By Howard Pousner
The High Museum of Art hopes to score an Election Day victory of its own on Tuesday with a special offer that should encourage metro Atlantans to visit.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Midtown museum will offer ”Pay As You Wish” admission. With many metro schools closed for polling, the High is encouraging folks to spend part of the day getting cultured (after voting, of course).
The High even has an exhibition on view that fits the election theme. “Choose Me: Arthur Grace’s Portraits of a Presidential Race” features images by the Los Angeles photojournalist of candidates in the 1988 campaign, including George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Jesse Jackson, Al Gore and Michael Dukakis.
Last weekend, the High also opened a major exhibit that examines many political and social issues of American life, “Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.” It’s a provacative display of 59 wall-mounted, found-object assemblages, free-standing sculptures and drawings created over two decades by the now 84-year-old Alabama self-taught artist.
Another major exhibit on view is “Fast Forward: Modern Moments, 1913-2013,” 164 works by 105 artists drawn from the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
The High is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Regular admission (outside of Tuesday’s special offer) is $18, adults; $15, students and seniors; $11, ages 6-17; free, 5 and younger. 404-733-4200, www.high.org.