EventsInquiring Minds: Voronovsky

Inquiring Minds: Voronovsky

May 9, 2023 | 1–2:30 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art | Taylor Lobby
Registration Required







Interested in talking about art with new friends? Curious about George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes?

Explore artworks and themes in High Museum of Art exhibitions through a ninety-minute small-group conversation. How are fantasy and realism intertwined in Voronovsky’s work? What does it mean to paint from memory, and how does memory distort or enrich artistic representation? Connect with yourself and others as we share observations, opinions, and questions.

George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes marks the first major museum presentation of work by the late Ukrainian American artist George Voronovsky (1903–1982). Born in Kyiv, Voronovsky immigrated to the United States after World War II and began working in the rail industry in Philadelphia. He continued to work primarily as a train car upholsterer and followed his occupation south, ultimately settling in Miami Beach, where he turned his room in the Colony Hotel into an art refuge, living there until his death in 1982. His paradisaical art installation included carved Styrofoam sculptures, cut tin cans, and glorious paintings on cardboard and canvas, which melded his Old World memories and his neon present in Miami Beach.

Image Credit: George Voronovsky (American, born Ukraine, 1903–1982), Untitled (Trout Fisherman), 1978–1982, acrylic on canvas, courtesy of the Monroe Family Collection.

Inquiring Minds meets in the Taylor Lobby of the Wieland Pavilion. Please make your way to the check-in cart located in front of Ellsworth Kelly’s Blue, Green, Red to have your digital ticket scanned. Stools and assistive listening devices will be provided.

For more information, please email or call 404-733-5034.