Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy

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Marietta Lee does what I think many artists would love to do–she curates her own museum. Each year she puts up a different show and opens the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy in late October.  It’s open for three hours a day, three days a week through tourist season.

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The collection runs hot and cold, but what is good is very, very good. She has an eye for watercolor, a bit of nice pottery, and yes, lots and lots of whimsy. One of the best pieces is a large fused glass cat carnival–but girls only–it’s in the ladies’ rest room.

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The sculpture garden is a real treat, with delightful bits around every corner. There were unlit fairy lights everywhere, so I’m guessing it’s extra special at night.

Admission is free, though there’s a donation bowl by a particularly eerie cop sculpture.

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