Saturday, August 18, 2007

High Happenings

There are only three weeks left to see "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005" at the High Museum in Atlanta. A special gallery talk and tour of the exhibition will be led by Julian Cox, the High's Curator of Photography, this Thursday night at 6:30. It is open to members and public with museum admission in the Wieland Pavillion.

From the Leibovitz collection, this pensive portrait of Philip Johnson (2000) looking out of the Glass House was a standout. For a look inside, Habitually Chic did a fantastic post on Philip Johnson's masterpiece the other day.

Upcoming at the High are two more lectures that look interesting:

Judith Miller of Emory University will lead a lecture, "Sensational Scandals on the Eve of the French Revolution", linking arts and politics in the late 1770's and 1780's. Saturday, September 1, 2 p.m. in the Hill Auditorium and free to members and the public with museum admission.

Ronald T. Labaco, the High's Curator of Decorative Arts will lead his "Masterpiece of the Month" series, this time highlighting a Rhode Island Chippendale Secretary (Desk and Bookcase), ca. 1760-70. Thursday, September 6, 7 p.m. in the Hill Auditorium and free to members and the public with museum admission.


Unknown said...

I wished I was in Atlanta to see this exhibit of photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Are you going and if so please do a post on your inspirations from it.

Brilliant Asylum said...

I have actually been twice. Once at the High and once at a smaller show at the Jackson Fine Art Gallery a few years earlier. Some of the celebrity photographs have been seen many times, like the Demi Moore Vanity Fair covers. Others are more private, intimate photos of her family and friends, which are both joyous and heartbreaking. It sounds cliche, but Leibovitz has a gift for capturing the thought behind her subjects.

Things That Inspire said...

Thank you for this post! I complain about the lack of culture in Atlanta, yet I do not take advantage of the wonderful cultural opportunities that come through our city! I will make it a point to go to the High and see the Leibovitz show this week or next.