New Meetup: The Booth Museum--The Black West!

From: Beth
Sent on: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:40 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Music+Film+Art Meetup!

What: The Booth Museum--The Black West!

When: February 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: We need a field trip and this is an interesting looking museum with a topic I've never seen covered. Admission is $8.

We can meet to carpool from Cumberland Mall. If interested, I can pick a place for lunch before? Right now I'm thinking we can meet to carpool at 1:00pm parking in front of
Maggiano's Little Italy
1601 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
(770)[masked]
It?s about 35 miles from the museum.

Special Exhibit
The Black West: Buffalo Soldiers, Black Cowboys & Untold Stories
December 20, 2008 ? March 22, 2009 ? Special Exhibition Gallery
Showcasing the work of 16 contemporary African American artists, this exhibition will shed new light on the important role Blacks played in developing the West. In addition to the stories of Black cowboys and buffalo soldiers, works of art will also feature Black lawmen, explorers, rodeo stars and women. Participating artists include: Bernard Williams, Ed Dwight, Burl Washington, Eddie Dixon, Bobb Vann, Michael Godfrey and many others.

About the Booth Museum
This 80,000 square foot Museum opened in August 2003 with main galleries featuring contemporary Western American art. Other galleries feature Civil War art, Presidential portraits and letters, Western movie posters, and Western illustration. Sagebrush Ranch is an interactive gallery where children of all ages can learn about art and Western America.

The Museum Store offers books on art and the West, as well as prints and other items featuring Western American art images. The Caf? offers light lunches to guests and members visiting the Museum. A multimedia theatre, with seating for 60, shows the orientation film ?The American West? every 20 minutes.

Directions
Take I-75 to exit 288 ? Main Street/Cartersville and turn west onto Main Street; travel approximately 2 miles to Gilmer Street (before you cross the railroad tracks); turn right on Gilmer Street; go two blocks and the Museum will be on your left; free parking in the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot on Gilmer Street.

Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday -
10 am to 5:00 pm
Thursdays - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission
Adults - $8.00
Students - $5.00

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/music-film-art-atlanta/calendar/9522241/

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