Mayor Kasim Reed and a number of local notables joined about 150 arts patrons Friday night for the opening of “Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine” at the High Museum of Art.
Bailey’s wife, the actress and author Victoria Rowell, along with actor-actress couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, NBA great Julius “Dr. J” Erving and actor and director Kenny Leon were among the dedicated fans who braved the weird weather to enjoy the event. The heavens parted not long before the evening was to start, so the events team hustled to move the “blue carpet” festivities indoors. Nice work!
Here’s a link to a great interview with Bailey, who moved with his family to Atlanta in 1972 and attended the old Atlanta College of Art next door to the High.