What: Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines exhibition
Where: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street N.E. in Atlanta
When: July 18 through Oct. 4
Tickets: $19.50 for adults, $12 for children ages 6 to 17, $16.50 for seniors ages 65 and up and $16.50 for students with valid ID. Tickets to the High include admission to all special exhibitions and the permanent collection.
More Info: www.high.org
The High Museum of Art will once again put the spotlight on local and regional artists with its “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines” exhibition.
On view from July 18 through Oct. 4, “Sprawl!” features more that 100 works on paper by more that 75 Georgia-based artists. The exhibition is a follow-up to the High’s successful 2013 exhibition “Drawing Inside the Perimeter,” which featured work by Atlanta-based artists.
In 2010, the High began to acquire drawings by Atlanta-based artists through the Lambert Fund, established through a bequest of the late Judith Alexander, a champion of Georgia artists. In recognition of the High’s effort to promote artistic talent in the metro Atlanta area, The Antinori Foundation established The Antinori Fund to continue the High’s drawings initiative.
The High acquired all of the works in the “Sprawl!” exhibition between June 2013 and May 2015, many of which were made possible by a $60,000 grant from The Antinori Foundation.
Michael Rooks, Wieland Family curator of modern and contemporary art at the High, expressed his gratitude to Susan and Ron Antinori for supporting the important initiative in a statement.
“Our acquisition of works produced by Georgia artists, representing a cross-section of the tremendous diversity and richness of contemporary art in our region, has made a significant impact among art students, teaching artists and gallerists throughout the Atlanta metro area,” Rooks said.
Drawings displayed in “Sprawl!” help viewers explore the diverse array of art works created by Georgia artists, who have overlapping influences yet differing interests and inspirations.
“This initiative has also captured a snapshot of our ever-evolving art scene over the past five years, providing audiences with an overview of trends, interchanges and associations between and among our city’s artist communities,” Rooks said. “I hope this initiative will continue to be a catalyst for contemporary art in the state for years to come.”
For more information about The High Museum of Art’s “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines” exhibition, visit high.org.