High Museum of Art Presents Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle: American Moderns from Atlanta Collections

The High Museum Presents Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle: American Moderns from Atlanta Collections.

In conjunction with “John Marin’s Watercolors,” the High will also host “Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle: American Moderns from Atlanta Collections” from June 18 through September 25, 2011. The exhibition will consist of more than 40 works both borrowed from major private collections in Atlanta and drawn from the High’s permanent collection. “Alfred Stieglitz and his Circle” will feature the watercolors, prints, paintings and photographs of both Stieglitz and the artists who engaged with him over his fifty-year career, from the early experimental works of Max Weber to the mature expressions of Marin and Hartley and the progressive photographic compositions of Paul Strand, Edward Steichen and Stieglitz himself. The works in this exhibition will emphasize the dynamic exchange of media that inspired Stieglitz and his circle.

Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O’Keeffe.

High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 12,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. The High’s media arts department produces acclaimed annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic cinema. In November 2005, the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. For more information about the High, please visit www.high.org

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