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An Evening With Photography Curator Gregory Harris

Hello Young Collectors and Friends,

We are long overdue for a cocktail together. Let's meet next Friday at six at Table 1280 for drinks to catch up on all the art happenings around town. Greg Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum will join us. At 7pm sharp he will give us a private tour of the Paul Graham Exhibition The Whiteness of the Whale (details below). In addition, the Exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation is exquisite. You will definitely want to visit our favorite Pop-Icons like Marilyn, Muhammed Ali and Mick Jagger! The installation is exquisite and inspired me to go home and rehang all my style at it's finest.

BONUS: Friday Night is Jazz night at the High from 6-10pm featuring live jazz in the High's atrium with sounds of trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden. I see no reason to miss that while we are in the hood. Reputedly, he sings like Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. 

WORD TO WISE: Friday night traffic can be MARTA to Arts Center Station and save parking crush and fees. After a boozy, jazzy fun evening, we can all walk or UBER home. Your YCC Membership will cover museum admission to all of this & a couple of cocktails before at 1280...BUT only if you RSVP!!!

Eager to see all of you Friday!!

High kicks!

p.s. Let me know what you think about this program... even if you cannot attend. I don't know what YCC members think about Friday nights....but this opportunity seemed like a good fit for our group. EMAIL or TEXT me your feedback please.

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"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

About Gregory Harris
Harris is a specialist in documentary photography and is best known for his work with emerging artists. Since joining the High in July 2016, Harris has organized the exhibitions Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics (2016), The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh (2017), and Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale (2017). He was previously the Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago and held curatorial positions in the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Greg will be curating the APG exhibition for October Greg Harris Selects...deadline for submissions is August 5th. We are fortunate to have Greg at the High!

About the artist
Paul Graham (born 1956), an internationally renowned British photographer, has been at the forefront of contemporary photography since the 1980s. His work is celebrated for its unique blend of documentary observation and conceptual innovation. This exhibition brings together three of Graham’s most groundbreaking bodies of work, made across the United States between 1998 and 2011.  Linked by a common subject matter, the work gathered here examines the state of race and social class in America while using the very nature of sight and the medium of photography as metaphors for inequality, invisibility, and the ways photographs affect our perceptions of the world. Together, this informal trilogy interrogates the process and politics of looking while challenging photography’s conventional role in addressing social issues.

Young Collectors Club ATL is your passport to the creative class. YCC is a social club for young professionals and creatives interested in learning about and collecting contemporary art founded in 2006. Mary Stanley Studio presents this bi-monthly members-only educational series with behind the scene visits with curators, art critics & collectors and studio visits with top artists. Members receive insider info and perks, drink fine wine and enjoy social networking with other like-minded art enthusiasts.

Since founding Mary Stanley Studio in 2004, Mary Stanley has been actively involved in a wide range of contemporary art initiatives. As a curator, art consultant, art advocate, artist representative and enthusiastic collector, she enjoys working with artists, collectors, museums, galleries, curators, and art non-profit organizations to enhance the cultural and creative climate in the city of Atlanta.