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Photography exhibit opens at the High

The High Museum of Art has opened its “The Bunnen Collection,” an exhibition featuring a selection of works donated to the Museum by local photographer and arts advocate Lucinda W. Bunnen, like Clarence John Laughlin’s “The Improbable Dome: 1964.” (Special Photo)

The High Museum of Art has opened its “The Bunnen Collection,” an exhibition featuring a selection of works donated to the Museum by local photographer and arts advocate Lucinda W. Bunnen, like Clarence John Laughlin’s “The Improbable Dome: 1964.” (Special Photo)

IF YOU GO

• What: “The Bunnen Collection”

• When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays. Exhibit runs through Feb. 2.

• Where: The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta

• Cost: $12 to $19.50

• For more information: Visit www.High.org

ATLANTA — American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams once said, “Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”

To celebrate this medium, The High Museum of Art has opened its latest exhibit, “The Bunnen Collection,” an exhibition featuring a selection of works donated to the museum by local photographer and arts advocate Lucinda W. Bunnen.

“The Bunnen Collection” is curated by High Museum of Art Curator of Photography Brett Abbott. It features more than 125 prints, including works by Bunnen herself.

“Today, the High’s photography collection is the Museum’s largest and fastest growing division,” Abbott said. “This amazing growth would not have been possible without the support of Lucinda Bunnen. We are honored to share the works in this collection with Atlanta and to celebrate Lucinda’s invaluable contributions to the High and to the city’s arts community as a whole.”

In addition to photographs by Bunnen, including “Man in a Wall Window, New York City,” other works in the exhibition include:

• Ansel Adams, “Pipes and Gauges,” 1939

• Bill Brandt, “Deserted Street in Bloomsbury,” 1941

• Oraien Catledge, “Untitled,” n.d. (portrait of a Cabbagetown family)

• Chuck Close, “Self-Portrait (3 Parts),” 1980

• William Eggleston, “Untitled (Freezer),” ca. 1971-1973, printed 1980

• Nan Goldin, “Cookie Laughing, NYC,” 1985

• Clarence John Laughlin, “The Improbable Dome: 1964,” printed 1979

• Sally Mann, “Jessie Bites,” 1985, printed 1995

• Lisette Model, “New York,” ca. 1951

• Nicholas Nixon, “The Brown Sisters,” 1975-2012

• Robert Rauschenberg, “Untitled, from the Bleacher series,” 1989

• Cindy Sherman, “Untitled, from the Untitled Film Stills series,” 1979, printed 1989

• Joel Sternfeld, “Exhausted Renegade Elephant, Woodburn, Washington,” June 1979.