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Jan 132017

tiovivo high atlIf 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 February 12, 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.

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’ll find five images making up the Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit on view outside of the Greene Family Learning Gallery through March 12, 2017.

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.

The deals:

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 February 4 & 5, 2017.

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 February 12, 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 January 21–May 7, 2017: Hale Woodruff’s Talladega Murals
  • On view February 12–May 7, 2017: Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950
  • On view March 4–May 21, 2017: Daniel Arsham: Hourglass
  • On view March 4–June 11, 2017: The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh
  • 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:

  • Sunday, January 15, 2017: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., there’ll be art-making workshops, civil rights storytimes, & a screening of Mighty Times: The Children’s March. Free with museum admission.
  • Friday, January 20, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring The Convergence
  • Friday, February 3, 2017: First Fridays. During February’s event, there’ll be a drop-in snow globe workshop, a performance by Atlanta Funk Society, drawing in the galleries, & more.
  • Friday, February 17, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring Beverly Watkins
  • Friday, March 3, 2017: First Fridays. During March’s event, there’ll a drop-in art-making workshops, Talk A Curatorial Conversation on Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art (1915–1950), drawing in the galleries, & more.
  • Friday, March 17, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring David Potter
  • li>April 1-2 & 7-8, 2017: Studio Spring Break at The High. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. each day, there’ll be art-making workshops & more featuring a “Build It” theme. Free with museum admission.

  • Friday, April 21, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring Jason Collier

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski