Atlanta's premier art museum features paintings by artists that range from Claude Monet to Howard Finster. The Richard Meier-designed museum recently was expanded with a stunning addition by another famous architect, Renzo Piano. Upcoming exhibitions include Salvador Dali's later works, European design since 1985, and a Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective.
In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool. Despite being the size of a Manhattan apartment, there's a closed-circuit TV above the bar on which you can watch the band playing on the stage behind you.
Improv proves the order of the day at this popular venue that increasingly presents stage plays in its small black box space.