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Past Exhibitions


Off the Grid

July 1–September 4, 2022

From windowpanes to sewer grates, mapping tools to city plans, grids are omnipresent in our everyday experiences in the industrialized world. Art critics including Rosalind Krauss began writing about the prominence of grids in twentieth-century art in the 1970s. However, their analysis and criticism include only a small and limited pool of artists of White European descent who use primarily the same media. Artists of various backgrounds and working across multiple media have been riffing off the rigid grid structure in exciting ways throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.

Off the Grid amplifies the unique use of grids by diverse artists from across the High’s seven curatorial departments—African, American, European, Decorative Arts and Design, Folk and Self-Taught, Modern and Contemporary, and Photography. The exhibition expands the study of artists using grids beyond canonical Minimalist and abstract artists such as Sol LeWitt to include textile artists such as Gee’s Bend quilter Agatha Bennett, photographers such as Harry Callahan, and many other artists of diverse backgrounds and media-based practices.

This exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

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Collection Highlight: "Untitled 28" by Sheila Pree Bright


Organization and Support

This exhibition is made possible by

Premier Exhibition Series Sponsor

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Premier Exhibition Series Supporters
ACT Foundation, Inc.
Sarah and Jim Kennedy
Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot
Dr. Joan H. Weens Estate

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Harry Norman

Benefactor Exhibition Series Supporters
Robin and Hilton Howell

Ambassador Exhibition Supporters
The Antinori Foundation
Corporate Environments
The Arthur R. and Ruth D. Lautz Charitable Foundation
Elizabeth and Chris Willett

Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters
Farideh and Al Azadi
Sandra and Dan Baldwin
Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer
Marcia and John Donnell 
Mrs. Peggy Foreman
Helen C. Griffith
Mrs. Fay S. Howell/The Howell Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jones
Joel Knox and Joan Marmo 
Dr. Joe B. Massey
Margot and Danny McCaul 
The Ron and Lisa Brill Family Charitable Trust 
Wade A. Rakes II & Nicholas Miller
The Fred and Rita Richman Fund
USI Insurance Services
Mrs. Harriet H. Warren

Generous support is also provided by
Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund, Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund, Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, The Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, Isobel Anne Fraser–Nancy Fraser Parker Exhibition Endowment Fund, John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund, Katherine Murphy Riley Special Exhibition Endowment Fund, Margaretta Taylor Exhibition Fund, and the RJR Nabisco Exhibition Endowment Fund.