Museums

Martinis and Music

Join MCMA on Friday, May 16 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.Martinis and MusicFeaturing the music of…
Boozer McClure and Company

Walk through the galleries, meet new people, and enjoy some fantastic drinks.
We will have hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Exhibitions on display during this Martinis and Music are:

One: Alexi Torres
&
Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History

Admission:
Non-Members: $10
Members: FREE

 

Martinis & Music at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

martinisFour times a year, people come to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art for live music, light refreshments, great art, a cash bar, and a lot of fun. Our Martinis & Music nights are some of our most popular events at the museum. This event is open to the public at $8 per person and is free for museum members. Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb 7, (5:30-8:30pm).  Come mingle and see old friends, meet new friends.

Walk through the galleries, meet new people, and enjoy some fantastic drinks. We will have hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Exhibitions on display during this Martinis and Music are: Realism At

Its Best (the Barnes Family Trust) and Friends (Steve Penley, Ross Rossin & Lu Steed) We are featuring the music of Douglas Cameron.

And an art auction to benefit Hickory Hills Elementary School will be held featuring original works by professional artists and the students of HH.

The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta, GA (just off the square).  Call 770-528–1444 for more information.

Kennesaw: One Last Mountain Movie Premier

cannonTo commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War a movie premiere of Kennesaw: One Last Mountain will be presented on September 22

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the Battles of Marietta, Georgia 150th committee present the premiere of the new movie “Kennesaw: One Last Mountain” at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre September 22. This will be the first showing of the new movie created by the National Park Service for the Battlefield’s Visitor’s Center.
It includes recreations of the battles around Kennesaw Mountain and Marietta and is narrated by the well-known actor of more than 100 films, Emmy-winning narrator Peter Coyote.

Concessions will open at 6:30 p.m. with Civil War artifacts on display in the Strand lobby and on the fourth floor. Live period music will be played by members of Symphony on the Square and a performance on the Strand organ by Marietta’s own Ron Carter. At 7:30 p.m. the program will begin with introductions and a presentation of the history of the battlefield by national park historians. The movie will follow and is 35 minutes in length.

Tickets are $8 per person and available at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitors Center and the Earl Smith Strand Theater: www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Bleeding Gray and Blue Weekend has several events planned for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 20-22.  Included is the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederate Cemetery along with Living History, the Marietta Street Festival, Guided Tours, Music, and the Movie Premiere.  More information is located at gwtwmarietta.com

Saturday Evening Post Covers on Display at the Booth Museum

HomePlateNorman-Rockwell-For those of us who grew up in the 40’s, 50’s, and early 60’s, there was no CNN, hourly news, or even tv’s — however, there was the  Saturday Evening Post, the weekly magazine filled with current event articles, editorials, human interest pieces, humor, illustrations, a letter column, poetry (with contributions submitted by readers), single-panel gag cartoons (including Hazel by Ted Key) and stories by the leading writers of the time. It was known for commissioning lavish illustrations and original works of fiction.

Booth Western Art Museum is proud to announce it has partnered with The Saturday Evening Post Society to showcase art from some of America’s foremost illustrators who contributed to the covers of the magazine in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Covering America: The Saturday Evening Post in the 1950’s and early 1960’s  run through September 29, 2013 inside the Museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery.

Featuring 30 original paintings alongside The Saturday Evening Post covers they graced, the exhibit showcases a magazine that captured the heart and soul of America. The art of Norman Rockwell, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, Amos Sewell, Richard Sargent, Mead Schaeffer and Thornton Utz embodies everyday life in post-World War II America — a time of tremendous growth and change.  Returning veterans started families and moved them into newly developed suburbs.  Expanding highway systems allowed cross country travel in automobiles that were now affordable.  “Under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance and activities with the nuclear family became a way of life. They were living the American Dream and it was captured on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post featured in this exhibit.

Unique to the exhibit at Booth is the inclusion of several western paintings by W.H.D. Koerner and Harold von Schmidt that were featured inside the magazine. The Museum will also exhibit 18 western themed original Saturday Evening Post covers from the permanent collection.

For more information about Covering America: The Saturday Evening Post in the 1950′s and early 1960′s, call 770-387-1300.  The exhibit  is organized by The Saturday Evening Post Society and Sponsored by The Benefit Company.

The cover featured here is Norman Rockwell, Home Plate (Construction Crew), 1954, 28.5 x 26.5”, ©SEPS