Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happenings at the High

Thursday, April 3 through Sunday, April 6
The Italian Film Festival at the High is presented in conjunction with the Miami-based Italian Film Festival. Through this partnership, Atlanta audiences will be able to get a taste of some of the newest and best-received films coming out of Italy right now. For additional information including film descriptions and running times please visit

Italian Film Festival Schedule:

“The Days of Abandonment,” Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
“One of Two,” Friday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.
“Manual of Love 2,” Friday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m.
“Sorry You Can’t Get Through,” Saturday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m.
“The Fever,” Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m.
“What Will Become of Us,” Sunday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m.
“Letters from the Sahara,” Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.

All films are screened in the Richard H. Rich Theatre, located in the Memorial Arts Building, adjacent to the High at Peachtree and 15th Streets in midtown Atlanta. All Italian Film Festival features are in Italian with English subtitles. For in-depth film series descriptions, click here, visit, or call the films hotline at 404-733-4570. The Italian Film Festival at the High Museum of Art is presented in conjunction with the Miami-based Italian Film Festival. 35mm projection facilities in the Rich Auditorium were provided by a gift from George Lefont. All programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Special Ticketing for Italian Film Festival
Additional information can be found at Tickets for each film during this special event are $10 general admission; $8 students, seniors and Museum members, including Patron-level members. 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.

ART IN THE CITY: Thursday Nights at the High
Thursday, April 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
On April 3, enjoy a Masterpiece of the Month lecture on “Paternity Test,” a work currently on view in the “TRANSactions” exhibition (details below). The Museum offers extended hours every Thursday until 8 p.m. This is a great way to see special exhibitions and avoid the weekend crowds. Free with Museum admission and free to members.

LECTURE: Masterpiece of the Month: “Paternity Test” by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.; Wieland Pavilion, second floor
Jeffrey Grove, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, discusses Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's “Paternity Test,” a visually stunning piece that superimposes the dynamics of art, science, and cultural identity. Free with Museum admission and free to members.

Saturday, April 5
On the first Saturday of every month, the High Museum of Art welcomes Fulton County residents to the Museum for free. Fulton County residents who show proof of residency may view our current exhibitions as well as the Permanent Collection. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts Council.

SAVE THE DATE: Studio Spring Break: West African Drums
April 8 – 13, 1 to 4 p.m.; Greene Family Education Center
Over your spring break, drop by the Greene Family Education Center and create your own drum out of found materials inspired by the exhibition “Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art: Featuring the Bernard and Patricia Wagner Collection.” Free with Museum admission and free to members.
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