ARTSpeak: Carol Thompson on the High Museum’s African Art Collection

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From the Symmetry/Asymmetry: African Textiles, Dress, and Adornment exhibition on view at the High Museum of Art through August 25, 2013. Photo by Mike Jensen.

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Radio Version: Click the player above to listen to today’s broadcast on AM1690, or download the MP3.

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Episode 80: This week Claire Maxwell speaks with Carol Thompson, the Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum. She discusses her background in art and past curatorial jobs such as her position as Associate Curator and Curator for Education at the Museum of African Art in New York. She talks about the High’s permanent collection and how people can become involved in developing it through Friends of the Collection as well as the current exhibition, Symmetry/Asymmetry: African Textiles, Dress, and Adornment on view through August 25, 2013.


Special thanks to AM1690, The Voice of the Arts, our partners in producing ARTSpeak with BURNAWAY. The radio program broadcasts over the airwaves every Tuesday in two rotations, 8-8:30AM and 6-6:30PM.

This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.