Thursday, June 11, 2009

More to Love at the High: Monet Water Lilies

Atlanta-area artists, art lovers and students are blessed to have the High Museum of Art. Even as museums around the globe have limited the scope of their exhibitions, the High continues to awe and inspire us.

Quintessentially, last weekend the High added two more new exhibits to its already stellar lineup.

In a collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the High’s latest blockbuster features four masterpieces by the French impressionist Claude Monet, including the renowned “Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond,” which, at 42-feet-wide, is the largest “Water Lilies” painting in the U.S.

Also new is “On the Beach,” an exhibition of 20 monumental photographs by Richard Misrach, a recognized pioneer of large-format color photography. Spanning four galleries, the show marks the largest collection of Misrach’s bird’s-eye images of the ocean, sunbathers and swimmers.

  • Monet Water Lilies from the Museum of Modern Art, through August 23.
  • Richard Misrach: On the Beach, through August 23
  • Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Masterpiece, through Sept 12
  • Anthony Ames, Architect: Residential Landscapes, through August 23, 2009
  • Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell, through August 2, 2009
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius, in October 2009. The High will unveil for the first time outside of Florence, Italy, two sculptural works newly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.
  • The Allure of the Automobile, in Spring 2010. The High premieres the first exhibition to consider the stylistic development of automobiles in the context of prominent design movements such as Art Moderne and Postwar Modernity.
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