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 on display that look like they’re well worth the trip.
Arbus, Avedon, and Winogrand: Photographs from the Collection will be on view through February 26, 2017, and seeing it is on my to-do list, as it looks fascinating. Per the summary: “Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and Garry Winogrand were innovative photographers of the American social scene in the 1960s and ’70s. All three supported themselves through New York City’s burgeoning print industries in advertising, fashion, and journalism. The breadth of editorial assignments allowed them to plumb personal interests and build distinct, stylistically coherent bodies of work. Arbus focused her penetrating lens on those at the margins of society, Avedon directed his powerful vision to studio portraits of prominent individuals, and Winogrand canvassed the streets to capture candid expressions of anonymous passersby. Together, their work changed the course of modern photography, and through their high-profile shows at The Museum of Modern Art, each built a legacy that has been inspirational to generations of photographers.”
I See A Story: The Art of Eric Carle opened in April. If you think you know his name but you’re not sure, you need to think back to your preschool years: Carle is the creator of children’s books known & loved by many, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug. On view through January 8, 2017, this exhibition is a retrospective, and it features more than 80 of Carle’s signature collages from 16 of his most popular books that span his nearly 50-year career. Bonus: You’ll find copies of Carle’s picture books scattered around the exhibition, giving your preschoolers plenty of things that they *can touch at the museum.
Plus the Thomas Struth: Nature and Politics exhibition will be on display through January 8, 2017. The exhibition features a new body of work by German photographer Thomas Struth, who is known for his innovations in large-scale color photography. The A Conspiracy of Icons: The Art of Donald Locke exhibition, on view through April 24, 2017, highlights Locke’s multicultural exploration through a selection of paintings and sculptures. And you can see the Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett exhibition, on view through January 8, 2017. The exhibition is the first solo and retrospective of his works, including a half-dozen pieces related to his mid-1990s HIV/AIDS diagnosis.
For a hands-on experience, check out Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon, on display in Sifly Piazza, which was extended through March 5, 2017. The large-scale outdoor works are always worth exploring, especially if you have little ones with you.
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.
1) Bank of America cardholders get free admission on the first full weekend of the month, thanks to the Museums on Us program (discount applies to cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will be December 3 & 4, 2016.
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 11, 2016.
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).
4) While they last, $30 buys two tickets to The High Museum of Art + a $20 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants (South City Kitchen, La Tavola, The Original El Taco, & more), thanks to an offer on Poshdealz.
And mark your calendars for upcoming exhibitions:
- On view February 12–May 7, 2017: Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950
- On view April 1, 2017–January 21, 2018: Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan
Want a little something extra while you’re there? Head out for an event at The High. Here are a few:
- Friday, December 2, 2016: First Fridays. December’s event features Howard Finster’s 100th birthday celebration, drop-in art-making with Indie Craft Experience, & more.
- Sunday, December 11, 2016: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free from noon-5:00 p.m., plus there’ll be special activities, an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performance, an LED Light Workshop, more.
- Friday, December 16, 2016: Friday Jazz featuring Dwight Andrews
- December 26-31, 2016: Winter Art Break at The High. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. each day, there’ll be interactive storytimes, art projects, & more. Free with museum admission.
- Friday, January 20, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring The Convergence
The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.