Free Target Thursdays in September
ATLANTA, August 3, 2011 – In coordination with the Woodruff Arts Center’s Target Free Thursday program, the High Museum of Art will offer free admission to all walk-up visitors on the first four Thursdays in September (1, 8, 15, and 22). Target Free Thursdays aims to introduce families to the educational programming of all the Woodruff Arts Center divisions―Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences – for free. For each of these Thursdays, in addition to free admission, the High will offer expanded Toddler Thursday workshops, access to the Greene Family Learning Gallery, special family tours from 4 to 6 p.m. and art-making workshops for teens.
Free admission on these Thursdays is available through day-of, walk-up tickets only; no tickets can be reserved online. Free admission is only applicable for individual visitors. The High is opening 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; last admission tickets are available at 7 p.m. For more information about Target Free Thursdays at the Woodruff Arts Center and the different activities happening at other divisions, please visit http://www.woodruffcenter.org/target.aspx
Exhibitions on view during Target Free Thursdays include:
Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine (June 26 - September 11, 2011): Atlanta-based, internationally known artist Radcliffe Bailey explores American history and memory to encourage healing and transcendence through art.
John Marin's Watercolors (June 26 – September 11, 2011): This is the first major comprehensive exhibition addressing Marin's modernist achievements in the watercolor medium.
The Resonant Image (June 18 – November 6, 2011): This exhibition of 64 color photographs by Atlanta-based Chip Simone presents a tightly focused retrospective of the past decade of his work.
Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle (June 18 – September 11, 2011): Alfred Stieglitz championed many of America's most progressive artists in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Selections from MOCA GA (September 2 – February 5, 2012): An exhibition comprising paintings and drawings by Georgia artists, all from the collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
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 12,000 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 designed 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 ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines four 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 and Young Audiences. To learn more about the Woodruff Arts Center, please visit www.woodruffcenter.org.
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