Category Archives: ADULT OUTREACH

February 01

THE GRAND TIER BRUNCH: PORGY & BESS

An elegant meal for our 40 guests at The Grand Tier was wonderful.  We enjoyed an appetizer, and a main course, then returned during intermission 95 minutes later for yummy dessert and drinks. POSSE VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:

January 09

THE HIGH: VIRGIL ABLOH: “FIGURES OF SPEECH”

This fall, the High presents the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Virgil Abloh, the modern, genre-bending artist and designer who became creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear in 2018. Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” offers an unprecedented survey of Abloh’s creative work over nearly two decades and pulls back the curtain on […]

December 12

THE HIGH: SALLY MANN: A THOUSAND CROSSINGS

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (American, born 1951) has made experimental and haunting photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. […]

September 12

THE HIGH: OF ORIGINS & BELONGING, DRAWN FROM ATLANTA

Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta is the third in a series of exhibitions at the High focused on work by Atlanta-based artists. The exhibition features six artists who address issues related to place, belonging, and heritage in their work: Jessica Caldas, Yehimi Cambrón, Xie Caomin, Wihro Kim, Dianna Settles, and Cosmo Whyte. Compelled […]

September 12

THE HIGH: THE PURSUIT OF EVERYTHING: MAIRA KALMAN’S BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

The High Museum of Art will premiere this colorful exhibition exploring the extensive catalog of Maira Kalman’s imaginative stories and illustrations, which have delighted readers of all ages for more than 30 years. Perhaps best known for her quirky New Yorker magazine covers and brilliant pictorial essays, Kalman (American, born 1949) has published more than […]

June 02

CHARLY PALMER STUDIO VISIT

Charly graciously opened his studio to my friends and I on a Sunday.  We had the best time.  We were able to see his studio space, check out his new studio space, listen to him speak about his work and process, look at his work at our leisure, meet his kids, and just chill in […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 05

MET OPERA LIVE: SAMSON & DALILA

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best […]

September 20

THE HIGH: OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART

Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three key periods when the intersection of self-taught art with the mainstream has been at its most fertile: The First Wave includes the interwar years—particularly the aftermath of the Great Depression—through World War II; the Second Wave covers the “long” decade of the 1970s in the wake of […]

September 13

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 […]

August 28

ADULT ART POSSE: BLACKKKLANSMAN MOVIE & DISCUSSION

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.imdb.com The adults had an incredible honest & open conversation after the movie with artists […]

August 23

THE HIGH: WINNIE-THE-POOH: EXPLORING A CLASSIC

The stories of Winnie-the-Pooh—a much-loved bear with a weakness for honey—have delighted both children and adults for more than ninety years. Generations of readers have been captivated by the adventures of Christopher Robin and his bear, and today Pooh remains one of the most popular children’s characters of all time. Pooh and his companions Piglet, […]

March 16

THE HIGH: JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age presents work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually […]

March 15

HIGH MUSEUM: JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age presents work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually […]

February 23

FUTURE DEAD ARTISTS GALLERY: FABIAN WILLIAMS- BLACK HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

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February 22

THE HIGH: AL TAYLOR: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

The High Museum of Art is organizing the first museum survey in the United States to explore the career of American artist Al Taylor (1948–1999). With more than 150 sculptures, drawings, and prints drawn from several of the artist’s major series over nearly two decades, the exhibition will reveal the crisscrossing avenues of Taylor’s artistic […]

February 09

THE HIGH: AL TAYLOR: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

The High Museum of Art is organizing the first museum survey in the United States to explore the career of American artist Al Taylor (1948–1999). With more than 150 sculptures, drawings, and prints drawn from several of the artist’s major series over nearly two decades, the exhibition will reveal the crisscrossing avenues of Taylor’s artistic […]

February 01

THE HIGH: “A FIRE THAT NO WATER COULD PUT OUT”: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Taking its title from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech before his assassination in 1968, “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out” reflects on the fiftieth anniversary of this tumultuous year in American history. Following his death in Memphis, Dr. King’s enormous funeral procession through Atlanta took over the city’s streets with thousands […]

January 26

THE HIGH: “A FIRE THAT NO WATER COULD PUT OUT”: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY

This installation of over forty photographs examines the history and legacy of the civil rights movement. Iconic prints drawn from the High Museum’s celebrated collection demonstrate the power and potency of photography during that significant era, while contemporary works point to the ongoing struggle for equal rights. POSSE VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:

September 07

THE HIGH MUSEUM: JAMIE HAYON – TECHNICOLOR

Enter the vibrant world of Technicolor, an immersive installation in the Museum’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing featuring dramatic new works by Jaime Hayon (Spanish, born 1974). Hanging from the ceiling are six large-scale textiles based on designs Hayon created for last summer’s piazza installation Tiovivo (those murals are still on view at the Arts Center […]

September 07

UNIVERSAL & SUBLIME: THE VESSELS OF MAGDALENE ODUNDO

The High Museum of Art is pleased to present an extraordinary group of terracotta vessels and related works by Magdalene Odundo (British, born Kenya, 1950). This exhibition traces the trajectory of Odundo’s work over the course of three decades, from its genesis in the early 1980s through her most recent innovations, including new works created […]

August 24

ANDY WARHOL: PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER AND HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

Andy Warhol harnessed the power of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, death, and disaster to create his iconic Pop Art. The foundation of his revolutionary career lay in printmaking. This retrospective exhibition, encompassing over 250 works on loan from Portland-based collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, establishes Warhol’s innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of […]

July 19

MET OPERA HD ENCORE: CARMEN

Act I Seville. e soldier Don José is in love with Micaëla, a young girl from his village. e beautiful gypsy Carmen tries to irt with him, but he pays no attention to her. When Carmen is arrested for starting a ght with another girl, José is ordered to take her to prison. She entices […]

July 12

MET OPERA HD ENCORE: NABUCCO

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July 09

THE HIGH: ANDY WARHOL: PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER AND HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

Andy Warhol harnessed the power of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, death, and disaster to create his iconic Pop Art. The foundation of his revolutionary career lay in printmaking. This retrospective exhibition, encompassing over 250 works on loan from Portland-based collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, establishes Warhol’s innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of […]

June 28

MET OPERA HD ENCORE: MACBETH

 Star soprano Anna Netrebko created a sensation with her riveting performance as the malevolent Lady Macbeth, the central character in Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy. She is joined by Željko Lučić, who brings dramatic intensity and vocal authority to the title role of the honest general driven to murder and deceit by his ambitious wife. […]

June 21

MET OPERA HD ENCORE: THE PEARL FISHERS

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May 31

THE HIGH: PAINTER & POET: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ASHLEY BRYAN

Artist, author, and educator Ashley Bryan (American, born 1923) says he can’t remember a time when he was not drawing and painting. His unending creative zeal has fueled a long and prolific career. At a young age, Bryan noticed the lack of children’s books with African American characters. Bryan is committed to filling that void […]

May 31

DANIEL ARSHAM: HOURGLASS & HALE WOODRUFF’S MURALS TALLADEGA COLLEGE

Daniel Arsham: Hourglass March 4–May 21, 2017 This exhibition continues artist Daniel Arsham’s (American, born 1980) ongoing project Fictional Archaeologies, in which he creates replicas of everyday objects—such as basketballs and cameras—in precious and semi-precious stones. The objects become fossils, remnants of our present seen through the eyes of a future researcher. Hourglass comprises three […]

May 07

MET OPERA 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA PERFORMANCE

50 Years at Lincoln Center A Gala Celebration SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 On September 16, 1966, the Metropolitan Opera opened its doors for the first time in a new home at Lincoln Center, with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Leontyne Price and Justino Díaz. The New York Times declared the opening of the […]

March 02

THE HIGH: CROSS COUNTRY: THE POWER OF PLACE IN AMERICAN ART

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December 28

PRE & POST OPERA CHATS WITH GAIL, PAUL & MY PARENTS

My AT&T video profile inspired my friend Gail who HATES opera to try opera in hopes that she could see it through my eyes.  By coincidence, we were both in Vienna over the holidays and I already had tickets to Die Zauberflote.  She asked if she and Paul could come and also asked if before […]

December 21

TANTRIS

PERFECTION The term “Tantris” is derived from the Indian Buddhist culture and symbolizes the search for perfection. And a visit to Tantris should be the epitome of perfection. From the seventies-era architecture to the Michelin two-starred cuisine right through to the international selection of wines and the friendly professional service. ENJOYMENT Right from day one, […]

December 08

THE HIGH: THOMAS STRUTH- NATURE & POLITICS

The High is the first museum in the United States to present a new body of work by German photographer Thomas Struth with this major touring exhibition, which features more than 30 works by the renowned artist. Struth is celebrated for his innovations in large-scale color photography. Nature & Politics combines Struth’s varied interests—including cityscapes, architecture, portraits, […]

October 12

THE HIGH: GORDON BAILEY COLLECTION: A CUT ABOVE

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August 15

HIGH MUSEUM: THE RISE OF SNEAKER CULTURE

This exhibition includes 155 sneakers and follows the evolution of the sneaker from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture and marker of masculine identity. Originating at the Bata Shoe Museum, The Rise of Sneaker Culture examines the sneaker’s complex social history and immense […]

HIGH MUSEUM: AFRICAN ART: BUILDING THE COLLECTION