We are excited to announce an online ticket sale on February 5 at 10 a.m. for the last week of Infinity Mirrors! Mark your calendars to get tickets for February 11-17 at high.org. ✨Please note that the last day for walk up tickets will be on Sunday, February 10✨
Tickets are $29 for ages 6 and above and $5 for ages 5 and under. We will offer $175 VIP tickets (special viewing hours and an exhibition catalogue) from 6-10 p.m. on February 12-17.
In the event of a closure due to inclement weather from February 11–17, refunds will be issued to the original ticket purchaser. . . . . 📸: @lukesbeard
Talk about a statement piece! This sofa is one of manufacturer Herman Miller’s most famous pieces. Iconic designer George Nelson and Irving Harper, a young designer working in Nelson’s firm, were approached by an inventor with a durable and inexpensively produced plastic disc cushion. The designers arranged eighteen discs on a steel frame, and the Marshmallow sofa was born. The inventor’s cushions turned out to be impractical, but Nelson and Harper were intrigued by the design and Herman Miller decided to manufacture the sofa in 1956, describing it in the catalogue: “Despite its astonishing appearance, this piece is very comfortable.” Only a few hundred were made before it was discontinued in 1965. Marshmallow Sofa (1956) is #onview in our Modern & Contemporary Art gallery now. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📸: @melissalime27 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #highmuseum#modernart#contemporaryart#hermanmiller#georgenelson#irvingharper
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