The Modern Century - in the High Museum in Atlanta


An exhibit with photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson will open in the High Museum in Atlanta on February 19th, with the title “The Modern Century”.

Photo: Torcello, near Venice, Italy 1953. © 2011 Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris.

Last August there was an exhibit with photos from Henri Cartier-Bresson in the West Vancouver Museum. Now a new exhibit has been opened with more than 250 photographs by the man who is oftentimes called the father of modern photo journalism.

The photos will span from post-World War II Europe to the Chinese Revolution in Shanghai according to the details on the website for the exhibit and belong to the Museum of Modern Art, who has loaned them to the High Museum in Atlanta.
The High Museum of Arts is located in Midtown Atlanta (1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309) and has a diverse collection of paintings in its permanent collection and will be opening this special exhibit February 19th. It will be accessible till May 29th and the adult tickets are $18 (but are good for the whole museum) for adults and $15 for students.

In addition, there will also be a lecture by the Chief Curator of the Photography Department of the Museum of Modern Art on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the collection of photography on display on February 17th at 7 p.m. for which the tickets will be free (with limited seating).

If, like me, you cannot make it to the exhibit, you can see some of the photographs on the interactive website of the MoMA

The website for the High Museum can be found here:

written by pfenya on 2011-02-14 #news #exhibit #atlanta #high-museum #modern-century #henri-cartier-bresson

One Comment

  1. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    Possibly the only reason I would ever go near Atlanta.

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