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Courtesy of The Goat Farm Arts Center

Tucked away down a quiet street, not far from Howell Mill Road on Atlanta's Westside, you'll find the Goat Farm Arts Center. It's a compound of artist studios, residences, and performance and event spaces. While there are some goats, it's long been a community where artists can live, exchange ideas, and get projects off the ground.

The Goat Farm recently announced a $250 million transformation. Anthony Harper, founder and co-owner of the arts compound, joined On Second Thought to explain how this will allow them to both preserve most of the existing structures on the property while expanding the facilities and scope of their programs. He also discussed what they hope this will achieve for Georgia's arts community.


© Mickalene Thomas / High Museum of Art

Wikipedia is a highly visited site on the internet, yet only about 17 percent of biographies posted on it are about women. In addition, less than 10 percent of editors are women. On Saturday, March 29, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta joins cultural institutions across the country for the "Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon." Community members will be able to add information to Wikipedia entries on feminism and art.

 

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott spoke with Eva Berlin, digital content specialist at the High Museum, and Melissa Katzin, manager of family programs at the High Museum, about the event.


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Bill Nigut’s guest on this edition of Two Way Street is Georgia-based musician Brandon Bush. He was an original member of Sugarland, one of the hottest acts in country music until they went their separate ways six years ago to the dismay of their millions of fans. 


Do Southern Artists Get Enough Respect?

Aug 24, 2016
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Paris and New York are considered capitals of the art world, but why not Atlanta? Artists from the South have never received the same level of acclaim as their counterparts in other parts of the U.S. and the world. Starting Saturday, the Atlanta Biennial returns after a nine-year hiatus to shine a spotlight on Southern artists.