Looking Up: Art in the Atlanta Airport

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Christopher Moulder’s “Mammatus”
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Christopher Moulder’s “Mammatus”

Located in Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport's international terminal arrivals level, Christopher Moulder’s “Mammatus” hangs above passengers.

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Donald Lipski’s “RebiLace”
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Donald Lipski’s “RebiLace”

Donald Lipski’s “RebiLace” made with Swarovski crystal shines in the international terminal atrium.

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Craig Nutt’s “Corncorde”
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Craig Nutt’s “Corncorde”

Craig Nutt’s “Corncorde” can be found at Gate E-16.

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Steve Waldeck’s “Flight Paths”
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Steve Waldeck’s “Flight Paths”

Steve Waldeck’s “Flight Paths” illuminates the transportation mall between Concourses A and B.

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 “The Navigation Project” by Vicki Ragan
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“The Navigation Project” by Vicki Ragan

 “The Navigation Project” by Vicki Ragan is a permanent collection of 54 pieces at Gate E-11. 

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Radcliffe Bailey’s “Saints”
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Radcliffe Bailey’s “Saints”

Radcliffe Bailey’s “Saints” is a colorful sight above the Concourse E escalators.

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Uebersee’s “airFIELD”
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Uebersee’s “airFIELD”

Uebersee’s “airFIELD” floats overhead in the Concourse F international atrium. 

By Colleen Ann McNally on 11/09/2017

Of the dozen recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities in Georgia, one winner stands out from the short list of creative individuals, a museum and a center for the arts: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

In fact, the Airport Art Program develops and integrates art, exhibits and performances that are designed to lift the gaze—and spirits—of passengers and employees alike. The collection ranges from dozens of permanent exhibits on Concourse E that were commissioned during Atlanta’s 1996 Summer Olympics to the $4 million installation of “Flight Paths” in 2016.With an average 275,000 passengers per day, the eye-catching, gallery-quality pieces garner quite an audience. Consider your boarding pass the price of admission to put down the smartphone’s screen and look up. You may be surprised at what you find.