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2012 Calendar of events
See Planning your visit for more information about hours, admission and directions.Upcoming events:
2012 Completed events
Jan 12 - Feb 11
For exhibit information, contact:
Michael Ross, Curator
New Art Exhibition Explores Impact of Automobiles on Culture and Environment
The Southeastern Railway Museum is pleased to present Drove(s), an art exhibition that takes a look at the culture of automobiles, our dependence on them, and their environmental impact.
The culture of automobiles starts with America's early love affair with cars and the freedom that they promised. Frequent design changes and new technologies created a sense of disposability and a desire for the newest model. Demand throughout the 20th century helped drive the American economy but also led to an overabundance of automobiles and serious environmental impacts.
The automobile and the freedom it promised led to dramatic changes in American cities. Suburban sprawl now stretches for many miles around every urban center with the car being the only practical means of transport. Too often, public transportation is of little help in an environment designed and built with the automobile in mind, while the promise of freedom has given way to massive traffic jams and a daily drudgery of commuting along overcrowded highways.
Can this dependence on the automobile and fossil fuels be sustained? How do we change our environments to become friendlier to pedestrians and mass transit while maintaining the freedom of movement to which we have grown accustomed?
These are the issues and questions raised by this month's exhibition at the museum. Housed in a newly restored 1871 train depot that once sheltered passengers waiting for their train, the depot itself is as much a part of the exhibit as the art hanging on its walls.
The exhibition will open to the public Thursday, January 12 and run through Saturday, February 11. At this time of year, the museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artists in the Exhibition
The exhibition features works by local artists as well as artists from around the country. These include:
Welcome spring at the museum and learn about cabooses and the crews that called them home.
There will be refreshments as Santa arrives aboard the train at 1pm.
Each event will be individually ticketed with ticket links below.
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Two Atlanta Chapter National Railway Historical Society (N.R.H.S.) meetings are scheduled each month. These are not just for chapter members - the general public is welcome.
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