Category Archives: LECTURES

February 01

PORGY & BESS PRIVATE LECTURE BY WILL BERGER

Will Berger, esteemed author, radio host, commentator and hosted a private lecture for KAOP on the history and significance of Porgy & Bess prior to the historic Met Opera Live in HD Worldwide Broadcast. Porgy & Bess has nor been performed at The Metropolitan Opera in 25 years. According to the Gershwin Estate, Porgy & […]

June 12

ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME: RE-WRITING HISTORY EXHIBITION BY FABIOLA JEAN-LOUIS

Re-Writing History is an evolving series of photographs and sculptural paper constructions by Fabiola Jean-Louis that re-envisions the past in light of the racial strife of the present, and alludes to the absence of black women in historical narratives. By situating women of color in unexpected period settings, Jean-Louis questions their absence and reflects on how […]

June 12

ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME: VISUAL ACTIVISM & WOMEN IN THE ARTS- ARTIST TALK

Artists Fabiola Jean-Louis, Vanessa German, and Ayana V. Jacksondiscuss visual activism, and the role of history and identity in their work. Moderated by Elia Alba. Join us as these three artists discuss the common themes and overlapping narratives in their work. Through photography, multi-media installations, sculpture, and film, they explore historical and contemporary social issues: […]

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 […]

September 14

ART PAPERS LIVE: Zanele Muholi in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi, will be in conversation with Renée Mussai, curator of Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. A book signing and reception follow. VIDEOS: PHOTOS:      

March 02

JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

The Junior Mensa Honor Society (JMHS) is open to Young Mensans in grades 5–9. The ideals of the Mensa Honor Society are integrity, intellectual curiosity, academic commitment and service. In keeping with the purposes of Mensa, the objectives of the Mensa Honor Society are to: Recognize the achievements of Young Mensans who take active roles […]

February 09

HIGH MUSEUM: TALK WITH ROBERT STORR: AL TAYLOR

You’re invited to a special evening with world-renowned artist, critic, and curator Robert Storr. Storr will explore how artist Al Taylor, who was trained as a painter, worked between media, producing drawings that would form the basis for assemblages, which in turn would generate new explorations on paper. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.high.org POSSE VIDEOS:   […]

January 25

SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART: DEBORAH ROBERTS: THE EVOLUTION OF MIMI ARTIST CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR ANDREA BARNWELL BROWNLEE

Deborah Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability, body image, popular culture, self-image, and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. Combining found photographs, painting, and drawing, she examines the weight that society places on Black girls. “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi,” an original exhibition organized by the Spelman College Museum […]

December 01

Conversation with Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright, moderated by Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

Don’t miss this special evening inspired by the High’s exhibition “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography. Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright will discuss how they have documented their experiences with the civil rights movement through photography. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will moderate the conversation. Dr. Doris Derby is an […]

November 29

PACE: ALISON WRIGHT- HUMAN TRIBE LECTURE

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November 29

ALISON WRIGHT: HUMAN TRIBE

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September 25

THE HIGH: Margaret and Terry Stent Distinguished Lecture in American Art: Elizabeth “Betsy” Broun

Join Elizabeth “Betsy” Broun for her talk “The Promise of America: The High’s American Art Collection though the Lens of History.” Broun will examine a piece of artwork from the High’s American art collection for each decade of the nineteenth century and show how it captures what was happening in the country at that time. […]

June 27

THE HIGH: ERIC SHINER ON ANDY WARHOL

Join Eric Shiner, who has been called “the greatest Warhol expert on the planet,” as he explores Andy Warhol’s printmaking and screenprinting as well as his legendary Factory studio and fascination with the commodification of celebrity. Shiner is the former director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and is currently the senior vice president […]

June 25

CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: MAGDALENE ODUNDO

Join us for a conversation between premier ceramicist Magdalene Odundo; Carol Thompson, the High’s Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art; and Michael Rooks, the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Odundo will discuss her artistic techniques, including hand coiling, as well as African ceramic traditions and her wide-ranging influences, from ancient […]

March 17

NBAF: ARTIST TALK: PAUL BENJAMIN & AYANA V. JACKSON AT THE ARNIKA DAWNS GALLERY

FA+F Artists In Conversation By National Black Arts Festival FRIDAY, MARCH 17 20176:00 PM — 8:00 PM ABOUT NBAF and Arnika Dawkins Gallery host “A Conversation with Artists”, Ayana V. Jackson and Paul Stephen Benjamin.  NBAF’s Fine Art+Fashion 2017 Visual Artists Awardees. Ayana V. Jackson is a critically acclaimed international artist whose work seeks to crystallize the experience of contemporary Africa […]

December 11

MASON FINE ART: FABIAN WILLIAMS: A SHOW OF WIT & SMART ASSERY ARTIST TALK

Artist Talk with Fabian aka #OccasionalSuperstar ☞{S🔺🔻E THE D🔺TE}☚ DEC. 11 from 1-4pm POSSE VIDEOS:   POSSE PHOTOS:

October 20

WHY “DIVERSITY” IS NOT ENOUGH IN THE AGE OF INEQUALITY – KHALIL GIBRAN MUHAMMAD- HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL

Dr. Khalil Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a leading scholar on matters of race, social justice, and opportunity. Dr. Muhammad will be offering workshops for parents on how to address these issues with students. POSSE PHOTOS:  

October 19

SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART: AFRICA FORECAST: FASHIONING CONTEMPORARY LIFE OPENING LECTURE

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May 12

HIGH MUSEUM FCMA- FRANKLIN SIRMANS

Newly appointed director of the Perez Museum and 2007 Driskell Prize winner Franklin Sirmans will lecture on American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and the psychological and spiritual terrain of the American south. POSSE PHOTOS:

May 05

THE HIGH: TALK ON IRIS VAN HERPEN BY VALERIE STEELE

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February 23

FCA- THE HIGH: MICHAEL ROOKS & DIETER BUCHHART- JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS

Michael Rooks and guest curator Dieter Buchhart take the FCA for a private tour and discussion of “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” before it opens to the public. POSSE PHOTOS:

February 21

THE BREMAN- BEARING WITNESS: MARIELLA CREA

Mariella Crea’s courageous French family rescued Jews who were being transported to concentration camps by train. They risked their lives to feed, hide, and smuggle them to the safety of Switzerland. Hear Mariella’s recount of her family’s acts of bravery at the Breman’s Bearing Witness, Feb. 21, 2016. POSSE PHOTOS:  

January 15

MMH: JANICE Y.K. LEE- THE EXPATRIATES

In 2009, Janice Y. K. Lee burst onto the literary scene with her New York Times bestselling debut, The Piano Teacher. Now, Lee returns with The Expatriates, a stunning novel that explores the emotions, identities, and relationships of three American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong. Mercy, a recent Columbia graduate without a safety […]

October 14

THE HIGH: MAGICAL RADIANCE AND IMPERIAL SPLENDOR WITH DR. SABINE HAAG

You’re invited for a delightful evening with Dr. Sabine Haag, General Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Dr. Haag will share stories about the fascinating Masterpieces of the Kunstkammer Vienna. POSSE PHOTOS:

September 09

PBA30: IL VOLO MEET & GREET

Alicia Steele, PBA’s Emmy award winning host of This is Atlanta, will introduce IL VOLO and interview the group.   Members of the operatic pop trio IL VOLO include Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto (tenors), and Gianluca Ginoble (baritone). Guests will have an opportunity to meet the guys, have a photo taken by a professional photographer, and enjoy the company of Cornerstone […]

September 03

THE HIGH: SEEK ATL WITH MICHAEL ROOKS, BRENDAN CARROLL AND BEN STEELE

Join Michael Rooks and Sprawl! artists Brendan Carroll and Ben Steele at the Hill Auditorium for a conversation about the Atlanta art scene and the delicate art of the studio visit.  Steele and Carroll are members of SeekATL, an organization that provides to the public an opportunity to participate in the often anxiety-provoking artist studio visit which is […]

June 19

THE HIGH: CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: ALEX KATZ

THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART ATLANTA THURSDAY, JUNE 18 7PM RICH THEATRE Alex Katz (born Brooklyn, N.Y., 1927) is represented in more than 100 museums worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; […]

June 06

LUCINDA’S WORLD PART III ARTIST TALK: WEATHERED CHROMES

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May 20

PETER COPPING AT SCADSHOW

Join Peter Copping, the first creative director of Oscar de la Renta, for an exclusive conversation about the brand’s future. Prior to his role at Oscar de la Renta, Copping was a director at numerous leading fashion houses including Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel and Louis Vuitton. Most recently he was artistic director of Nina Ricci. […]

May 03

THE BREMEN MUSEUM: BEARING WITNESS: PENINA BOWMAN

Penina Bowman is an Auschwitz Survivor from Romania who married an American GI. Her handmade wedding dress is currently on display at in The Breman’s Absence of Humanity Exhibition. Free Admission to the 2014-2015 Bearing Witness Series is provided through a generous gift from The Sara Giles Moore Foundation. VIDEO: POSSE PHOTOS:

February 13

THE HIGH: CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FEATURING FAHAMU PECOU & JOSE PARLA

Join leading contemporary American artists – Brooklyn-based José Parlá and Atlanta-based Fahamu Pecou – as they examine Wifredo Lam’s artistic legacy through works that explore their own personal reflections on Lam’s involvement with the Surrealist and Négritude movements, his fusion of African-inspired imagery with that of the natural world, and the influence of the Santeria […]

February 12

LUCINDA’S WORLD PART II: A COLLECTION OF COLLECTIONS

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, February 12, 7pm *with Brett Abbott, Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art Curated by Marianne Lambert The Swan Coach House Gallery and the Forward Arts Foundation are pleased to present Lucinda’s World, Part 2: A Collection of Collectionswhich will open on January 15 and run […]

January 15

THE HIGH: DAVID DRISKELL PRIZE- LYLE ASHTON HARRIS

The High Museum Hill Auditorium 7PM Join the 2014 David C. Driskell Prize winner, Lyle Ashton Harris as he discusses, his work and career. Known for his self-portraits and use of pop culture icons (such as Billie Holiday, Michael Jackson and Zinedine Zidane), Lyle Ashton Harris creates work in photographic media, collage, installation and performance to […]

January 04

THE BREMAN JEWISH MUSEUM: BEARING WITNESS: HENRY FRIEDMAN

Henry Friedman is a Holocaust Survivor from Hungary and survivor of a firing squad. He attributes his remarkable triumph over the atrocities of war to the protection of his grandmother’s blessing. PHOTOS:    

November 13

THE HIGH: NAVIGATING THE AVANT-GARDE- JEWISH ARTISTS IN PARIS 1905-1945

Dr. Kenneth Silver, New York University professor, Adjunct Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum, and author of The Circle of Montparnasse:Jewish Artists in Paris 1905–1945, will discuss the rich and complex history of Jewish artists in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. POSSE PHOTOS:  

November 06

Cézanne: A Curatorial Perspective

Join us for a special evening with David Brenneman, the High’s Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art; Stephanie Heydt, Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art; and Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as they discuss Cézanne, his legacy, and his impact […]

October 15

ACP LECTURE SERIES: KAHN & SELESNICK

Savannah College of Art & Design Featuring work by: Nicholas Kahn, Richard Selesnick Lecture: Wed, Oct 15, 7pm – 8:30pm Through photographs made at the crossroads of past & future, the collaborative artistic duo Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick speculatively explore time’s breadth; from a decidedly old-West-feeling future, to an expertly imagined, science-fiction past.  Kahn & Selesnick […]

October 11

NYC OPERA TRIP FALL 2014- MET OPERA: MACBETH TALK WITH WILLIAM BERGER

Judith arranged a Macbeth talk with Met Opera Radio and Sirius XM broadcast host and commentator Will Berger.    He is also a regular host for New York Public Radio’s Overnight Music and WNYC radio.  Will writes all the commentaries heard during entractes of historical broadcasts and is often the moderator of  the Met Opera Quiz.  Will […]

July 20

NBAF: A MASTER CLASS WITH HAROLYN BLACKWELL

NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS A MASTER CLASS WITH HAROLYN BLACKWELL INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, VENETIAN BALLROOM, ATLANTA, GA JULY 20, 2014 @ 12:00PM NOON Soprano Harolyn Blackwell is recognized for her expressive and exuberant performances, with a career that has spanned opera, concert and recital stages around the world. Following college, the Washington, D.C. native began […]

April 21

CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: JULIE MEHRETU

Join MacArthur Foundation Award–winning artist Julie Mehretu as she discusses her career and work, including the High Museum of Art’s recent acquisition, Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts): Part II (2012). Mehretu, whose work is known for its dynamic formal complexity and multi-layered imagery, is interested in how the architecture of the public square, a site of […]