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Culture notes: Bearden, Bourgeois added to High’s MoMA show; memorial set for curator Dubler

Bearden,  Bourgeois added to MoMA
show at High
The centennial of Romare Bearden’s birth will be celebrated at a National Black Arts Festival program, “Interpretations: Black Visual Art — Past, Present and Future,” at 8 Wednesday night  in Symphony Hall.

And, it turns out, Atlantans will be seeing more of Bearden’s work this fall, as the High Museum of Art recently added the great collage artist and painter and French-American sculptor and installation artist Louise Bourgeois to the 12 artists originally announced for “Picasso to Warhol.”

“One of the principal goals of the exhibition is to draw new audiences,” High curator of modern and contemporary art Michael Rooks said in an e-mail of the show assembled from the Museum of Modern Art’s collection that opens Oct. 15, “and we felt that the inclusion of these artists would bring an added dimension.”

Subject to change, “Picasso to Warhol’s” checklist now stands at 114 pieces. In addition to the dynamic duo in the title and Bearden and  Bourgeois, artists included in the much-anticipated exhibit are: Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio De Chirico, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock and Jasper Johns. It will  run through April 29, 2012.

“Interpretations” tickets: 404-733-5000, “Picasso to Warhol” info: HOWARD POUSNER

Dubler memorial set for Aug. 3

A memorial service for Linda Dubler, the High Museum of Art’s media arts curator for 26 years, will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theatre. Dubler died June 18 after a long illness. In addition to celebrating the curator’s accomplishments at the service, which is open to the public, the High will dedicate its next film series, “Radcliffe Bailey: One World Under the Groove,” to Dubler’s memory. It runs on four consecutive Saturday nights beginning July 23. Information: HOWARD POUSNER

High Museum to host memorial tribute to media curator Linda Dubler, 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in Woodruff’s Rich Theatre.

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