For #MLKDay we honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 💙⠀ ⠀ Morton Broffman, "Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers, Montgomery, Alabama," 1965.⠀ ⠀ With over three hundred works, the High holds one of the country’s most significant collections of photographs documenting the civil rights movement. #civilrights#photography
Did you know that #JosephCornell and #YayoiKusama formed a close bond during Kusama’s time in New York? Cornell became taken with Kusama, calling her several times a day. Kusama has described their relationship as passionate yet platonic.⠀ ⠀ We are excited to share Cornell's rarely-seen work tonight in our Film Love Retrospective Series.⠀ ⠀ The Cinema of Joseph Cornell is a Film Love event, curated by Andy Ditzler. The Film Love series provides access to great but rarely screened films, especially important works unavailable on consumer video. Don’t miss out as the High and Film Love kick off a retrospective series at 7 p.m. tonight!
It is #NationalHatDay! Is there any accessory as timeless as the hat? We are celebrating in our galleries with Portrait of a Young Boy Wearing a Straw Hat (1890-1895) by Henri Jean Guillaume Martin located on the second level of our Stent Family Wing. Martin executed this portrait of an anonymous boy with small, discrete brush strokes in the early 1890s. Martin managed to capture the bleaching effect of the strong, out-of-doors sunlight, which just barely touches the boy’s chin. . . . . #highmuseum#europeanart#pointillism
Happy Birthday to John Singer Sargent, #bornonthisday in 1856. ⠀ ⠀ A leading expatriate figure painter of the late 1800s, John Singer Sargent was still a student when he produced this vibrant work. He traveled to Holland to study portraits by Dutch master Frans Hals. Grains of sand embedded in its surface suggest that Sargent executed the painting on the spot at a Dutch beach resort. The small, vivid sketch of Sargent’s cousin Ralph Curtis in repose—so different in spirit from the full-length formal portraits for which he is best known—represents one of the artist’s favorite themes: casual portraits of friends and family painted en plein air. Portrait of Ralph Curtis on the Beach at Scheveningen (1880) is #onview on the third level of our Stent Family Wing. ⠀ #highmuseum
We’ve had some amazing artists contribute to our community tree located in the Greene Family Learning Gallery. Swipe to see a few up close. Our tree is dropping its leaves today and getting a fresh start for the weekend! Join us on #SecondSunday for #free admission and special family-friendly programming for everyone. While you’re here, help us fill our community tree with our next project! . . #highmuseum#familyart#interactiveart#atlantaevents
Want more Yayoi #Kusama in your life? We’ve got you covered this week! ⠀ ⠀ For those who got tickets, we're hosting a screening of Kusama - Infinity tonight, the movie the New York Times says provides “ample, illuminating access to an artist’s way of thinking and working.” If you missed tickets this time, make sure to get tickets for the next screening on February 13! ⠀ ⠀ On Saturday 1/12, bring the whole family to the High for a full day of Yayoi Kusama–inspired programs with Ellen Weinstein, the award-winning illustrator of Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #highmuseum#infinitekusama#yayoikusama#infinitymirrors#kusamainfinity#kusamafilm#atlantaevents#highmuseumofart