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A Lasting Legacy

October 1, 2020 | Nancy Chiodo

During From Paintings to Petals, Charter and Cornerstone Member Howard Elkins sheds light on Impressionist painting techniques as seen in the Doris and Shouky Shaheen Collection. Photo by CatMax Photography.

The year 2020 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the High’s transformative expansion, which more than doubled the Museum’s size to 312,000 square feet. Designed by the award-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano, the expansion expertly aligns with Richard Meier’s original white enamel façade.

The Cornerstone Member designation was established in 2005 to recognize members who joined prior to the opening of the Renzo Piano expansion and have maintained their membership annually since then. This designation builds upon the legacy of Charter Members, established in 1983 to recognize members who joined prior to the opening of the Richard Meier building.

As we celebrate fifteen years of collections, exhibitions, and community programming in our “village for the arts,” we would like to thank our Charter and Cornerstone Members for their longtime dedication to the High. We are forever grateful for your continued support, your tireless advocacy, and your lasting commitment to the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta community.