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Collectors Evening Recap
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Eva Berlin
Digital Content Specialist

On October 26, 2017, over 200 guests arrived at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, for an evening of elegance, art, and entertainment. At Collectors Evening, supporters had the opportunity to make their mark on the High Museum's collection by voting for their favorite works of art.

How does Collectors Evening work?

Each curator proposes an artwork to add to the collection, and it is up to our Collectors Evening attendees to decide which works make the cut. As they try to win over the hearts and votes of the audience, the curators bring along their artworks, proposal videos, and a healthy dose of competition.

The votes are in, and we are excited to say that, thanks to our generous supporters, we raised a record amount of funds and acquired three incredible objects for the collection! See the winning selections below.

Round 1
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY: Conspiracy of Icons #1

Donald Locke
American, born British Guyana, 1930
Conspiracy of Icons #1, 1991
Acrylic on canvas with found objects
72 x 84 inches
Proposed purchase through funds provided by patrons of the Seventh Annual Collectors Evening, 2017

 

 

Conspiracy of Icons #1 by Donald Locke

Round 2
AFRICAN: Minotaurus

Nandipha Mntambo
South African, born 1982
Minotaurus, 2015
Cast bronze on sandstone base
99 5/8 x 55 1/8 x 37 3/8 inches
Proposed purchase through funds provided by patrons of the Seventh Annual Collectors Evening, 2017

 

 

Minotaurus by Nandipha Mntambo

Round 3
FOLK AND SELF-TAUGHT: Group of 24 Quilts

Unidentified Artist
Group of 24 Quilts, early twentieth century
Various textiles
Various dimensions
Proposed purchase through funds provided by patrons of the Seventh Annual Collectors Evening, 2017

 

 

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