Infinity and Beyond: What to Do in Midtown When You Visit Kusama's Infinity Mirrors

By Joey Sevin

Infinity and Beyond: What to Do in Midtown When You Visit Kusama's Infinity Mirrors

That line for Infinity Mirrors may seem...infinite, but some of Atlanta’s premiere attractions are right around the corner. Whether you’re a local peach or in town for the big show, these hot spots are a must-see for any occasion.

For those that hold earlier ticket slots for the famed Yayoi Kusama exhibit, The Silver Skillet is slinging hot breakfast from 7am––2:30pm seven days a week, and it’s a short car ride from the High Museum. A staple of ATL since 1956, this Hollywood haunt has served as the backdrop for countless GA-grown movies.

If you’re on a museum kick, SCAD’s very own fashion+film museum is open year-round to the general public and displays a lush palette of original works from students and professional artists alike. The museum is located on SCAD’s main campus, a short walk from the High down Peachtree Street.

The quintessential Atlanta visit is incomplete without a trip to the Margaret Mitchell House, located off Crescent Avenue. Best known as the birthing grounds for Gone With The Wind, the house operates as a museum with an entire section dedicated to the development of the 1939 film. A true madonna on the National Register of Historic Places, this monument in time is a must-see.

A quick jump from the museum puts you in front of Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, the largest museum in the nation dedicated to this timeless craft. Children (and the young at heart) can marvel at a variety of figurines and catch a couple quality shows demonstrating the true art of manipulation.

We could all use a little fresh air, and there’s no better place to escape the city streets than Piedmont Park, our very own woodland oasis in the heart of midtown. A quick stroll through the park is easy, breezy, and good for the soul. From lake views to skylines, it’s the purest form of eye candy and the perfect pre-game for even more views waiting for you at the High.

Take a breather before (or after) the exhibit at Octane Coffee Bar, nestled across the piazza and overlooking House III by Roy Lichtenstein. From loose leaf teas to espresso hits, the brews are bubbling from 7am–8pm on weekdays, 9am–8pm Saturday, and 7am–5pm Sunday. Ask your barista about current drink specials, made exclusively for the Infinity Mirrors season. Keep in mind, outside food and beverage is not permitted inside the exhibit, so lean back and enjoy a moment to yourself before seeing stars.