I grew up in Cartersville and the fact that there is a Smithsonian quality western art museum in downtown always leaves me scratching my head. The Smithsonian affiliation means that the facility is top notch and the first time I was there I couldn't help but be impressed. Is this the same city I grew up in and the site where Gilmer Street Baptist Church used to sit? Not sure about the quality of the collection as I'm not really into western art and the person I was with, having a visual arts background, pointed out several perspective issues in some of the artwork. But perhaps that has more to do with western art as a genre than anything else. If you are into local history be sure to check out the Bartow History Museum in the historic old court house building.
Posted: 12/26/2013 • Link to this review