By Howard Pousner / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.