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From the Director

October 1, 2020 | Rand Suffolk

Our doors are open. It feels amazing to say that. Thank you for your generosity and for continuing to support the Museum as we navigate this extremely challenging time.

Despite its challenges, this summer was a great one for the Museum. We welcomed hundreds of campers to the High for weeks of fun and artistic discovery. We engaged audiences through virtual programs and content across social media, our blog on Medium, and our website. And on July 7, we welcomed Atlanta back inside our galleries.

In this issue, you can learn about the wonderful exhibitions on view this season, including Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands, and career retrospectives for photographer Dawoud Bey and contemporary artist Julie Mehretu.

We’re looking ahead to the spring as well, when we’ll open an exhibition featuring art by our beloved friend David Driskell. We are grateful to honor his legacy and celebrate his life and work through this show.

With our new safety precautions in place, we hope that you’ve had the chance to visit us in person. If you haven’t yet, we look forward to seeing you soon and often.