ARTSpeak: Michael Rooks on the High Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Art Collection

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Rashid Johnson, “Self Portrait Laying on Jack Johnson’s Grave,” 2006. Lambda print. Courtesy of the artist and the High Museum of Art.

Georgia Museum of Art

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Episode 81: This week Claire Maxwell speaks with Michael Rooks, the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum. He discusses the High Museum’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art and how the collection has developed and grown during his time as curator. He also talks about the upcoming exhibitions Drawing Inside The Perimeter and Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks.


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.