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Encyclopedia > Atlanta College of Art

Atlanta College of Art, established in 1905, was the first for-profit college of design and art in the Southeastern United States. An original partner of Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta College of Art adjoins the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre. A titan of Atlanta's cultural landscape, it offers programming to the Atlanta region through the Georgia Artists Registry, ACA Gallery shows, and adult education. The college is located in Midtown Atlanta, a business district that is home of arts and culture in metropolitan Atlanta. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... The Woodruff Arts Center is an arts center in the Midtown district of Atlanta, Georgia. ... High Museum, Atlanta. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


In the Fall of 2005, ACA was sold without notice to the Savannah College of Art and Design by members of ACA's Board of Directors. The college will be closed in Summer of 2006. The Savannah College of Art and Design (often referred to as SCAD) — founded in 1978 by Paula S. Wallace, Richard Rowan, May Poetter and Paul Poetter — is an independent, accredited and nonprofit school dedicated to the visual and performing arts, design, the building arts and the history of art and...



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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Atlanta College of Art (504 words)
The Atlanta College of Art (ACA), founded in 1905, was a four-year accredited private art college in the city until 2006, when it was absorbed by the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
Woodruff Arts Center, a multiuse art complex composed of the High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theater, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in midtown Atlanta.
In 1905 an art school and museum, later to become the Atlanta College of Art and the High Museum of Art, were formed as an outgrowth of the Atlanta Art Association.
Atlanta College of Art Alumni Corey Barksdale (388 words)
Atlanta was founded in 1837 as the end of the Western and Atlantic railroad line (it was first named Marthasville in honor of the then-governor's daughter, nicknamed Terminus for its rail location, and then changed soon after to Atlanta, the feminine of Atlantic -- as in the railroad).
Atlanta is the Capital city of the southeast, a city of the future with strong ties to its past.
The old in new Atlanta is the soul of the city, the heritage that enhances the quality of life in a contemporary city.
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