Thursday, September 16, 2010

Surreal College Night at the High

Featuring Live Music by The Balkans, The Black Pockets and Phonepunk
Saturday, September 25, 2010

The High Museum of Art will host a Surreal College Night on Saturday, September 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Students and visitors will enjoy a night of live music, gallery viewing, a do-it-yourself workshop, drawing from a live model, and photos. All the activities are inspired by the museum’s newest exhibition, “Dali: The Late Work,” which focuses on Dali’s art after 1940, and features 115 works, including 40 paintings and a related group of drawings, prints and other DalĂ­ ephemera. Student admission will be $7 with a valid student I.D. Students with High Museum Student memberships get in FREE. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets and membership information are available online at

Live performances by local bands including The Balkans, The Back Pockets and Phonepunk will entertain visitors as they walk through the galleries.

· The Balkans, a group of students whose energetic music draws from punk and surf rock, perform a blend of rock and other genres that transcends the familiar sounds of the 60’s.

· The Back Pockets are a carefree, eclectic, and theatrical group whose musical style is indie and folk. They believe in audience interaction and the beauty of being alive which is manifested in their music and performances.

· Phonepunk will entertain the crowd with technologically inspired electronic music that will showcases the abstract beats made using the intricate and varied sounds that come from microphones, pedals and the telephone as the primary sound source.

In addition to “Dali” visitors can view “Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer” the first major exhibition dedicated to the work of the Danish-born American photographer Peter Sekaer. Consisting of approximately 75 vintage gelatin silver prints, several of which have never been on public view, the works in the exhibition span the years 1935 through 1945 and document the effects of the Great Depression in several American cities. Also on view will be the High’s extensive permanent collection including 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; European paintings; American art; modern and contemporary art, photography, African art and Folk Art.
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