Thursday, June 19, 2008

High Museum of Art Upcoming Events

The High Museum of Art is closed on Friday, July 4.

REMINDER: PANEL DISCUSSION: Memories from the Movement
Saturday, June 28, 2 p.m., Rich Theatre
Join Civil Rights heroes including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, activist Dorothy Cotton, introduced by High Curator Julian Cox for an afternoon of remembrances and dialogue around the contributions of the courageous champions of justice who struggled to make equality a reality for all. The panelists will reflect on their experiences in the Civil Rights movement in light of the High’s current exhibition “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968.” The discussion will be moderated by Alexis Scott, journalist and publisher of the “Atlanta Daily World,” the city's first black-owned daily newspaper. This program is free and seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000 and online at Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.

FILM AND DISCUSSION: “Voices of Freedom”
Sunday, June 29, 3 p.m., Hill Auditorium
America’s civil rights movement found its strength in the people who took to the streets to support it. “Voices of Freedom” re-visits several key events and places shaped by America’s great nonviolent revolution. This 20 minute video was filmed, edited, and produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Neal Broffman, son of the late Morton Broffman whose photographs are included in the exhibition “Road to Freedom.” The film will be followed by a discussion with Julian Cox, curator of “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956 – 1968,” and a Q&A. Free with Museum admission and free to Members.

Talk and Talk Back: Gallery Talk with Sam Mahone
Thursday, July 3, 6:30 p.m.; Wieland Pavilion Special Exhibition Galleries
Join activist Sam Mahone as he leads a gallery discussion focusing on works in the “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956—1968” and “After 1968” exhibitions. For more details click here. Free with Museum admission and free for members.
Talk & Talk Back Gallery Discussions: Museum visitors will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive program in the galleries where artists, poets, scholars and activists will lead discussions on a variety of topics. These discussions will take place within the “Road to Freedom” and “After 1968” galleries.

Saturday, July 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.

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