See Picasso, Warhol For Free This Weekend

If you haven't seen this exhibit at the High, you might want to visit this weekend. Bank of America cardholders get free museum admission Saturday and Sunday.

The 's "" exhibition continues through April 29, 2012.

The display -- on loan from the The Museum of Modern Art in New York City -- features more than 100 works from 14 modern artists including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. It's an exhibition rarely seen in the Southeast.

Have you seen it? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

If you haven't made a visit, this weekend might be a good time.

is offering free admission to participating museums, zoos and other cultural sites through its "Museums on Us" program in the first weekend of each month, until otherwise noted. 

Atlanta-area institutions accepting the bank's cards in lieu of admission fees include The High Museum and The Atlanta History Center. According to the bank's website, more than 140 sites across the country are offering free admissions on certain days to their debit and credit cardholders.

For further information and a list of cultural sites in Georgia and other states accepting the cards, go to: museums.bankofamerica.com.

Also, Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the High is hosting its Second Sunday Family Funday.

Each second Sunday, families are treated to demonstrations, art-making workshops and live performances. No registration required.

This Sunday, the theme is "Picking Apart Picasso." Parents and children can look closely at Pablo Picasso and ask questions of artist Grainger McKoy about his artwork as well.

Matt Sicignano January 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Great tip about admission! Just caught the show, was meaning to get down there-it was very timely! A little sparse, but considering the magnitude of the artistry on exhibit, it was more of a "quality, not quantity" issue. Pretty crowded, even with the rain, but it moved fast and the exhibit halls are great for accomodating crowds! Highlights were Picasso's "Girl before a Mirror", which greets you as you enter. Matisse's "Dance" was inspiring for its simplicity, while Jackson Pollocks's "Number 1A" was inspiring for its complexity. Probably the star of the show was the Warhol soup cans.......I find it interesting that his take on consumerism and advertising has come 180 degrees since the '60's, and now we attach a "great art" label to the ordinary! PS: not to leave on a sour note...the parking was plentiful, and free on Sunday. Enjoy!


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