Cross Country at the High Museum
MBCA - Peachtree
Registration closed February 11, 2017 11:59 PM on February 11, 2017 11:59 PM EST Registration ends February 11, 2017 11:59 PM on February 11, 2017 11:59 PM EST Registration opens November 6, 2016 12:00 AM on November 6, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from November 6, 2016 12:00 AM to February 11, 2017 11:59 PM
During the first half of the twentieth century, the relationship between American artists and their native land changed dramatically. While travel and study in Europe remained a priority, many American artists also felt newly compelled by their national surroundings. Life in the big city, with its bustling crowds and towering skyscrapers, is widely recognized as a key influence, but this exhibition reveals how American artists also canvassed the country, seeking inspiration from wide-open spaces and small-town culture across the United States.
Cross Country will bring together works by more than 80 artists who channeled the power of American places outside of city limits between 1915 and 1950.
Arranged geographically, Cross Country will present more than 200 artworks, including more than 70 from the High’s permanent collection. Three of the High Museum’s curatorial departments collaborated on this exhibition to represent the true inclusivity of American art during this period of changing national identity.
The exhibition features not only trained painters who worked outside of major American cities but also photographers and self-taught artists who were earning major recognition from the American art world for the first time in history. Featured artists will include N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Jacob Lawrence, Grandma Moses, Hale Woodruff, Bill Traylor, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, and Peter Sekaer, among many others.
We’ll meet at 10:00 a.m. by the main entrance (1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309). After visiting the exhibit we’ll gather at a nearby restaurant to have an early dinner. More details about the lunch/dinner will be forthcoming.
There is no club charge for this event as everyone will need to cover their own admission to the museum. Admission is to the exhibit $14.50 per person unless you are a member of the museum. Recommended parking is the museum parking decks.
Registration for this event is required.