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 19, 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 A Cut Above: Wood Sculpture from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection exhibition will be on display through October 30, 2016. The exhibition celebrates a gift of 47 artworks from collector, scholar and advocate Gordon W. Bailey. It features Elijah Pierce’s Mr. and Mrs. Hank Aaron, which was carved in 1974 to honor Aaron when he broke Babe Ruth’s home run record; life-size animals carved by O.L. Samuels and Raymond Coins; Georgia artist Leroy Almon’s carving tools and teaching tablets, which will be on view alongside his wood bas reliefs; & more.
For a hands-on experience, check out Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon, on display in Sifly Piazza through November 27, 2016. 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) 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 October 9, 2016.
2) While they last, $30 buys two tickets to the High Museum of Art + a $20 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants (Lure, The Original El Taco, South City Kitchens, La Tavola, & more), thanks to a deal on PoshDealz.
3) 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 November 5 & 6, 2016.
4) 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).
5) Sunday, October 23, 2016, is Teacher Appreciation Day at the High Museum of Art. Educators with ID plus a guest will be admitted free.
And mark your calendars for upcoming exhibitions:
- On view October 9, 2016-January 8, 2017: Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett
- On view October 16, 2016-January 8, 2017: Thomas Struth: Nature and Politics
- 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, October 7, 2016: First Fridays. October’s event features ghostly guided tours by Serenbe Playhouse, drop-in art-making with Indie Craft Experience, music by DJ Kermit, drawing in the galleries, & more.
- Sunday, October 9, 2016: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free from noon-5:00 p.m., plus there’ll be special activities & workshops, including Tiovivo-inspired mask-making workshops, African Dance workshops, & more.
- Friday, October 21, 2016: Friday Jazz featuring Scott Glazer’s MOJO DOJO
- Friday, November 4, 2016: First Fridays. November’s event features a performance by Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi, a curator-led Gallery Talk of Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett, drop-in art-making with Indie Craft Experience, & more.
- Friday, November 18, 2016: Friday Jazz featuring Marshall Ruffin
- Saturday & Sunday, November 25 & 26, 2016: Holidays at the High Artisan Market
- 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.
- Friday, December 16, 2016: Friday Jazz featuring Dwight Andrews
The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.