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Impressive highlights from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

El Anatsui, Taago, 2006; 122 Georgia art patrons died in a plane crash at Orly Airport in Paris on a High Museum-sponsored European tour in 1962 in what was, at the time, the worst single plane aviation disaster in history

El Anatsui, Taago, 2006; 122 Georgia art patrons died in a plane crash at Orly Airport in Paris on a High Museum-sponsored European tour in 1962 in what was, at the time, the worst single plane aviation disaster in history

Sally Mann, Deep South Untitled (Fontainebleau), 1988; the High is home to the most robust photography program in the southeastern United States

Sally Mann, Deep South Untitled (Fontainebleau), 1988; the High is home to the most robust photography program in the southeastern United States

Man Ray, Life Saver, 1944;  a 2005 expansion included three new buildings designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, which more than doubled the Museum’s size to 312,000 square feet

Man Ray, Life Saver, 1944; a 2005 expansion included three new buildings designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, which more than doubled the Museum’s size to 312,000 square feet

Glenn Kaino, Invisible Man, 2018; Lee is posing with this life-size likeness of Tommie Smith who became famous at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics for protesting against racism and injustice

Glenn Kaino, Invisible Man, 2018; Lee is posing with this life-size likeness of Tommie Smith who became famous at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics for protesting against racism and injustice

Viktor Schreckengost, The New Yorker Bowl, 1931; Eleanor Roosevelt commissioned the original version of this bowl as a gift for her then-governor husband, Franklin D Roosevelt

Viktor Schreckengost, The New Yorker Bowl, 1931; Eleanor Roosevelt commissioned the original version of this bowl as a gift for her then-governor husband, Franklin D Roosevelt

The Atlanta Beltline has many great murals including this one at a doggy day care; I walked the Beltline from Cabbagetown to the High Museum and just love the route

The Atlanta Beltline has many great murals including this one at a doggy day care; I walked the Beltline from Cabbagetown to the High Museum and just love the route

Mark Rothko, No. 73, 1952; the High Museum of Art’s building, designed by noted architect Richard Meier, opened to worldwide acclaim in 1983

Mark Rothko, No. 73, 1952; the High Museum of Art’s building, designed by noted architect Richard Meier, opened to worldwide acclaim in 1983

Frank Lloyd Wright, Desk and Chair, 1939; earlier this year a selection of his works became a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright, Desk and Chair, 1939; earlier this year a selection of his works became a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1919; O’Keeffe married the man behind her first gallery show, modernist photographer Alfred Stieglitz

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1919; O’Keeffe married the man behind her first gallery show, modernist photographer Alfred Stieglitz

Claude Monet, Houses of Parliament in the Fog, 1903; Monet imported his famous water lilies from Egypt and South America despite the Giverny city council wanting them removed

Claude Monet, Houses of Parliament in the Fog, 1903; Monet imported his famous water lilies from Egypt and South America despite the Giverny city council wanting them removed

Emile Galle, Two Handled Vase, 1900; background - Galle, Vase, 1895; Galle is considered to be one of the major forces in the French Art Nouveau movement and one of my favorite glass artists

Emile Galle, Two Handled Vase, 1900; background - Galle, Vase, 1895; Galle is considered to be one of the major forces in the French Art Nouveau movement and one of my favorite glass artists

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Sushi Sofa, 2010; I really wanted to touch this sofa to see if the surface was hard or rubbery but I didn’t

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Sushi Sofa, 2010; I really wanted to touch this sofa to see if the surface was hard or rubbery but I didn’t

Ellsworth Kelly; Blue, Green, Red; 2005; Lee and I decided we could have done this

Ellsworth Kelly; Blue, Green, Red; 2005; Lee and I decided we could have done this

Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 2010; the artist is well-known for his works in Chicago and Houston (in front of the Museum of Fine Arts)

Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 2010; the artist is well-known for his works in Chicago and Houston (in front of the Museum of Fine Arts)

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1947; Calder is best known for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1947; Calder is best known for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic

Camille Pissarro, Snowscape with Cows at Montfoucault, 1874; Pissarro studied from Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot; he later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style

Camille Pissarro, Snowscape with Cows at Montfoucault, 1874; Pissarro studied from Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot; he later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style

Maximilien Luce, Port of London at Night, 1894; this artist was previously unknown to me but I loved this work; his paintings were passionate portrayals of contemporary subjects

Maximilien Luce, Port of London at Night, 1894; this artist was previously unknown to me but I loved this work; his paintings were passionate portrayals of contemporary subjects

William S. Wooten, Secretary (walnut, maple, white pine and bronze), 1884; the Wooton desk was introduced at a time when office work was changing in a drastic fashion with an increase in paperwork that led to the introduction of filing cabinets

William S. Wooten, Secretary (walnut, maple, white pine and bronze), 1884; the Wooton desk was introduced at a time when office work was changing in a drastic fashion with an increase in paperwork that led to the introduction of filing cabinets

Louis Tiffany, Favrile Vase, 1905; Tiffany is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau movement and was the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company

Louis Tiffany, Favrile Vase, 1905; Tiffany is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau movement and was the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company

Jan van Kessel; Butterflies, Caterpillars, Other Insects and Flowers; 1659; his grandfather was artist Jan Brueghel the Elder; amazing that this painting is 350 years old

Jan van Kessel; Butterflies, Caterpillars, Other Insects and Flowers; 1659; his grandfather was artist Jan Brueghel the Elder; amazing that this painting is 350 years old

Jan Brueghel the Elder, Holy Family with a Garland of Flowers, c. 1620; the artist was a close friend and frequent collaborator with Peter Paul Rubens, the two artists were the leading Flemish painters in the first three decades of the 17th century

Jan Brueghel the Elder, Holy Family with a Garland of Flowers, c. 1620; the artist was a close friend and frequent collaborator with Peter Paul Rubens, the two artists were the leading Flemish painters in the first three decades of the 17th century

Alfred Sisley, Thatched Cottage in Normandy, 1894; among his important works are a series of paintings of the River Thames, mostly around Hampton Court, executed in 1874

Alfred Sisley, Thatched Cottage in Normandy, 1894; among his important works are a series of paintings of the River Thames, mostly around Hampton Court, executed in 1874

Eugene Louis Boudin; Near Dordrecht, Ship Repair Yard; 1884; born in the port city of Honfleur, Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors

Eugene Louis Boudin; Near Dordrecht, Ship Repair Yard; 1884; born in the port city of Honfleur, Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors

William Mason Brown, Peaches on a White Plate, 1880; one of the better known of the Hudson River School’s second generation, he was renowned for romantic landscapes and still lifes

William Mason Brown, Peaches on a White Plate, 1880; one of the better known of the Hudson River School’s second generation, he was renowned for romantic landscapes and still lifes

Edward Hopper, Foreshore - Two Lights, 1927; Hopper's paintings highlight the seemingly mundane and typical scenes in everyday American life

Edward Hopper, Foreshore - Two Lights, 1927; Hopper's paintings highlight the seemingly mundane and typical scenes in everyday American life

Alex Rodriguez, Whirling Wheels, 2012; this spinning collection of windmills celebrate the ease of mobility and the freedom of movement the bicycle provides to people of all ages along the Beltline

Alex Rodriguez, Whirling Wheels, 2012; this spinning collection of windmills celebrate the ease of mobility and the freedom of movement the bicycle provides to people of all ages along the Beltline

Molly Hatch, Physic Garden, 2013; the High commissioned this large-scale, hand-painted plate painting inspired by 2 circa 1755 Chelsea porcelain factory plates

Molly Hatch, Physic Garden, 2013; the High commissioned this large-scale, hand-painted plate painting inspired by 2 circa 1755 Chelsea porcelain factory plates

Edouard Vuillard; Woman Before a Plaster Relief; 1904; after 1920 Vuillard was increasingly occupied painting portraits for wealthy and distinguished Parisians

Edouard Vuillard; Woman Before a Plaster Relief; 1904; after 1920 Vuillard was increasingly occupied painting portraits for wealthy and distinguished Parisians

Richard Dial, The Comfort and Service My Daddy Brings to Our Household, 1988; this Bessemer, Alabama artist creates austere yet whimsical sculptural chairs

Richard Dial, The Comfort and Service My Daddy Brings to Our Household, 1988; this Bessemer, Alabama artist creates austere yet whimsical sculptural chairs

Mathias Bengtsson, Plywood Slice, 1999; we wondered if you could modify the chair as the size of your derriere changed

Mathias Bengtsson, Plywood Slice, 1999; we wondered if you could modify the chair as the size of your derriere changed

Henri Matisse, Woman Seated at her Piano, 1924; Matisse was influenced by artists such as van Gogh and Cezanne; he studied the works of J.M.W. Turner and was good friends with Picasso

Henri Matisse, Woman Seated at her Piano, 1924; Matisse was influenced by artists such as van Gogh and Cezanne; he studied the works of J.M.W. Turner and was good friends with Picasso

Gustave and Christian Herter, Bedstead, Cabinet and Side Chair, 1875; the side chair is from the William H Vanderbilt mansion in New York City while the bed was originally made for Pierre Lorillard

Gustave and Christian Herter, Bedstead, Cabinet and Side Chair, 1875; the side chair is from the William H Vanderbilt mansion in New York City while the bed was originally made for Pierre Lorillard

Amadeo Modigliani, Portrait of Beatrice Hastings, 1914; he was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France who was not well received during his lifetime but found fame later

Amadeo Modigliani, Portrait of Beatrice Hastings, 1914; he was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France who was not well received during his lifetime but found fame later

Atlanta has gorgeous trees in the fall with Trees Atlanta adding 133,000 plantings since 1985; Trees Atlanta has helpfully labeled many of its trees with species information

Atlanta has gorgeous trees in the fall with Trees Atlanta adding 133,000 plantings since 1985; Trees Atlanta has helpfully labeled many of its trees with species information

Camille Pissarro, Ornamental Lake at Kew Gardens, London, 1892; having just visited Kew Gardens in London with Lee, I recognized this scene

Camille Pissarro, Ornamental Lake at Kew Gardens, London, 1892; having just visited Kew Gardens in London with Lee, I recognized this scene

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