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The High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. N.E.
• Molly Hatch's Physic Garden Installation
Now on view
This installation, created by contemporary ceramicist Molly Hatch, is a two-story tall, hand-painted “plate painting” commissioned by the Museum that reinterprets works from its renowned decorative arts and design collection. Physic Garden is installed in the High’s Margaretta Taylor Lobby and is comprised of 456 plates featuring an original design inspired by two ca. 1755 Chelsea Factory plates from the Museum’s Frances and Emory Cocke Collection of English Ceramics, which totals more than 300 works. The historic source plates depict realistic flora and fauna in the Chelsea “Hans Sloane” style of the early 1750s.
• African Mask/Masquerade: More Than Meets the Eye
Through Sept. 14
To highlight recent gifts and purchases in the Museum’s growing collection of African Art, the High presents this exhibition that celebrates the diversity of creative expression of African masquerade performances. Bringing together dynamic works of art from western and central Africa, the exhibition features 15 masks, one of which is presented in full costume, as well as extraordinary tunics made with feathers and porcupine quills. People often think of African masks as wooden face coverings that hang on museum walls. Within their original communities, however, African masks were performed in full costume to serve many vital functions.
• Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design
Through June 8
The High will broaden visitors' ideas of jewelry as wearable sculpture with this exhibition, which focuses on the scale, range and creative dexterity found in many contemporary designers' repertoires today. Innovative contemporary jewelry will be paired with other design objects - from chairs to climbing walls - created by key designers in the High's permanent collection.