After my lament about the last weekend to see ‘Moore in America‘ at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, here’s some good news: I spoke too soon! The sculpture exhibition now will stay in Atlanta through Dec. 31.
From a short story by Howard Pousner in today’s AJC:
The two-month extension also constitutes good news for the Botanical Garden, where attendance is up 11 percent, to 145,000, over the same May-October period last year, when it hosted “Sculpture in Motion.” And memberships have climbed 19 percent, to 16,120, since the debut of “Moore,” the largest outdoor exhibit of the late British artist’s work.
The show of 20 sculptures, mainly bronzes, was to have returned to England, but the Henry Moore Foundation changed plans and will continue the U.S. visit. It will now open at the Denver Botanic Gardens in March.
The Botanical Garden’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit is through, but next up is Holidays in the Garden, which includes the Holiday Train Show. There’s also Moonlight and Merriment coming on Dec. 3.
Want to go? Atlanta Botanical Garden. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through October, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays November-March. $5-$16. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859, www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.