ByRebecca Raymer, writer at Creators.co
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Manhunter is a 1986 movie adapted from Thomas Harris's novel, Red Dragon. It features FBI profiler Will Graham, the protagonist of the recent television series Hannibal. Atlanta's High Museum of Art (also known as the high museum o fart in hashtag circles), serves as the immaculate and sparse institution in which infamous serial killer Hannibal Lecter is housed.

The museum is located in Midtown Atlanta, a trendy conglomeration of innovative business, sophisticated pleasure (art, not porn), and money (but not as much money as Buckhead). Parking is an expensive bitch; an inconvenient and more affordable alternative is Marta (it's smarta), but regardless of how you get there, experiencing the neighborhood and amenities is worth the time and effort.

Random people enjoying Los Trompos (spinning tops).
Random people enjoying Los Trompos (spinning tops).

At the time of my visit, the Los Trompos exhibit greeted tourists and locals outside the entrance to the museum. It is a temporary installation, but an excellent example of how the High incorporates pure joy into it's exhibits, making a visit really, REALLY fun for adults and kids alike.

The interior of the building is gorgeous and labyrinthine and stark white at every turn.

Interior of the High Museum of Art.
Interior of the High Museum of Art.

It was also used to film the headquarters of Jeanine Matthews in the screen adaptation of the Divergent series.

I love the ceiling.
I love the ceiling.

The layout of the museum only requires you to wander aimlessly; the exhibits emerge from around each turn. The current folk art exhibit blends seamlessly into the jewelry and design exhibit.

Folk Art & Jewelry & Design Exhibits
Folk Art & Jewelry & Design Exhibits

Honestly, there is not creepy, cannibalistic vibe left over from Manhunter, which I personally appreciated.

Interior of the High Museum of Art.
Interior of the High Museum of Art.

Well, maybe a little bit of a creepy vibe, such as the one evoked from some of Wilfredo Lam's pieces. The beauty and history of his work is fascinating.

From the current Wilfredo Lam exhibit.
From the current Wilfredo Lam exhibit.

I suppose you can always find darkness if you are looking for it.

One of my sidekicks looking for darkness.
One of my sidekicks looking for darkness.

Will Graham would be an excellent example of that.

I hope you have enjoyed this Manhunter themed Proxifan post. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, or want me to go check out a specific filming location for you.

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