Welcome to the
Atlanta International Museum of
Art and Design web site!

As an educational organization and a public trust, the Museum is dedicated to celebrating society's creative achievements in art and design; our presence on the World Wide Web is further evidence of our continuing commitment to our mission. It is in achieving its mission that the Museum engages a diverse audience, engenders respect for others, and encourages lifelong learning.

The Atlanta International Museum of Art and Design has been officially named an "affiliate" of the Washington-based Smithsonian Institution. The Museum joins a prestigious national program through which it will partner with the Smithsonian on an ongoing basis to bring unique collections to Atlanta.

Working alongside the Smithsonian curatorial staff, the Atlanta International Museum plans to bring collections to Atlanta primarily from five Smithsonian museums: the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Asian Art, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Renwick Gallery, a part of the National Museum of American Art. The Museum opened its first exhibit as an affiliate,"Treasures from the Smithsonian: A First Look", in October 2001.

I encourage you to visit our galleries when you are in Atlanta. The ability to encounter art first-hand is an experience unlike any other. Also, please consider becoming a member of the Museum; in so doing, you play a significant role in supporting our educational outreach and in achieving our mission.

Sincerely,

Angelyn S. Chandler
Executive Director


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