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    High Museum of Art Announces Initial Details for October 5 Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 >> 2013 Gala

    ATLANTA (July 2, 2012) – The High Museum of Art will celebrate its ongoing partnership with the Museum of Modern Art with the exhibition "Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013" set to open with a gala event on Oct. 5.

    "Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013" showcases 100 years of art from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, exploring the development of modern and contemporary art by selecting key years in art history that represent watershed moments in the 20th century.

    The exhibition will present approximately 100 works of art created during the years 1913, 1929, 1950, 1961, and 1988, as well as the art of today. The exhibition will examine the years prior to the start of World War I and the Great Depression, the lead-up to postwar American prosperity and the years preceding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall and how artists responded to and were influenced by events on the world stage.

    The exhibition will also present the works of contemporary artists Aaron Curry, Katharina Grosse, and Sarah Sze, whose work extends themes first explored in the 20th century and updates them for the 21st century.

    "Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013" will be one of the largest surveys of 20th century art to ever be exhibited in the Southeastern U.S. Co-organized by the High and MoMA as part of the museums' ongoing collaboration, the exhibition will be on view October 13, 2012 to January 20, 2013.

    "Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013" is organized by Jodi Hauptman, MoMA curator of drawings, and Samantha Friedman, MoMA curatorial assistant, in collaboration with David Brenneman, the High’s director of collections and exhibitions and Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art, and Michael Rooks, the High's Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. "Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013" will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

    The "Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013 Gala" is a festive evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing amid some of the world's greatest works of modern art. The black-tie event begins at 6 p.m., hosted by the High and gala co-chairs Sandra Baldwin and Tony Conway, CEO of A Legendary Event.

    Gala tickets are available per couple at three benefactor levels: $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 with tables for 10 available at the $25,000 benefactor level.  To register, contact Ruth Richardson at the High at 404-733-4557 or ruth.richardson@woodruffcenter.org. Additional information about The Fast Forward Gala will be posted online at High.org/gala.

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