The High Museum of Art’s largest benefit, the biennial Collectors Evening, is set for Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Taylor Lobby. This year the High has set a fundraising goal of $300,000 for the event.

The proceeds collected will go toward the purchase of new works of art to become part of the museum's permanent collection.

The Taylor Museum will be transformed into a five-star dining experience for the event, in which those attending can vote for their favorite pieces of art from among four proposed acquisitions to join the High’s collection of more than 17,000 objects, the event’s news release stated.

The pieces are: Shirin Neshat’s “Possessed” (16mm and 35mm film transferred to digital video, 13:01, with sound, 2001), Thomas Sully’s “Girl with a Fan (Blanche Sully)” (oil painting on panel, 1837), Louis Valtat’s “Les Couturières” (The Dressmakers) (oil painting on canvas, 1918) and an unidentified artist’s “Barbershop Stand and Shelf” (polychromed wood and metal, ca. 1940-50).

The evening begins with the opportunity for guests to view the proposed works and enjoy one-on-one conversations with the curators.

A seated dinner, curatorial presentations and voting for the crowd’s favorite artworks will follow cocktail hour. Since the inception of Collectors Evening in 2010, attendees have selected a total of 28 acquisitions for the museum’s collection, including works by Donald Locke, Nandipha Mntambo and Vik Muniz, the release stated.


  • Occurred Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Everett Catts is news editor of the Northside, Sandy Springs and Vinings Neighbor Newspapers. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and grew up in Atlanta.

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