William #Christenberry’s work shares something with the viewer that is difficult to capture - the passing of time. Christenberry systematically photographed the same buildings over the course of many years. Once he had accumulated a critical mass, he would arrange the photographs in grids to illustrate the passage of time and the effects of nature on human-made structures. Here, the grid’s rigid stability stands in contrast to the slow degradation of a roadside shop that succumbed to neglect and eventual collapse once it had outlived its usefulness. William Christenberry: Time & Texture is #onview through April 14, 2019. . . . . #highmuseum#artexhibition#photography#photographyexhibition#williamchristenberry
Calling all teens! Join us this Friday night for an evening of art-making, music, and mingling! #TeenFriHIGHday happens the second Friday of every month. In the galleries, join the Teen Team for Art Talks Back, a lively gallery discussion that focuses on current issues and topics with Carlton Mackey, Director of Emory University's Ethics & the Arts program. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #highmuseum#teennight#teenart#teenteam#artexhibition#highmuseumofart
One of Africa’s most compelling contemporary artists, El Anatsui, produces works that aesthetically and conceptually resonate with ancient African forms. In 1999, the Nigerian-based artist began a series of works he termed “metal cloth” sculptures. He joined bits of aluminum from the necks and tops of discarded local liquor bottles to form a glittering textile that recalls the 1,000-year-old tradition of strip-woven cloth made by men in West Africa. Taago (2006) by Anatsui is #onview in our African Art collection now. #highmuseum#africanart
Do you know the story of how the Woodruff Arts Center came to be? This sculpture, The Shade by Auguste Rodin, pays tribute to our tragic beginnings. The sculpture was donated by France in 1968 as a memorial to honor the 122 members and friends from Atlanta who died in a plane crash in 1962. The Woodruff Arts Center, opened in 1968, stands as a memorial honoring the art patrons that lost their lives. . . . . . .
Want to learn more about a specific piece of work in our galleries? Conversation Pieces happens every month and takes an in-depth look at a certain work. December’s conversation features "Velvet Bed" (1988) by Rona Pondick. Meet us in the museum lobby at 12 noon tomorrow to join the conversation! One work, thirty minutes, deep conversations and discoveries.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #highmuseum#conversation#arttalk#gallery#artconversation#artmuseum#artdiscussion