Atlanta Magazine 1961 - 2011: 50 Years of the Changing City
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - Sunday, September 18, 2011
Atlanta Magazine turns fifty in 2011, celebrating five decades as the authoritative voice of its namesake city. To celebrate its gold anniversary, Atlanta Magazine, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, presents a new exhibition, Atlanta Magazine 1961 – 2011: 50 Years of the Changing City.
The exhibition, co-curated by Paul Crater, Atlanta History Center’s vice president of research services, and Rebecca Burns, former Atlanta magazine editor-in-chief and author of three books on Atlanta history, explores how the magazine’s history parallels that of the city. Utilizing magazine covers, artifacts, and interviews with individuals who were featured on the covers, including former Mayors Sam Massell and Andrew Young, longtime restaurant critic Christiane Lauterbach, and baseball legend Hank Aaron, visitors explore stories surrounding Atlanta’s transformation over the fifty years.
Articles showcasing personalities who transformed the city, pivotal events, and high profile places in Atlanta’s history are featured in the exhibition, showing how Atlanta’s politics, businesses, race relations, and lifestyle changed over the past half century. The exhibition ends by exploring what could be in Atlanta’s future during the next fifty years.
The exhibition is located in the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Admission to this exhibition is free of charge.