ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2023 — The High Museum of Art will host its 2023 Collectors Evening on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The museum’s Taylor Lobby will be transformed into a fine-dining experience during which attendees will vote for their favorite artworks from six proposed acquisitions to join the High’s collection of more than 19,000 objects. All proceeds will support the purchase of the works that receive the most votes that evening. The event is open to the public. Tickets and additional information are available at www.high.org.
“While it is a fundraiser, Collectors Evening is also a night of friendly competition and audience participation,” said Rand Suffolk, director of the High. “This event provides a unique opportunity for Atlantans to make a direct impact on the expansion of our collection while engaging with our phenomenal curatorial team. The exciting evening is bound to be unlike any other this year, and we’re grateful to our generous donors who make it all possible.”
The evening will begin with a viewing of the proposed works, followed by drinks and one-on-one conversations with the High’s curators. A seated dinner and curatorial presentations will follow. The evening will conclude with the crowd voting for their favorite artworks. Since the inception of Collectors Evening in 2010, attendees have added 71 artworks to the museum’s collection, including works by Donald Locke, Nandipha Mntambo, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat and Lonnie Holley.
The 2023 Collectors Evening is made possible by Premier Sponsor Delta Air Lines.
About the High Museum of Art
Located in the heart of Atlanta, the High Museum of Art connects with audiences from across the Southeast and around the world through its distinguished collection, dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and engaging community-focused programs. Housed within facilities designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High features a collection of more than 19,000 works of art, including an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts; major holdings of photography and folk and self-taught work, especially that of artists from the American South; burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, new media and design; a growing collection of African art, with work dating from prehistory through the present; and significant holdings of European paintings and works on paper. The High is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of its communities and offering a variety of exhibitions and educational programs that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. For more information about the High, visit www.high.org.
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