In an effort to bring new experiences to Midtown workers and residents, the High Museum of Art, Center for Puppetry Arts and the Breman Museum have joined forces to develop their newest program, Lunchtime Culture. Once a month, these institutions give the Midtown community a chance to get out briefly in the middle of the day, visit a museum, and experience art first-hand. The collaboration was borne out of a collective desire to further engage the Midtown community in the arts and cultural attractions that are only steps away.
“Midtown is a hub for history, art, and culture, and now we have an opportunity to provide free lunchtime experiences to the people who live, work, and play here every day,” said Ghila Sanders, Director of the Breman Museum. “This should give people a good reason to explore Midtown’s cultural assets while fulfilling their appetites for culture.”
In late-July, the Lunchtime Culture series held its inaugural event at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The theme of the talk was “What do puppets and paintings have in common?” Guests stood in the Global Collection exhibit and listened to representatives from the High Museum of Art and the Center for Puppetry Arts describe the history of some of the puppets on display. After the presentation and some time for questions, guests were invited to view the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits.
For more information on Lunchtime Culture, visit the Breman Museum website.
Nearly 30 public art installations exist throughout Midtown. Have you seen them all?
Midtown boasts a growing collection of public art throughout the district, from Stealth on the Promenade plaza to the newly-arrived Autoeater at 10th and Peachtree Streets and the Shadowmaker on the MARTA Arts Center Station plaza. Many other examples of public art exist throughout Midtown. See them cataloged here on this map. And the common thread is that each provides the opportunity for people to interact with each other.
Bringing art outside of the normal venues of museums, galleries and concert halls makes it come alive in new ways. Look for more public art installations coming soon.