Altama Museum of Art & History

611 Jackson Street, Vidalia, GA 30474 - United States




The Altama Museum of Art and History is housed in the newly renovated stately Brazell House near downtown Vidalia, Georgia. On the National Register of Historic Places, the 1911 building is marked with enormous columns and inviting porches. Inside is an array of 20th century paintings, antique prints, fine furniture, historic costume and an important collection of Staffordshire porcelain. There is also a room dedicated to local Girl Scout history which is maintained by the Sweet Onion Service Unit.

The museum is open to the public from September through May on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm and by appointment. The museum is closed for all Federal holidays. Check or social media frequently for Special Events and Gallery Openings. For questions or to make arrangements for a tour, please call (912) 537-1911. The museum resumes normal business hours on September 5.


In the Meadows Gallery:
New Works by Katlyn Colley (Sept 16-Oct 30)

This Alabama native presents new works on canvas. Her vibrant, detailed paintings capture the traditions of roadside vendors along America's highways and byways and reflect on the fragility of the rural Southern cultural landscape. The artist will be on hand to meet and greet guests from 10am to 3pm.

Autumn-Art-Altama Sidewalk Artisan Market
Sidewalks and Porches of the Altama Museum's historic home, the 1911 Brazell House

Come shop what area artists and craftspeople are making: paintings, photography, woodworks, ceramics, jewelry, books, baked goods and more! Rain or shine from 10am-3pm. Plus sidewalk chalk, bubbles and lawn games for the whole family.

Masks are encouraged indoors.

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