Posts Tagged ‘High Museum’

Portman at the High

Has anyone been to the John Portman exhibition at the High ? I’d forgotten about it until this story in The Architect’s Newspaper (via Planetizen) popped up in my RSS reader.


I’ve been a bystander in a lot of online and in-person conversations about his work in Atlanta and sometimes it’s hard to believe that everyone is talking about the same guy. In any discussion of his influence on downtown you’re likely to hear both giddy, glowing praise and profane vituperations fit for a pirate ship. It’s hard not to want to know more about someone like that.

Have you seen it? What did you think?

Cut From The City?

Maybe you heard the piece on NPR on Wednesday about pay cuts at the High Museum of Art? Here’s my short recap: “Everyone at the museum’s getting a small, 5-7% pay cut, with the worst of it given to martyr the head of the museum. Oh, except for some people who are taking a 100% pay cut or something. Whatever.”

But I’ll admit that I’m just bitter. My wife was one of the people laid off from the museum on Monday. The story, though, will be that the High brass bravely took pay cuts. [This is where I cut some honest criticism for the sake of politeness.]

Here’s what the actual NPR piece sounded like:

“Five percent for the majority of the staff, six percent for the [department directors], and seven percent for myself.”

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