al fitter, is the Festival of Fast-Breaking.  It starts on the first day of the month of Shawwal, following Ramadan, a fasting holiday.  Eid al-Fitr is so significant that in Saudi Arabia the civil service […]

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“Yes! And….” This is the golden rule of improvisation. If you have been to Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage, Laughing Matters, or Whole World Theatre or if you’ve watched the popular television show “Whose Line is it Anyway,” you have seen this rule in action. No matter what situation your scene partner throws at you, the correct response […]

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