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Exterior of the High Museum.
Tickets

Event Details

May 26, 2021
6:00 pm –7:30 pm

Price

Members: $12
Not-Yet-Members: $15

Location

High Museum of Art
Meet in Taylor Lobby before strolling around campus

Event Description

Ever wonder how and why a sculpture got placed where it is in Midtown? Take an informative stroll with artist and educator Gregor Turk to view several outdoor sculptures found on the Woodruff Arts Center campus and along 15th Street. Focusing primarily on figurative works, this tour will provide the backstory on artists, artistic styles, and the various commissioning agencies responsible for their placement. Expect to see artworks including Joel Shapiro’s Untitled, Glenn Kaino’s Invisible Man (Salute), and Tristan Al-Haddad’s Stealth.

This walking tour will meet on the Piazza outside of the Museum entrance. It will last ninety minutes and include works positioned on the Arts Center campus and along 15th Street between Peachtree Street and Arts Center Way. Stools and headsets will be provided. Please note that the Museum will be closed at this time and we will not have access to the indoor spaces, including restrooms.

In case of inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled for the following week, on June 2 at 6 p.m.
For questions, please email lifelonglearning@high.org or call 404-733-5051.

About Your Instructor

Gregor Turk headshot.Known for his public art installations, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media constructions, Gregor Turk often incorporates mapping imagery and cultural markings into his artwork. He has permanent public art installations at the Atlanta and Jacksonville airports and numerous other locations throughout Greater Atlanta. His work is included in the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, High Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). Turk has served as a public art administrator, a policy advisor, a panelist for numerous public art projects, and an arts educator. He grew up in Atlanta and received his BA from Rhodes College in Memphis and his MFA from Boston University. His studio is in Blandtown in Westside Atlanta.