Museum philosophy

Museum Philosophy
A 501(c)(3) corporation, the Atlanta International Museum is an educational membership organization that is dedicated to inspiring a broader understanding of the world and enriching the lives of its people through examination of society's art and design. During its eleven-year history, the Museum has mounted more than three dozen exhibitions showcasing the richness and diversity of humankind's creative achievements in the visual arts.

The Atlanta International Museum is a non-collecting museum unique among the other visual arts institutions in Atlanta in that it offers highly contextual interpretive exhibitions focused exclusively on two subject areas: Art and Culture, and Design and Technology. Thus, rather than being in competition, we are complementary to the purposes of the High Museum of Art, the Contemporary, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Atlanta History Center, and Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

The overarching goal of the Museum is to enrich the spirit through the power of art. By attaining artistic and scholarly excellence in its exhibitions, educational programming, and community outreach, the Museum engages a diverse audience, engenders respect for others, and encourages lifelong learning. In this, we learn to acknowledge and accept our differences so that we can celebrate and rejoice in our common humanity.

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