The New High

Also on Wednesday, I had the great opportunity to go see the new wing of the High Museum and the Andrew Wyeth exhibit (I’m a member and, therefore, an extremely special person). In short, I love it! I think the new wing is great – though they really need to put a barrier up in the sculpture garden if they don’t want you walking around the giant fruit sculptures that are out there. The best part, by far, is the Roy Lichtenstein House sculpture. When we first walked up to it (it was the first thing we saw getting off the elevator from the parking deck), we thought ‘oh, how nice, a coloful house sculpture.’ Then, as we started to walk by it we noticed that it was rotating with us. Pretty cool. And then we continued walking and all of a sudden noticed that it wasn’t rotating, it’s an optical illusion so that the house seems to turn as you walk – like wandering eyes, the door follows you around the entire piazza! It’s very very cool. And it makes for a nice modern companion to the Rodin statue next to it (it’s always been there, looking out onto Peachtree). The new building is nice, if a little too spacious and it fits in well with the original architectural vision of the High. It comes with a nicely enlarged gift shop.

And, perhaps best of all for you non-members out there (why, oh why aren’t you a member yet?), it’s free this weekend! So go on out and see the new building and the wonderful Wyeth exhibit (especially if you like artists who were obsessed with death… and vessels)! Tell them Daniel sent you and I’m sure they’ll look at you like you’re crazy.

2 Comments so far

  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 1:45 pm

    I missed the memo about the parking deck.

    I went last night and thought that the Wyeth exhibit was amazing.

    Finally, it’s a museum that I will want to visit more than once every six months.

  2. jehad (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 2:43 pm

    thats great you’re a member, and a special person too.

    so howabout a post about this work of art:

    “Every Day is an Opening Day”


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