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Top special museum and art exhibits happening in May 2022 in Atlanta

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Check out these special museum exhibits and art exhibitions on display in Atlanta this May.
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Illumine at Oakland Cemetery

Event Dates: now through May 1, 2022

Oakland Cemetery's annual after-dark arts spring event Illumine features all-new displays focusing on the cemetery's newly restored historic African American Burial Grounds and Women's Comfort Station. Walk among innovatively lit headstones, mausoleums, flowers, trees, and buildings.

Knights In Armor at Fernbank Museum

Event Dates: now through May 15, 2022

Fernbank Museum of Natural History presents Knights In Armor. This exhibit is a fascinating showcase of European arms and armor from the collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. Learn all about European knights through more than 100 objects displaying the evolution and artistry of arms and armor.

And I Must Scream at the Michael C. Carlos Museum

Event Dates: now through May 15, 2022

This thought-provoking show features photographs, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and site-specific installations from 10 contemporary artists. Featuring monstrous and grotesque humanoid figures, the works engage themes of corruption, human rights violations, displacement, environmental destruction, the pandemic, and renewal.

Imagine Picasso: The Immersive Exhibition at Pullman Yards

Event Dates: now through June 9, 2022

Experience the works of Pablo Picasso through this immersive exhibit. Featuring more than 200 of Picasso's works, this journey through the career of the master of modern art allows you to experience every brushstroke up close.

Game Changers at College Football Hall of Fame

Event Dates: now through June 30, 2022

The College Football Hall of Fame's newest exhibit "Game Changers" showcases events over the past 50 years that have shaped the history of college football.

What Is Left Unspoken, Love at the High Museum of Art

Event Dates: now through August 14, 2022

What Is Left Unspoken, Love at the High Museum of Art features contemporary artworks from 1987 to 2021 that attempt to address the different ways that love is expressed.

O’KEEFFE: One Hundred Flowers at Illuminarium Atlanta

Event Dates: now through August 31, 2022

This immersive experience of color, texture, scent, and interactivity through the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe is the latest from Illuminarium Atlanta. Explore a virtual garden of O'Keeffe's most celebrated pieces.

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