“Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters”
High Museum of Art
October 15, 2011 through April 29, 2012
Imagine Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol are your travel companions…
On loan from the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA) in New York, one of the largest presentations of modern art masterpieces to ever hit the southeastern United States will soon adorn the halls of Atlanta’s own High Museum of Art. “Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters” boasts approximately 100 works of art from more than a dozen of the world’s most iconic artists of the modern age: Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Constantin Brancusi, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Romare Bearden, Louise Bourgeois, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
Considered true pioneers of their craft, this exhibition is designed to explore each artist’s stylistic development while highlighting their role in the most important artistic developments of the 20th century, including the invention of Cubism, the emergence of abstraction, and the development of Surrealism. Dating as early as Henri Matisse’s 1909 “Dance (I)” and as late as Andy Warhol’s 1966 “Self Portrait”, visitors to the High Museum are promised a “ personal encounter with the modern masters unlike any exhibition in the past.” This special exhibition opens on Saturday, October 15 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2012.
“Picasso to Warhol” continues a multi-year, multi-exhibition collaboration between the High and MoMA, which was launched in 2009 with “Monet Water Lilies,” the first in a series of six exhibitions. Following “Picasso to Warhol,” a second large-scale exhibition and two additional focus shows are in development for 2012 and 2013. Founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States – and it just so happens to be located in our very own big backyard. With more than 12,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum 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 Museum of Art 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.
Designing an Atlanta staycation with real artistic flair is simple with the High Museum of Art as your backdrop. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown, Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech, Four Seasons Atlanta, JW Marriott Buckhead, and Ritz Carlton Atlanta each offer special packages featuring deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two, and two tickets to the High Museum of Art. Many of these hotels are within walking distance of The High and the Woodruff Arts Center. Keep in mind when planning your visit that the third Friday of every month, the High presents Friday Jazz until 10 p.m. The High Museum of Art is closed on Mondays. For more information regarding hours, directions, dining, and more – please visit the High online at www.high.org. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets through the website.