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What Makes the Museum of Design Atlanta So Fascinating?

Woman walking through the Museum of Design Atlanta

Do you ever stop to think about the process that went into designing your car, furniture, or even the device you’re using to read this blog? Design is not only about creating something aesthetically pleasing but also focusing on the purpose it will serve. Whether it’s creating an instrument to produce a new sound or inspirational images to evoke social change, design is all around us.  Explore the Museum of Design Atlanta to discover the past, present, and future of this vital piece of culture. It’s just one of the many attractions you can find when you get your free Travel Guide!

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Discover Innovative Ideas and Projects at the Museum of Design Atlanta

Learn the Story of This Forward-Thinking Organization

In 1989, the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design set up their home in Downtown Atlanta. Several years later, in 2011, they changed their name to the Museum of Design Atlanta and unveiled their new location in Midtown. Today, visitors can stop by and explore a rotating exhibition, listen to lectures, and enjoy hands-on workshops. In keeping with the world of design, the Museum fosters an environment of innovation via monthly dinners with faculty and industry experts. Together, they discuss trends and consider ideas on how to consistently position themselves as the go-to source for all things design.

Open Your Mind to New Ideas

The Museum of Design Atlanta features one rapidly rotating exhibition, offering fresh perspectives on everything from fashion to architecture. Some of their previous displays have included Design for Healthy Living, Design for Social Impact, and Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things. MODA believes in design as a method of social change, which is a theme in many of their exhibitions. No matter what is currently on display, you can bet on it being fascinating, innovative, and inspiring.

If you prefer a more interactive experience, the Museum offers various discussions, workshops, and educational courses to the public. These provide you with an opportunity to delve inside the minds of designers and explore your own hidden creativity.

What You Should Know Before Your Visit

If you’re ready to experience the universe of design, the Museum of Design Atlanta should be your first destination. It’s right here in Midtown Atlanta, across the street from the Woodruff Arts Center, and a five-minute drive from Stonehurst Place. Plus, you won’t find any other museum dedicated to design in the Southeast region of the United States!

The price for tickets at the Museum of Design Atlanta is $10 for adults, and you can get a discount by purchasing them online. MODA also offers a 20% discount if you opt to use public transportation, bike, or walk to their location. It’s just one more reason to visit the Museum during your stay at our Midtown bed and breakfast. You can even get free passes to the museum by staying at Stonehurst Place!

You’re welcome to explore the current exhibition every day of the week, except for Mondays when the Museum is closed. Their hours are from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with extended hours until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

Unwind at Our Elegantly Designed Inn

The bed in the Gables Suite at Stonehurst Place

Your journey through the world of design can continue at our Midtown Atlanta bed and breakfast. Our story began when Barb Shadomy, owner of Stonehurst Place, discovered our 19th-century mansion during her studies at the Inchbald School of Design in London. Her expertise in architectural interior and garden design allowed her to upgrade the inn with modern amenities while preserving most of the original details. The result is an elegant atmosphere with stunning architecture, museum-quality artwork, and luxurious guest rooms.

We invite you to experience this unique destination for yourself! As soon as you step inside, you’ll realize our inn is in a different league from your typical bed and breakfast. Book your stay today and see what we mean!

After visiting the MODA, consider extending your adventure to include the various art galleries and museums in Atlanta!

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