Sunday, February 10, 2008

SHOW US YOUR DRAWERS! Be a part of the High’s latest commission

Tejo Remy Drawer Project: If you’re into recycling, conservation, or reusing old things, and if you’ve ever wanted something of your own displayed in a museum, here’s your chance. The High has commissioned Dutch designer Tejo Remy to create a special permanent piece for our decorative art collection—and the city of Atlanta. The piece is a unique chest of drawers, stacked together irregularly and held together with a furniture movers’ strap. In order to complete the chest, we need your drawers! 20 drawers will be chosen for use in the final piece. Submission Deadline: February 15, 2008. For details and guidelines, please click here.

Friday, February 15, 5 to 10 p.m.

The High welcomes drummer Winard Harper for February’s Friday Jazz. Harper is known for bringing jazz alive for audiences of all ages and cultures, combining charisma with superb musicianship for his performances. Held on the third Friday of every month, Friday Jazz includes live musical performances in the Robinson Atrium of the Stent Family Wing, art-making activities in the Greene Family Education Center and gallery tours. During Friday Jazz, a live model—in costume—will be positioned in the galleries for patrons and visitors to see and capture with pencil and paper. The model will be positioned for short-term poses, ideal for gesture drawing and quick sketches. Pencils, paper and drawing boards will be provided. Free with Museum admission. Food and drink available for purchase. The media partner for Friday Jazz is WJZZ Smooth Jazz 107.5. Tickets: $18 general admission; free for members.

TRUNK SHOW: Marci Fried
Friday, February 15, Main Museum Shop

Artisan in Residence Marci Fried will be showcasing her new spring collection partly inspired by the works of Georgia O'Keeffe. Pieces are handcrafted using semi-precious stones, vintage jewelry, pendants, charms, vintage findings and fresh water pearls.

Panel Discussion and Book-signing: A Conversation with “David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar” Saturday, February 16, 2 p.m. Hill Auditorium

Artist, educator, historian, curator, and humanitarian, David Driskell will talk with Michael Harris, curator of African American art, and Julie McGee, author of “David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar.” They will discuss Driskell’s southern upbringing, his education in Washington, D.C., at Howard and Catholic Universities, and the many people with whom his life has intersected, including artists Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence—all of which helped to set the stage for Driskell’s remarkably productive and influential life. In 2000, he was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal from former President Bill Clinton. One year later, the University of Maryland, College Park, established the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora. The High Museum of Art also presents a prize awarded annually, The David Driskell prize, that recognizes an individual in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African American art and art history. Free with museum admission and free to members

FILM SERIES: Films from the Arab World Continues Saturday, February 16
Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m.

In February the High presents five films representing the Middle East as part of “Films from the Arab World” from February 2 through 23. The films explore difficult relationships and changing social mores in the 21st century, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and post-9/11 attitudes in America. The festival continues on February 16 with “Bab'Aziz-The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul,” Tunisian director Nacer Khemir's enchanting film that weaves elements of Sufism into a beautiful story of yearning and belonging.

“Bab'Aziz-The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul,” Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m.
In Arabic with subtitles.

All films are screened at 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Richard H. Rich Theatre, located in the Memorial Arts Building, adjacent to the High at Peachtree and 15th Streets in midtown Atlanta. For in-depth film series descriptions, click here or call the films hotline at 404-733-4570.

Films from the Arab World is made possible with support from the Alif Institute and the Swedish Film Institute. 35mm projection facilities in the Rich Auditorium were provided by a gift from George Lefont. All programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Tickets: $5 for the public and $4 for Museum members, students and seniors. Patron-level members enter free. Tickets can be purchased in advance by going online at, visiting the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Phone and internet orders will incur a service fee of $1.00 per ticket.

SAVE THE DATE: Target Free Family Fun Day: Sunday, February 24, 12 to 5 p.m.
For details, please click here

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Midtown Atlanta
MARTA: Arts Center

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