Author Archives: Layla

May 23

THE HIGH: THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: EUROPEAN MASTERWORKS

European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection presents the pioneering collecting approach of Duncan Phillips (1886–1966). As the founding director of The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Phillips opened the first museum of modern art in the United States in 1921. In a gallery added to his family’s Georgian Revival home, he began his mission to define […]

May 17

THE HIGH: THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: EUROPEAN MASTERWORKS

European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection presents the pioneering collecting approach of Duncan Phillips (1886–1966). As the founding director of The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Phillips opened the first museum of modern art in the United States in 1921. In a gallery added to his family’s Georgian Revival home, he began his mission to define […]

Michael & Whitney Stansell's Let Light Perpetual May 01

ALEX HARRIS: OUR STRANGE NEW LAND: Independent Narrative Movie Sets Across the South

In 2016 I received a commission from the High Museum in Atlanta to photograph in the South. Nearly a decade earlier, having published The Idea of Cuba, I was asked to photograph on the set of Steven Soderbergh’s film CHE. At the time, I imagined that photographing on Soderbergh’s movie set would be fundamentally different […]

March 30

SPELMAN MUSEUM: ART PAPERS LIVE- AMY SHERALD

Amy Sherald immediately rose to international prominence when the National Portrait Gallery unveiled her portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in February 2018 to critical acclaim. Amy Sherald, the artist’s first major solo exhibition, features a selection of portraits that exemplify her signature style: sitters with fantastical greyscale skin who are painted against a monochromatic […]

March 28

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 […]

March 28

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 […]

February 28

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 […]