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The Exhibition Series Supporters

February 1, 2022 | Mark Mills

Making a Profound Impact for the Arts in Atlanta

A visitor stands in a gallery looking up at a large black and red mobile while another visitor behind him looks at a statue on a pedestal.Since June 2021 through May of this year, the High will have hosted twenty-three special exhibitions. The Museum’s exhibition program is at the heart of our work to present a dynamic schedule of thought-provoking, educational, and inspiring art experiences. It is designed to present a full range of artistic achievements spanning cultures and time, which this year included cutting-edge contemporary works from living artists such as Dawoud Bey and Julie Mehretu; centuries-old treasures in Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands; and for the first time together, artworks by two of the seminal artists of the twentieth century in Calder-Picasso.

Exhibitions like Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection, and Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America also provided a meaningful setting for important discussions about social justice issues and other topics to inspire mutual learning and growth.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, these exhibitions took on a new role as a way to escape from the day-to-day realities and experience something beautiful or new in a safe environment outside of our homes. Overall, more than 250,000 people visited these exhibitions at the High, and another 1.2 million people encountered them on our website. The exhibitions also provided complementary learning opportunities with educational resources, curriculum, and tours impacting more than 40,000 students and teachers.

The High is grateful to the following generous supporters who made an early investment in making these exhibitions possible through a two-year gift commitment.

In return for their philanthropic support, Exhibition Series Supporters enjoy prominent recognition in the exhibitions and in all print and digital publications and materials and receive invitations to exhibition opening events and special programs and tours throughout the year.

If you are interested in contributing or in learning more about the 2022–2024 series, call 404-733-4379 or email

Premier Exhibition Series Sponsor
Delta Air Lines

Premier Exhibition Series Supporters
ACT Foundation, Inc.
Sarah and Jim Kennedy
Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot
Dr. Joan H. Weens Estate
wish Foundation

Benefactor Exhibition Series Supporters
Robin and Hilton Howell

Ambassador Exhibition Supporters
The Antinori Foundation
Corporate Environments
The Arthur R. and Ruth D. Lautz Charitable Foundation
Elizabeth and Chris Willett

Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters
Farideh and Al Azadi
Sandra and Dan Baldwin
Lucinda W. Bunnen
Marcia and John Donnell
Mrs. Peggy Foreman
Helen C. Griffith
Mrs. Fay S. Howell/The Howell Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jones
Joel Knox and Joan Marmo
Dr. Joe B. Massey
Margot and Danny McCaul
The Ron and Lisa Brill Family Charitable Trust
Wade Rakes and Nicholas Miller
The Fred and Rita Richman Fund
In Memory of Elizabeth B. Stephens by Powell Stephens, Preston Stephens, and Sally Stephens Westmoreland
USI Insurance Services
Mrs. Harriet H. Warren