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Stephanie Rae Talmadge | Photo: Courtesy Image | July 12, 2013
Even if this weekend's forecast doesn't call for sunny skies, you can steer clear of dreary drizzle by visiting these intriguing exhibitions before they leave Atlanta for good.
WHAT Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
WHY The hugely popular attraction will be closing its doors next month, so don’t miss your last chance to experience the emotionally haunting exhibit, featuring personal items and stories from passengers, a gallery of Georgia connections, and modern day efforts to recover and restore the wreckage.
WHERE 265 18th St., 404.496.4274, titanicatlanta.com
WHAT The High Museum of Art
WHY For the first time in the southeast, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer is on display among other inspiring works from the Dutch Golden Age painters, like Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.
WHERE 1280 Peachtree St. NE, 404.733.400, high.org
WHAT Fernbank Museum
WHY If your youngsters love animals, take the whole family to see the special exhibition Form Revisited, which features contemporary wildlife art in acrylic and India ink paintings. Afterward, catch a screening of the documentary Extreme Mammals.
WHERE 767 Clifton Road NE, 404.929.6300, fernbankmuseum.org
WHAT Museum of Design Atlanta
WHY Stop hogging the controller, boys! Contrasting a popular misconception that women neither play or create video games, The XYZ: Alternative Voices in Web Design highlights women’s roles in game design and introduces alternative, interactive games.
WHERE 1315 Peachtree St., 404.979.6455, museumofdesign.org
WHAT Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery
WHY The current exhibition, featuring mixed media artists Ab the Flagman and Larry Walker, and sculptor Molly Sawyers is in its final week. You don’t want to miss these impressive works.
WHERE 199 Armour Drive, 404.879.1500, masonmurer.info