Why Hasn’t Atlanta’s Art Scene Flourished Like Those of Other Cities in the South? A Tragic Plane Crash May Hold the Answer
In 1962, a plane crash marked "the day Atlanta stood still." The city's art community is still forging a path forward.
Why hasn’t Atlanta, Georgia, become a hub for the visual arts the way some of its Southern sister cities, like Dallas or Miami, have? Despite a rich tradition of producing some of our most beloved contemporary artists—Radcliffe Bailey, Shara Hughes, Lauren Quin, and Roe Ethridge, to name just a few—the answer is surprisingly simple, and tragic.