Diversity in Art in Atlanta

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta was founded in 1905 as the “Atlanta Art Association”. In 1926 the High family, for whom the museum is named donated their family home on Peachtree Street to be used to house the collection. An additional building was constructed in 1955. June 3 1962, 106 Atlanta art patrons were on a trip to France to, among other things see “Whistler’s mother” at the Louvre, and on the way home the plane crashed on takeoff from Orly airport in Paris and everyone on board died.  Including crew and other passengers, 130 people parished in the crash, the worst in aviation history at the time. The French government donated a Rodin sculpture, “The Shade” in honor of the victims.

Here is a picture from Atlanta”s High museum of art. I think it illustrates very well the diversity you can find in Atlanta, both in Art and in other things…

 

A statue by Auguste Rodin (French 1840-1917) called "The Shade", in the foreground, Roy Lichtenstein's (American 1923-1997) House III and  part of the Museum building in the back designed by Richard Meier (American born 1934) in 1983 and a remodel 2003-2005 designed by Renzo Piano (Italian born 1937).
A statue by Auguste Rodin (French 1840-1917) called “The Shade”, in the foreground, Roy Lichtenstein’s (American 1923-1997) House III and part of the Museum building in the back designed by Richard Meier (American born 1934) in 1983 and a remodel 2003-2005 designed by Renzo Piano (Italian born 1937).

The High museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia is well worth a visit, in fact – if you like art and are in Atlanta you must see it! The collection spans art from long ago up to today and you can see some of the great masters at the museum as well as folk art. I really like the diversity of the art, you can start at the bottom and work your way up and via bridges reach the different buildings. Do not miss Roy Lichtenstein’s “House III” outside.

A poster on the wall of the Museum building advertising a coming exhibition of Dutch masters  (F.ex. Johannes Vermeer Dutch 1632-1675 or Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch 1606-1669) "Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis" June 23 - September 29 2013. In the front is a sculpture by Alexander Calder (American 1898 - 1976) "Three Up, Three Down" from 1973.
A poster on the wall of the Museum building advertising a coming exhibition of Dutch masters (F.ex. Johannes Vermeer Dutch 1632-1675 or Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch 1606-1669) “Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” June 23 – September 29 2013. In the front is a sculpture by Alexander Calder (American 1898 – 1976) “Three Up, Three Down” from 1973.

The High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.

Atlanta Georgia

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