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Culture notes: Free admission at High for 4 Thursdays in Sept.; Fox Theatre restoration efforts honored

VISUAL ART
Visit the High for free
The High Museum of Art will offer free admission to all visitors on the first four Thursdays in September (1, 8, 15, and 22) as part of the Woodruff Arts Center’s Target Free Thursday program.

The High will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, with final admission tickets available at 7 p.m. Free admission on th0se Thursdays is available through day-of, walk-up tickets only (tickets can not be reserved online).

In addition to free admission, the High will offer expanded Toddler Thursday workshops, access to the Greene Family Learning Gallery, family tours from 4 to 6 p.m. and art-making workshops for teens.

For information about additional free Target Free Thursday events from other Woodruff Arts Center divisions, check  www.woodruffcenter.org/target.aspx for updates. HOWARD POUSNER

ARTS
Fox Theatre’s restoration efforts honored
The League of Historic American Theatres recently honored the Fox Theatre with its 2011 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award.

“Perhaps no other theater in America has had such a direct and indirect impact on so many other historic theaters as the Fox,” said John Bell, president and CEO of the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, who nominated the Fox for the annual award. “One of the early success stories in America’s historic theater movement, the Fox inspired countless communities across the South and the nation to rediscover their own community’s historic theaters, which were often abandoned, neglected and endangered.”

The Fox and parent non-profit Atlanta Landmarks Inc. also were recognized for the work of  the Fox Theatre Institute, which advises and assists in the renovation of historic theaters across Georgia at no cost to the local communities.

Fox restoration director Molly Fortune, who accepted at the league’s conference in Schenectady, N.Y., said she was “thrilled” at the recognition for the Atlanta theater’s efforts. HOWARD POUSNER

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