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Dec 072017

If you haven’t been to The High Museum of Art in a while, now’s an awesome time to go. There are quite a few special exhibitions currently on display & coming soon that look like they’re well worth the trip.

I’m looking forward to the Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design exhibition, on view through January 7, 2018. Per the summary: “The High Museum of Art will be the first venue in the United States to present this major touring exhibition, which offers a fresh look at African design through a myriad of diverse works by more than 120 artists. Ranging from playful to provocative to political, the works include sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more.

The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Making Africa focuses on a generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and designers from and within Africa who address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent. The exhibition also illustrates how the artists use their work to effect significant economic, social, and political change.”

While you’re there, you can check out the next part of The High’s series of picture-book art exhibitions: Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan, which will be on view through January 21, 2018. Plus, the A Fire That No Water Could Put Out: Civil Rights Photography exhibition, on display through May 27, 2018, explores the era of Dr. King’s leadership, the year of his death, and contemporary reflections on the Civil Rights Movement’s enduring legacy.

Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night exhibition, on view through March 4, 2018, looks fascinating; the multi-layered photographic project explores the psychological effects of long-term solitary confinement. And through March 18, 2018, you can check out the Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At? exhibition, which features more than 150 sculptures, drawings, and prints drawn from several of the artist’s major series over nearly two decades.

Want to explore the High Museum of Art on the cheap? Take advantage of a discount ticket deal (or, even better, free admission) to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, no coupon code required.

The deals:

1) While they last, $27.25 buys a Family Day Out package, which includes two tickets to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta and High Museum of Art and a $20 gift card to Gordon Biersch, thanks to a deal on PoshDealz.

2) On Second Sundays at The High Museum of Art, museum admission is free from noon-5:00 p.m., and there’ll be special activities & workshops. The next Second Sundays free admission day will take place on December 10, 2017.

3) All active & veteran military personnel as well as one guest will receive free admission to The High Museum of Art & free parking in the Woodruff Arts Center deck with proof of service. Proof of service includes valid military, retiree, military/retiree dependent identification card or a DD Form 214 (Report of Separation).

And mark your calendars for upcoming exhibitions:

  • On view February 17–May 13, 2018: Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age
  • On view November 18, 2018–February 17, 2019: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Want a little something extra while you’re there? Head out for an event at The High, most of which are free with museum admission. Here are a few:

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, such as a ‘Freedom Over Me’ presentation, Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Ashley Bryan story times, & more.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring Brian Hogans.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017: The Art of Gospel Jazz. From noon-5:00 p.m., the Atrium will be filled with the sounds of gospel jazz.
  • December 26-30, 2017: Winter Art Break. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. each day, you can stop by and make a lantern during the hands-on workshop.
  • Friday, January 5, 2018: First Fridays. From 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., there’ll drop-in art-making workshops, holiday karaoke, a photobooth with E.K. Sluder, gallery tours, & more.
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, such as ‘Freedom Over Me’ presentations, Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Ashley Bryan story times, & more.
  • Friday, January 19, 2018: Friday Jazz featuring King Baby.

The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

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