This Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the High Museum of Art is celebrating educators with their annual Teacher Appreciation Day. Teacher Appreciation Day is the High’s “Thank you!” to all of our APS teachers. I am a new member of the Woodruff board of trustees, and I am so pleased to see this kind of outreach to our educators.
There are a few exhibits that I hope you check out:
Gordon Parks, Segregation Story: View over 40 color photographs taken by Gordon Parks, one of America’s most influential photographers. Many of the photos are on exhibit for the very first time and all feature the people and places of my home state of Alabama.
Black in White America by Leonard Freed is featured alongside the Gordon Parks exhibition. It includes 38 black and white photos featuring African Americans during the civil rights era.
Folk Art is the heartbeat of visual artistry in the south. The High is the first general museum in North America to have a curator dedicated to the work of folk artists. Check out cool pieces from artists such as Howard Finster, Mattie Lou O’Kelley and other self-taught sculptors and painters.
Don’t forget to bring your school I.D. or proof of educator status and a guest. Yes, every teacher can also bring a guest! I look forward to our teachers bringing their experiences back to the classroom.
Thanks again to our friends at the High!