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If you know the painter Joseph Stella, it’s probably from his famous urban landscapes. But Stella was just as captivated by the botanical world as he was by cityscapes, and today, Atlantans can see that side of the artist in vivid color. Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature, an explosive new exhibit at the High Museum of Art, features dozens of his flower and plant-filled paintings and drawings.
The pandemic was a time of reckoning for Brooklyn-based industrial designer and educator Stephen Burks, as it was for many. “We were forced to reexamine who we were as people, as a family, as a community,” he says. “We were confronting our domestic laws again.”
When guests visit the High Museum exhibit, they can follow a chronological path of Monir Farmanfarmaian’s work. Her stunning mirrored sculptures will be on display—she used a 17th-century Person technique called Āina-kāri, a mirrored mosaic made with paper thin mirrors—but the exhibit goes far beyond that.
If you’ve ever wanted to see The Thinker or The Kiss in person, now’s your chance—Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern runs October 21 through January 15 at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. Here's how the exhibit came together and what you'll see there.
With a mother who loves the arts and an exceedingly fashionable father, Alex Delotch Davis was certain to gravitate toward the beautiful things in life. A bold move away from a career in finance landed her as the manager of marketing and strategic partnerships at the High Museum of Art in 2019, where she leads the Driskell Prize and gala—the oldest national award celebrating Black art and artists.
Atlanta's High Museum was the first major museum to start collecting Nellie Mae Rowe work and is now reintroducing her to the world in a new exhibition, Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, in the Wieland Pavilion through January 2022.
Will artsgoers—who have been through an awful lot since March 2020—venture out again? Leaders of Atlanta’s creative community hope so, but no one sounds sure.