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    Sublime Sound: Janet Cardiff at the High

    Janet Cardiff’s The Forty Part Motet (A reworking of “Spem in Alium” by Thomas Tallis 1573) is oftentimes described as an artwork that brings its audience to transcendence and tears.1 The 40-channel sound installation, originally produced in 2001,...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Michael Shapiro, photographed by Chip Simone.
    Michael Shapiro to Leave High’s Top Post Next Summer

    High Museum director Michael Shapiro will step down from his post when his contract ends on July 31, 2015. According to the press release, “Shapiro plans to remain active in the art world through his board work...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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    The High Receives $2.5 Million For Folk Art

    The future of the High Museum of Art’s folk art department has been in question since the departure in 2013 of curator Susan Crawley, but it’s looking brighter. Today the museum announced a $2.5-million gift from board...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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    Design: From Basic Needs to Dream Cars

    The Museum District on Peachtree Street offers a brilliant complement of design exhibitions right now: Design for Social Impact at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) and Dream Cars Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas at the High Museum...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 2010; stainless steel, approximately 10 by 10 by 2 feet. High Museum of Art.
    Permanent Residents: Anish Kapoor at the High Museum

    When I first experienced the work of Anish Kapoor, I was in Chicago visiting Millennium Park. On my first encounter, I was amazed by its massive size, and enamored with its fluid curves and reflective surface. After...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Radcliffe Bailey, En Route, 2005; photograph on Plexiglas, coconut palms, felt, acrylic, and wood, 68 by 68 by 5.5 inches.
    Permanent Residents: David C. Driskell at the High, Building on a Name

    In debates over the design and architecture of today’s museum, the majority of attention has been focused on the physical aspects of the museum space—the progression of the galleries, for example, or the building’s impact on the...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Anthropomorphic power figure, nkisi nkondi, Kongo peoples, Boma, Lower Congo, DRC, 19th century. Wood, cotton, iron, vegetal fiber, pigment, glass.
    How to Write Exhibition Preview Announcements in 2014, or, Thinking About “Dream Cars” and “Kongo Across the Waters”

    In 2010, I wrote an essay titled “How to Write Art Criticism in 2010” (I had thought it was titled “How to Write Art Criticism in the 21st Century” but apparently I was more modest in my...

    • Posted May 20, 2014
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    Summer Houses on the High’s Piazza

    A cluster of house frames will soon populate the High Museum’s piazza as the first in a series of projects commissioned for a two-year initiative to further develop its outdoor space. The installation, titled Mi Casa, Your...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Julie Mehretu: The Contemporary Sublime

       On Monday, April 21 at 7pm, Ethiopian-born New York artist Julie Mehretu will speak at the Alliance Theater (click here for ticket information). Maggie Davis recently spoke to the artist about the complex meanings of her densely rendered, architecturally...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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  • Opening of "Drawing Inside the Perimeter," with HENSE’s wall installation, High Museum of Art.  (Photo: Anthony Mangle)
    High Receives Funds for Another “Drawing Inside the Perimeter” Exhibition

    The High’s popular “Drawing Inside the Perimeter,” the most community-embracing show the museum has mounted in a long time, will not go down in history as a one-off gesture of goodwill thanks to a major grant from...

    • Posted January 6, 2014
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  • Reality’s Bite: Dutch Masters at the High Museum

    How the Dutch masters used realism to help a global empire create a story about itself and its place in history.

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Opening night of Rashid Johnson: Message To Our Folks, Rashid Johnson in center, photo by Orlando V. Thompson II.
    Art News Wrap Up: June 2013

    Atlanta art events from the past month. Goodbye June...Hello July!

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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  • Rashid Johnson, The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Emmett), 2008, Lambda print, 48 1/2 x 73 inches, Collection of Elliot and Kimberly Perry, Memphis, image courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    At Home in Abstraction: Interview with Rashid Johnson

    "—the physical relationship that I have with the objects that I’m producing right now, and being able to use my body as a tool."

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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