Friday, April 22, 2011

ATLANTApix: Was that Big Foot or Gigantopithicus?

I'm not sure if it was coincidence or collaboration that the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids) and the Michael C. Carlos Museum (Monsters, Demons & Winged Beasts) are holding their seemingly similar exhibitions simultaneously. Either way, they're both phenomenal...and they're not at all similar, outside of genre.

Mythic Creatures is on display through Sunday, August 14, 2011. Lots of time to see it, right? Well, reconsider making plans to see it sooner rather than later...especially locals. You know how busy summers are in Atlanta...there's so much to see and do! Mythic Creatures is a great rainy day outing...that way you won't have to give up a trip to Six Flags or a picnic in Piedmont Park.

In addition to dragons, unicorns and mermaids, Mythic Creatures features the Gigantopithicus, a creature that roamed the Earth approximately 300,000 years ago. So, not all mythic creatures are drawn from the imagination...some are indeed based on living, breathing, or in this case extinct, beings.

See yesterday's ATALANTApix for more about Monsters, Demons & Winged Beasts.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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