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Event Details

October 12, 2021
1:00 pm –2:30 pm


Members: $14
Not-Yet-Members: $18
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Taylor Lobby

Event Description

Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe is the first major exhibition of Nellie Mae Rowe’s work in more than twenty years and the first to consider her practice as a radical act of self-expression and liberation in the post-civil-rights-era South. After the death of Rowe’s second husband and her longtime employer, she reclaimed her artistic practice and filled her home with hundreds of drawings, handmade dolls, chewing-gum sculpture, and found-object installations transforming her home into her “Playhouse.”

Curious about Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe? Inquiring Minds invites participants to explore a specific theme within the exhibition through small group conversation facilitated by museum educators. These sessions focus on a handful of artworks and are participatory in nature—they are not lectures. Come as you are, with your observations, ideas, and opinions.

This program will meet on-site in the Taylor Lobby. Stools and headsets will be provided.

For more information, please email lifelonglearning@high.org or call 404-733-5051.

Banner Image: Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982), Untitled (Fish), 1980.
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