Category Archives: LECTURES

March 27

PETER HASSRICK: THE LAST OF THE BUFFALO

THURSDAY, MARCH 27 @ 7PM THE HIGH MUSUEM RICH THEATRE   The artist George Catlin feared that the bison that ranged in the millions might be exploited and that the Plains Indians who depended on them could be decimated as a result.  His apprehension was perceptive.  Many artists played roles in telling the story of […]

March 06

CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: ABELARDO MORELL

The High presents an evening with photographer Abelardo Morell. The Cuban-born photographer will discuss the trajectory of his career, beginning with early photographs of his children to innovative explorations with the mesmerizing principles of optics. Having explored a variety of experimental techniques, including the tent-camera and the camera obscura, Morell combines his artistic perspective with […]

January 22

CONJURING BEARDEN: RICHARD J. POWELL

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 7:30PM-8:30PM MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM RECEPTION HALL LEVEL THREE The idea of the conjurer – someone who, through a combination of spiritual interventions, psychology, and herbalism, transforms the world – was a recurring theme in the work of artist Romare Bearden (1912-1988).  “A conjur woman,” wrote Bearden, “was an important figure […]

October 24

PAULA DIETZ: TIME AND TIMELESSNESS IN THE TUILLERIES GARDEN

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART OCTOBER 24, 2013 6:00PM Paula Deitz, Editor of the Hudson Review, is a writer and cultural critic in the fields of art, architecture, and landscape design. Deitz contributed an illuminating essay for The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden exhibition catalogue on her early days as a student and of the Tuileries as […]

October 17

ACP LECTURE SERIES: DEBORAH WILLIS. PH.D. – REFRAMING “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL” CONVERSATION WITH THE CURATOR

OCTOBER 17 SPELMAN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF FINE ART 7PM Deborah Willis, Ph.D. is one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography and curators of African American culture. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an […]

October 03

ACP LECTURE SERIES: ALISON WRIGHT

OCTOBER 3, 2013 PACE ACADEMY AUDITORIUM 7 PM – 8:30 PM Journey around the world with National Geographic photographer, Alison Wright, as she captures the universal human spirit through her photographs. Ms. Wright, a New York based documentary photographer, has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. A recipient […]

September 26

ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY: NICHOLAS NIXON

Lecture: Thu, Sep 26, 7pm – 9pm Since the 1970’s, Boston-based photographer Nicholas Nixon (born Detroit, 1947) has practiced large format portraiture and documentary photography, forging a rich and varied body of work celebrated for its humanistic approach and meticulous detail and its exploration of the familiar and impermanent. J Nixon’s best-known series, “The Brown Sisters” is […]

June 10

ANDRE LEON TALLEY- LITTLE BLACK DRESS

JUNE 10, 2013 @ 7 PM BARNES & NOBLE UNION SQUARE, NYC Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Little Black Dress. The book reviews the history of the wardrobe staple, featuring versions by designers as diverse as Coco Chanel, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and Yves Saint Laurent. POSSE PHOTOS:

June 09

BLACK MUSIC MONTH LIVE: LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

JUNE 9, 2013 @ 4:00 PM MAC STORE SOHO, NYC The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Brownlee inspires audiences with the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice. He is a star on the international scene and has performed recitals all over the world. This season, with the help […]

April 18

INSIDE THE STUDIO OF DIEGO RIVERA

APRIL 18, 2013 @ 7 PM HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, ATLANTA, GA From 1934 to 1940, Frida and Diego lived in an avant-garde complex designed by their friend, the architect and painter, Juan O’Gorman. The innovative abode included not one, but two houses, one for each of the artists and was a sanctuary for the […]

March 14

FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA: BETWEEN TRADITION AND THE AVANT-GARDE

MARCH 14, 2013 @  7 PM HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, ATLANTA, GA Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera balanced between the worlds of art in the revolutionary Mexican context and the international avant-garde. Join Latino Studies expert and Tufts University professor, Adriana Zavala, as she examines the evolution of both artists’ painting styles and their complex […]

February 23

VIVA LA VIDA: THE ART OF FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA

FEBRUARY 23, 2013 @  7PM HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, ATLANTA, GA Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera each achieved international recognition in the history of modern art. Rarely, however, have their paintings been considered in relation to each another, largely due to the view that they worked in very different styles and with separate intentions. In […]

January 10

CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: GLENN LIGON

JANUARY 10, 2013 @ 7 PM HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, ATLANTA, GA Glenn Ligon is known for his resonant works that explore issues of race, sexuality, representation, and language. Both as a source of imagery and a means of addressing the politics of representation, he frequently incorporates evocative quotations from culturally charged and historically relevant […]