Tuesday, September 1, 2009

High Museum of Art, Sept 6 - 13 Happenings

Events happening Sunday, September 6 to Sunday, September 13

FINAL WEEKS! The Louvre and the Masterpiece – Closing Sunday, September 13!

INTERACT WITH US: Check out the High’s weekly “The Louvre and the Masterpiece” videos currently showing on our Facebook page. Also - receive updates via Facebook or Twitter, view and share photos at Flickr and watch video exclusives from visiting artists, members and more on YouTube. www.High.org/interact

Art in the City: Thursday Nights at the High
Thursday, September 10, 5 to 8 p.m. ½ Price Tickets
Relax and rejuvenate at the High after work! The Museum offers extended hours at half price every Thursday until 8 p.m. This is a great way to see the museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collection while avoiding the weekend crowds. A guided tour of Permanent Collection highlights is offered at 6:30 p.m.
Free with museum admission and free to members

SPECIAL EVENT: College Night at the High
Saturday, September 12; 7 p.m. to midnight
Say “Bon-voyage” to “Louvre Atlanta” with a night of gallery viewing, music, films and much more.
Admission: $7 with valid student I.D.; free for student members; $18 general public

FILM SERIES: Film Festival of India – Running through September 12, 8 p.m.
Visit the Film Blog http://highmuseum.wordpress.com/ to find out what Linda Dubler, our curator of media Arts is watching as well as what's going on in local film and more! Please note that we also have a new blog contributor, film critic, Eleanor Ringel-Cater.

“Salaam Bombay,” Friday, September 11, 8 p.m., Rich Theatre
Before “Slumdog Millionaire” won a king’s ransom of Oscars, Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) captured the teeming streets of Bombay and the lives of its forgotten children in her much acclaimed debut feature “Salaam Bombay.” The story of Krishna, who works as a tea boy, and the improvised family he creates with a pimp, a prostitute, and a bunch of other strays who share the alley where he sleeps, “Salaam Bombay” owes its authenticity to Nair’s background as a documentary filmmaker. Praised by Leslie Camhi in the Village Voice for “the toughness and vitality” of its “perfect” cast (made up of both established Indian stars and non-professionals), the film won the Audience Award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. (India, 1988, 113 minutes.) In Hindi and English with subtitles.

“Conflict”/ “Samar,” Saturday, September 12, 8 p.m., Rich Theatre
Shyam Benegal, a director lauded for pioneering a “middle cinema” between commercial Bollywood and art-house fare, made this darkly comedic drama about the persistence of caste and the different ways its inequities are viewed by rural folks and urban sophisticates. Using a film-with-a film structure, Benegal tells the story of a real-life conflict and of a movie crew who have arrived on location to create a fictionalized version of the events. The story is set in a Madhya Pradesh village where tensions over the use of a well by both “untouchables” and others sparks protests. Violence ensues after a local landowner, furious at the poor for their rebellion, tries keeping them from their fields and starving them. In The Times of India, writer R. Sengupta praised “Samar’s multilayered treatment, which allows Benegal to critique, comment, satirize, and sympathize.” The film won India’s National Film Award for Best Film. (India, 1999, 126 minutes.) In Hindi with subtitles.


Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Greene Family Education Center

· September 10: Plein Air Drawing* - Join us outside to draw Impressionistic landscapes using water-soluble oil pastels, then spray water to give it a watercolor finish. *Weather permitting

Experience this popular preschool art education program! Parents and children ages two to four are encouraged to look at works of art within the Museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collections, as well as to create a masterpiece to take home. Drop by any time and stay as long as you like. A treat for parents and toddlers alike! Sponsored by Carters/ OshKosh. No registration required. Free with Museum admission and free to members.

Second Sunday Fundays
September 13, 1 to 4 p.m., All ages; Greene Family Education Center and the Stent Atrium, Sifly Piazza weather permitting.

· Sunday, September 13 -Masterpieces on the Move: Bon Voyage Louvre Atlanta!

Its art-filled fun for the whole family every Second Sunday of the month at the High! Delight in a dynamic artist demonstration, express your inner-artist in our open studio, and connect to different cultures through magical live performances. From painting and drawing to storytelling and music, the High’s Fundays are a fun place to discover art – both indoors and out. No registration required. Free with museum admission. Free for members.


Mondays CLOSED
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.
* Friday Jazz (3rd Friday of every month) 5 to 10 p.m.
Check www.High.org for special extended hours during special exhibitions and events.
Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and December 25.

$18 Adult
$15 Senior citizens and college students with I.D.
$11 Children ages 6 to 17
Free Children under age 6 and members

Tickets are available online at www.High.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the High Museum admission desk, Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by phone at 404-733-5000 (404-733-5386 TDD). All ticket orders placed by phone will incur a $3-per-ticket service charge.

Audio Guides
An audio guide including “The Louvre and the Masterpiece” will be available for purchase for $5 for general public, and $3 for members, complete group bookings and children age 17 and under. The audio guide will be included for school group admission.

CityPass TicketsIncludes admission to six Atlanta attractions. $69 for adults (valued at $212.01) and $49 for children ages 3–12 (valued at $88.61). For more information on CityPass, please visit http://citypass.com/city/atlanta?mv_source=high

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