Author Archives: Layla

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: DIE WALKURE

THE HIGH: EUROPEAN MASTERWORKS: THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

This exhibition will present a selection of the most iconic paintings and sculptures from The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, which opened in 1921 in Washington, D.C. Arranged thematically from the early-19th through the mid-20th century, these incomparable European Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Expressionist artworks exemplify the distinctive eye of collector Duncan Phillips. […]

THE HIGH: HAND TO HAND: SOUTHERN CRAFT OF THE 19TH CENTURY

This exhibition focuses on a selection of masterworks from the High’s holdings of 19th century Southern decorative arts, examining the great achievements in traditional, rural forms of quilts, ceramics, basketry and furniture. The style, techniques and materials of each work reveal not only the talents of their makers, but also the legacy of learned traditions […]

THE HIGH: WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY: TIME & TEXTURE

A pioneer of color photography, William Christenberry dedicated his career to articulating the unique character of his native Hale County, Alabama. For four decades beginning in the 1960s, Christenberry photographed the vernacular architecture and rural landscape of central Alabama on an annual basis, creating a prolonged study of place and the passing of time. This exhibition […]

THE HIGH: LOOK AGAIN: 45 YEARS OF COLLECTING PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography is a uniquely elastic medium. It can fulfill numerous utilitarian purposes—recording personal memories, chronicling collective histories, or furnishing documentary evidence—yet it also offers dynamic potential for creative expression. The High Museum of Art began collecting photographs in the early 1970s, and the collection now includes more than 7,000 photographs from around the world made […]

THE HIGH: WITH DRAWN ARMS: GLENN KAINO & TOMMIE SMITH

A half century before NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee, gold medal sprinter Tommie Smith raised a fist at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico to protest abuse of human rights around the world and in response to the struggle for civil rights in the United States. His historic gesture, and its reverberations […]

MET OPERA: LA BOHEME