5:27 pm September 29, 2009, by Rana Cash
The High Museum is nearing its debut of “Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of Genius,” another highly anticipated exhibition to come through the city. For the first time in the museum’s history, the High will offer a free preview on Monday, Oct. 5, from noon-7 p.m.
It’s a rare and special treat for Atlantans to see such an acclaimed exhibition free of charge before the official opening on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The last ticket Monday will be issued at 6 p.m., and no advance reservations will be accepted.
The exhibition features approximately 50 works, including more than 20 sketches and studies by Leonardo, some of which will be on display for the first time in the United States.
“We know budgets are tight these days, but this is such an significant exhibition,” said Philip Verre, the High’s Chief Operating Officer. “With some of the most important works of art in the world, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience it. So, we’re giving Atlanta a gift. For the first time ever, we are offering a free preview day of the exhibition, because everyone deserves the opportunity to meet a genius.”
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