8/12/09 The High will host a fall College Night on Saturday, September 12, from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. The event coordinates with the final weekend of “Louvre Atlanta,” the High’s unprecedented three-year collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The final exhibition, “The Louvre and the Masterpiece,” explores the definition of a masterpiece and features ninety-one works of art—spanning 4,000 years—drawn from all eight of the Louvre’s collection areas.
In addition to live musical performances by DJ Tabone, Tealights and Jimi Cravity, students and visitors will enjoy a night of gallery viewing, do-it-yourself craft workshops with Jen Morris and Cristina Vidal of Young Blood Gallery & Boutique, drawing in the galleries and a showing of the film “The City of the Louvre.” Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
College Night will also offer the special opportunity to participate in the High’s collaboration with the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on the Mel Chin “Fundred Dollar Bill Project.” This project is raising national awareness of the problem of lead pollution in New Orleans through the production of “FUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS”—original interpretations of U.S. one-hundred-dollar bills hand-drawn by school children and community members across the country. For more information, visit www.fundred.org.
Student admission will be $7 with a valid student I.D., $5 per student (with valid student I.D.) when booking a group of 10 or more and $18 for general admission. Students with High Museum Student memberships get in FREE. Tickets and membership information are available online at www.high.org.
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. The High’s Media Arts department produces acclaimed annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic cinema. In November 2005, the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta. For more information about the High, please visit www.High.org.
The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines four visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opened in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. To learn more about the Woodruff Arts Center, please visit www.woodruffcenter.org.
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