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$50,000 grant to help High Museum acquire art for second edition of hit ‘Drawing’ exhibit

By Howard Pousner / hpousner@ajc.com

Intending to build on the success of last year’s “Drawing Inside the Perimeter” exhibition, which showcased a deep pool of Atlanta talent, the High Museum of Art has received a $50,000 grant to buy more drawings by local artists for its permanent collection.

The money is from the Atlanta-based Antinori Foundation, whose principals were impressed by the “Drawing” show and offered the grant to extend the project. The exhibit recently made The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s best-of-2013 list of exhibits and received strong notices from the city’s arts Web sites.

High Modern and Contemporary Art Curator Michael Rooks said he believes the new acquisitions “can be a catalyst for contemporary art in Atlanta for years to come.” He added that the pieces he will bring into the permanent collection should result in a second exhibit in about two years.

Read more in Thursday’s Living section and on myajc.com on Wednesday afternoon.

3 comments Add your comment

Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn

January 7th, 2014
7:42 pm

How does one apply? I am a local artist and specialize in drawing. I am working on a new series of drawings and am extremely interested in having my work seen.

stephen bach

January 8th, 2014
8:19 am

Kudos to the Antinori Foundation and the High. They are smart to fund recognition to the talent that surrounds it in Atlanta. I have always thought art museums should have an eye for the culture of their community as well as the world.

Howard Pousner

January 9th, 2014
12:07 pm

Here’s the response from the High Museum …
The process is not open to application, as art acquisitions at the High Museum of Art are made at the discretion of the curatorial staff and upon approval of the director and board of trustees. Inquiries and suggestions may be submitted online here:
https://www.high.org/en/Visit/Contact-Us.aspx?Dept=GeneralHighMuseum