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    Atlanta Botanical Garden and High Museum Partner for "Moore & Monet" Joint Ticket

    ATLANTA, June 15, 2009 – This summer the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the High Museum of Art have joined together for a special “Moore & Monet” joint discounted-admission offer to “Moore in America: The Monumental Sculpture of Henry Moore” at the Garden and “Monet Water Lilies” at the High. The joint ticket also gives visitors access to other special exhibitions and collections at both venues. The offer will run through the closing of “Monet Water Liles” on August 23, 2009.

    The combination ticket prices are: adults, $25; seniors 65+, $21; and children ages 6 to 17, $17. For children under 6, admission to the High is free. Admission to the Garden for children between 3 and 5 will be a special discounted price of $9, available via walk-up sales at the Garden (children under 3 are free). Tickets are available online at www.high.org/mooremonet. or by calling 404-733-5000.

    Discounted group tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more. The combination ticket prices for groups are: group adults, $21; group seniors 65+, $19; and group children 6 to 17, $11. To make group reservations visit www.high.org/groups. or call 404-733-4550.

    Members of both the Garden and the High will also receive special benefits on Thursdays, including two-for-one admission to the High or the Garden (available via walk-up only) and ten percent off purchases in the gifts shops and cafés. Members must show current, valid membership card and a picture I.D. to receive these offers.

    “Moore in America: The Monumental Sculpture of Henry Moore” is the largest outdoor special exhibition of the acclaimed modern artist’s sculptures ever assembled in the United States. Twenty large-scale sculptures by British artist Henry Moore (1898–1986), one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century, are on view throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden for visitors to discover as they explore unique plant collections and seasonal displays. The Garden is collaborating with The New York Botanical Garden and The Henry Moore Foundation to bring “Moore in America” to Atlanta. The exhibition is sponsored nationally by MetLife Foundation and supported locally by UPS, and will be on view through October 31, 2009.

    “Monet Water Lilies” presents four masterpieces by French artist Claude Monet (1840–1926) from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). The installation features MoMA’s renowned 42-foot-wide triptych “Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond,” which is the largest “Water Lilies” painting in the U.S. Also included is another monumental painting of water lilies in the Japanese-style pond that Monet cultivated on his property in Giverny, France (“Water Lilies,” ca. 1920), as well as “The Japanese Footbridge” (ca. 1920–1922) and “Agapanthus” (1918–1919). Lead sponsorship for “Monet Water Lilies” and the MoMA collaboration will be provided by Bank of America. Additional support has been provided by individual donors through the Modern Masters Circle of the High Museum of Art and through a planning grant from The Rich Foundation.

    Atlanta Botanical Garden
    The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment. The Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE, in Midtown. From April through October, the Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (on Thursdays, the Garden is open until 10 p.m.). November through March, the Garden is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. For more information visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org. or call 404-876-5859.

    High Museum of Art
    The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. The High’s Media Arts department produces acclaimed annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic cinema. In November 2005, the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. For more information about the High, please visit www.High.org.

    The Woodruff Arts Center
    The Woodruff Arts Center is the largest arts center in the Southeast as well as one of the four largest in the nation. The Woodruff combines five visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opened in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art, Young Audiences and the 14th Street Playhouse.