Category Archives: ADULT OUTREACH

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: 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: 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: 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]