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Good afternoon!

If you haven’t seen the new “Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013” exhibit at the High Museum there’s still time! The exhibition presents 164 works of art from 105 artists created during the years: 1913, 1929, 1950, 1961, and 1988, as well as the art of today. The exhibition will examine the years prior to the start of World War I and the Great Depression, the lead-up to postwar American prosperity and the years preceding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall and how artists responded to and were influenced by events on the world stage.

The exhibition will also present the works of contemporary artists Aaron Curry, Katharina Grosse, and Sarah Sze, whose work extends themes first explored in the 20th century and updates them for the 21st century.

“Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013” will be one of the largest surveys of 20th-century art to ever be exhibited in the southeastern United States. Co-organized by the High Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), as part of the two museums’ ongoing collaboration, the exhibition will be on view from Oct. 13, 2012, through Jan. 20, 2013.

The exhibition will include iconic works from each represented year, including:

1913: Umberto Boccioni’s Futurist sculpture “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space”

1929: Salvador Dalí’s Surrealist painting “Illumined Pleasures”

1950: Willem de Kooning’s landmark of Abstract Expressionism, “Woman, I”

1961: Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop art masterpiece “Girl With Ball”

1988: Jeff Koons’s famed porcelain sculpture “Pink Panther”

One of our favorites was a painting by Rene Magritte called “Palace of Curtains III”. It was a painting of 2 window views: the one on the left was a beautiful oil canvas of the sky while the view on the right had a bluish color and simply said “Ciel” (which is the French word for sky). There is plenty to see as the exhibit features 100’s of works of art. So while you’re on winter break, holiday break, or playing hooky from work because of all the holidays mixed in this month, come and see this amazing exhibit while it’s here! Because January 13th will be here before you know it!


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